Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. 411 Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. 411 also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. Repairing homes and businesses after a fire takes skill, experience, and a commitment to doing everything necessary to help restore peoples’ lives. If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of a fire in your property, we hope you’ll know that help is available. We provide complete LA fire damage cleanup services and can even handle the insurance claim process for you. If you need a fire restoration company you can trust, we hope you’ll call us!
According to the latest numbers from the National Fire Protection Association, a structure fire is reported every 65 seconds. When the alarm sounds, emergency responders and fire departments answer the call for help with quick and decisive action. When the smoke clears, 411’s fire restoration services team stands ready to help with the same rapid response – 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
The first 24–48 hours after fire damage are known as the “golden hours” of recovery. An effective emergency response that quickly stabilizes the facility ensures the recovery of as much property as possible. The acidic soot and smoke damage that is often produced when fires are extinguished accelerates the deterioration and corrosion of building components and vital assets. To compound the problem, fires are most frequently extinguished with dry chemicals or water. Plus, the toxic smoke odor left behind must be neutralized and deodorized. The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs. Beyond the visible structural damage, contents inside the structure must be evaluated for recovery based on a number of factors including:
- Replacement Cost vs. Restoration Cost
- Effect of Smoke and Heat
- Loss of Use
- Loss of Value
- Decreased Life Expectancy
- Sentimental Value
411’s fire restoration services can include: emergency board-up, demolition, soot removal film application, thermal deodorization to mitigate smoke damage, and complete reconstruction. Count on 411’s fire damage restoration services to answer your call of need.
We also work closely with local fire departments and are often called in to help with fire damage efforts shortly after the fire is extinguished. Support services include:
- Emergency board-up and site containment services: securing the property/premises and preserving the scene from further fire and smoke damage.
- Work under the direction of Arson Investigators to assist fire damage restoration services safely: secure evidence, debris manipulation, transport and storage, etc.
- Supply cranes and other heavy equipment to clear paths, allow for aerial photos, expedite hauling, and other fire damage restoration needs.
- Shoring and moving of materials to help secure safe entry of fire department and authorized personnel in the fire damage restoration process.
- Provide lighting, dumpsters, emergency power, etc.
- Application of board-up decals if required to reduce visual eyesore of burned structures.
Smoke Damage Removal
The smell of smoke saturates into everything after a fire. If its not cleaned or restored properly, a residential or commercial property can smell of smoke indefinitely. Soot leaves an oily residue behind on all surfaces it touches, so special cleaning solutions and procedures are necessary to properly get rid of it. Both of these problems need be handled by a professional company, and the certified technicians at 411 Water & Mold Restoration are properly trained to do this. We have the necessary equipment and certifications to cleanup and restore fire, smoke, and soot.
Smoke is an aerosol, which means that tiny particles are suspended within the hot gas. As the gas makes contact with surfaces it deposits the payload leaving behind discoloration and odor, that is unsightly and over bearing. For our customer, the stability of her life was anchored in her home, so it was pivotal that we returned her to a state of mind that was better than the day fire struck her Los Angeles neighborhood.
Fire and Smoke Damage Services Include:
- Fire Damage Restoration and Reconstruction
- Tear-Outs & Demolition
- Smoke & Odor removal
- Structural Cleaning & Deodorization