If your home has been damaged by fire, our Michigan fire damage restoration experts understand the need to restore your life to normal as soon as possible. Using experienced professionals to assess, clean and repair the damage caused by fire, smoke, water and fire fighters can reduce costly and potentially dangerous problems in the future.
Based on what kind of materials burned, the amount of water used by fire fighters and other variables, proper fire damage restoration can greatly reduce your loss and give you peace of mind going forward. Our fire damage experts use state-of-the-art equipment and proven techniques to get your home back to where it needs to be — clean, safe and secure.
Our restoration specialists handle all kinds of fire damage, from:
- Kitchen Accidents
- Electrical Malfunctions
- Grease Fires
- Furnace Puff Backs
- Appliance Failures
- Fire Place Accidents
The professional restoration experts at Michigan hold all certifications and licenses required by state and federal agencies to perform fire damage restoration and all additional services related to fire, water, smoke and structural damage. Relying on years of experience handling hundreds of restoration projects, Michigan uses a proven and detailed plan to restore your home and help to avoid further problems.
In order to properly minimize further damage after a fire we must mitigate the loss as soon as reasonably possible. After a thorough inspection of the contents and structure, our restoration technicians will work with you and your insurance company to devise an action plan. Immediate cautions will need to be taken to prevent secondary damage to the structure.
What should you do after a fire has damaged your home?
- Contact your insurance company as soon as reasonably possible
- Board up openings for weather protection and prevent theft of your possessions
- If you have lost power, winterize your home if necessary
- Establish temporary power for fire restoration and to keep your sump pump operable
- If the structure livable? Temporary housing may be needed during restoration
- Ventilate the home to reduce odor and humidity. Professional drying may be needed
- Remove firearms from the structure and take to a gunsmith to be thoroughly cleaned
- Furs, cash and jewelry must be gathered right away to prevent further damage and theft
- Itemize refrigerated and frozen items for reimbursement as needed
After the above emergency fire damage services have been addressed, one of our trained restoration professionals will work with you and your insurance company to devise a fire damage restoration plan to get you back into your normal routine as soon as possible.
Fire Damage Restoration Summary
After our professionals complete a thorough mitigation, certain items in your home must be removed to make way for emergency procedures. At this time, careful attention will be taken to gather and pack your valuable possessions as needed for cleaning or replacement. These items usually consist of property that is not attached, such as furniture, computers, electronic equipment, knickknacks, clothes, linens and pictures.
Once the contents have been moved as needed, the demo can start on all building components deemed unsalvageable for fire damage restoration. During this process pictures are taken and a sample of each material removed is carefully documented for replacement. Once the fire damaged building components are removed, then cleaning and drying of the structure can begin.Fires of any size can cause major damage to the interior of a structure and its contents. Our Michigan fire restoration specialists can also assist you with smoke damage restoration, odor removal, dehumidification, water damage and construction services to repair any structural damage to your home.
For more information about fire damage restoration and how the Grand Rapids and Traverse City restoration specialists at Restoration Services can help restore your home, contact us here or call us directly at 616.951.7015 in Grand Rapids or 231.218.8706 in Traverse City.