The thought of a fire in a home or building is terrifying. Fires can happen in an instant and cause deep, devastating damage while also threatening the safety of those inside. Evacuating the home or building should be your main concern during the fire and once the fire is extinguished, you must focus on the restoration to prevent significant damage. After the fire is out, there are still corrosive materials like soot, smoke, and other byproducts lingering that can permanently damage various surfaces, furnishings, and materials. ServiceMaster Kwik Restore provides fire damage restoration services to help clean up and rebuild homes and businesses that have been damaged in a fire. We are serving Northern IL and Southern WI, including Lake, McHenry and Kane County in IL and Racine/Kenosha County in WI. Each of our technicians are highly trained to handle serious fire and smoke damage using the best equipment and cleaning products of the industry.
As soon as the fire department finishes putting out the fire, you must call ServiceMaster Kwik Restore to help limit the spread of corrosive byproducts and pre-clean affected materials to avoid permanent damage. Most of the damage that occurs in a fire is actually caused by soot and corrosive byproducts that can cause etching, corrosion, and discoloration to various surfaces and materials. Our technicians use the right chemical cleaners to clean up soot damage from a range of household materials including tile, brass, aluminum, carpeting and upholstery. We are also equipped to rebuild the physical damage to your home or building caused by the fire itself.
Once you call ServiceMaster Kwik Restore for fire damage restoration, these tips will help you prevent further damage:
- Do not attempt to clean wood, drywall, or other porous surfaces.
- Do not use your furnace or air conditioner.
- Save electronics for inspection before using them.
- Do not attempt to move large objects like furniture.
- Dispose of any food packages exposed to the fire.
Fires create many layers of damage in a home or building and not all the damage caused is physical. One of the common problems caused by fire and smoke is foul odors that continue to linger long after a fire. Smoke odors get absorbed in porous building materials and the only way to remove these odors is to eliminate them at their source. We use advanced deodorization equipment and methods to extract smoke odor from affected materials and air spaces.
If your home or business building is damaged in a fire, make sure you call ServiceMaster Kwik Restore as soon as possible after the fire is out. Our technicians will immediately start pre-cleaning damaged materials and stabilize the building while we further assess the damage to form a full restoration plan. We are available 24 hours a day at (888) 504-6053 to respond to fire damage emergencies.