Fire and smoke damage is one of the most devastating things that can happen to your property. Not only do you face the damage caused by the blaze itself, but the layers of smoke and other combustive residues that layer on as the smoke boils through the area, and finally the water and foam that is used to put it out. Fire damage can destabilize the structural elements of your home or office, flooding it with unpleasant smells, ash, and soot. Water damage picks up this ash and soot and carries it into your carpeting and furniture, between cracks in the floor and walls, and into places that can be very difficult to reach. Water and foam can also combine with smoke and sooty residue to create a sticky and acidic coating that is extremely difficult to remove, but can etch, damage, and discolor anything it comes into contact within a matter of hours. This combination of damaging elements makes it very hard to imagine a scenario where total restoration is possible.
Although recovery is possible, every second counts when it comes to mitigating fire, water, and smoke damage. StructureMEDIC provides emergency fire damage restoration service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—so you know that when you need help, StructureMEDIC will be there for you. If you need the largest and most experienced team of experts in your area, look no further! Call (404) 556-8278 today, and find out what a difference experience can make.
When you choose StructureMEDIC for your fire damage restoration needs, you are getting the benefit of our experience, as well as excellent training from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)—the industry’s leader in restoration education. Led by a veteran of the restoration industry with more than 25 years of experience, the restoration team at StructureMEDIC have the experience to provide you with a solution, no matter how complicated the damage to your property may appear.
At StructureMEDIC we don’t just handle water damage, either. We tackle the toughest problems in the industry, including:
- Water Extraction and Dehumidification
- Flood Damage Cleanup
- Mold Removal and Remediation
- Burst Pipe and Plumbing Repair
- Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
- Deodorization Services
- Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
- Roofing Repair
Water Damage As A Result Of A Fire
Following a fire, once the structure itself has been declared safe to enter, one of the first concerns is dealing with the water damage that has occurred. If water is left to soak into everything, it can quickly become a much more serious problem as mold is introduced into the environment and made welcome by the excess moisture. Once mold has settled in, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of. In addition to our certifications and training, StructureMEDIC utilizes state of the art equipment to ensure a quick water extraction and thorough drying-out of your property. We have fully equipped emergency response vehicles that can be dispatched at a moment’s notice, each one wholly stocked with professional dehumidification units, extractors, fans, and all the safety equipment necessary to get the job done right. At StructureMEDIC we take our safety—and yours—very seriously.
In most situations involving smoke and fire damage, the aftercare can be just as—if not more—important than the initial response to the fire. There are many types of latent damage that can occur following a fire though smoke damage is definitely one of the most pervasive, a close second is the damage caused by improperly removed water. When excess moisture occurs on your property, it can be difficult to remove without specialized equipment. If the water is allowed to “air dry” with nothing more than open windows and maybe a box fan or two, that moisture can linger on in the nooks and crannies of your property, and become a prime breeding ground for mold. At StructureMEDIC we also deal with the field of mold removal and remediation, but we know that the best defense against mold is a good offense. We have the equipment necessary to dry your property out so quickly that mold will not have a chance to grow—as well as the mold detection expertise and equipment to back that claim up. Even if it’s already too late, and you’ve found evidence of mold, StructureMEDIC can help.
Once the water problem has been dealt with, there is still the issue of the acidic residue that is caused by combustive chemicals being released into the air. This residue can travel through the air, through the heating and air conditioning vents, and contaminate rooms that are nowhere near the site of the actual fire. Not only does the smoky odor get into everything, but the residue itself can be extremely damaging to all sorts of surfaces. Acidic smoke residue can settle in layers, depending on the length of exposure, and with every layer that forms removal and restoration becomes even more difficult. Acidic smoke residue can discolor the plastics of your appliances, stain wood and stone, not to mention the problems it can cause for clothing, carpets, and upholstery. Because StructureMEDIC is a full-service restoration company, we know how to deal with several different types of damage at once. We possess the specially-formulated cleaning agents that are necessary to safely remove the residue from your possessions before it has a chance to settle in and really cause damage—but the key to salvaging and restoring your valuable belongings lies in quickly dealing with all aspects of the damage.
Smoke odor can be a real problem following a fire. Smoke has such a pungent odor, and it can, unfortunately, linger for years if not properly dealt with. Nobody wants to live with a reminder of the fire, especially one that gets into your clothing and hair and lingers outside the building. The experts at StructureMEDIC know this, and we take great care to deodorize all affected surfaces and materials to ensure that your home or business are as fresh and clean as they were before the incident, with no lingering reminders. At StructureMEDIC, we treat your home or business as though it was our own—and that means that we will never use harmful chemicals to mask one odor with another. Instead, we’ll address the problem at its source, ensuring that all areas affected by smoke damage and odors are cleaned and deodorized according to the IICRC guidelines. For a fresh, clean property following a fire, the best resource you have are the experts at StructureMEDIC!
One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with any situation involving extreme property damage—like a fire—is sorting out the insurance. Most insurance policies handle the cost of water, smoke, or fire damage mitigation, but they will require the policyholder to take action that prevents further damage (such as mold). StructureMEDIC has longstanding experience in working with the insurance companies. Our service team can help you to navigate through the red tape. We document every aspect of our work and provide you with the vital information needed to file insurance claims. When StructureMEDIC says that we are a full-service restoration company, we mean it. No other restoration company in your area works as hard as we do to ensure that your property makes a full recovery. Call us today at (404) 556-8278!