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Emergency Fire & Smoke Damage Services For Residential And Commercial In Glendale
A house fire or commercial building fire is a devastating event. The flames, smoke and heat cause tremendous damage, as does the work which firefighters perform to extinguish the fire. If you’ve suffered through a home or business fire, Action 1 Restoration of Glendale offers quality fire damage and restoration services to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
So, you’ve just suffered through a fire. The good news is that the Glendale fire department has an excellent record of responding to fire calls within five minutes, which means there is a great chance the damage is not excessive.
As soon as the fire department extinguishes the blaze, your urge will be to rush back inside to check out your property. This is a mistake even if firemen tell you it’s safe to do so. There are a few reasons, but let’s start with a simple one: you can actually cause more damage.
A fire-damaged area is incredibly messy. It’s bad enough that your home or office has been burned and many of your possessions have been ruined. But the soot from the fire and the water used to put it out can mix into sludge, which is often just as damaging as the fire. If you start walking around, you risk spreading this sludge and soot to areas which were spared by the flames. The next thing you know, otherwise pristine furniture, rugs and electronics have been ruined as well.
There’s also the issue of safety. Fire melts the plastic covering off electrical wires. While firefighters will do what they can to secure the area, they will not search through every pile of debris. If you inadvertently touch a live wire the shock could end up putting you in the hospital.
Inspecting and securing a fire-damaged area is not a “do it yourself” task – you need professionals. At Action 1 Restoration of Glendale, we are trained to secure the area and minimize damage after a fire.
Fire Damage Restoration
The major disruption in your day-to-day routine caused by a fire, not to mention the possible loss of valuable items, can be overwhelming and depressing. Don’t let it get you down. Start the restoration process immediately.
Fire damage restoration is a multistage process which our experts can handle from start to finish:
- Securing the fire-damaged area
- Indexing all damaged items for your insurance claim
- Identifying and removing non-damaged items of value
- Identifying and removing damaged items of value which might be saved
- Extracting water from the area to minimize further damage and the potential for mold
- Extracting soot from non-damaged areas
- Extracting and discarding fire-damaged items which cannot be used in restoration
- Repairing smoke damage to items which will be used in the restoration
- Removing smoke odor from the area
- Performing the rebuild
A fire is a shocking event which can leave you numb. But it’s important to act quickly because there could be further damage ahead if the fire exposed the interior of the structure to the elements, by burning away part of a wall or roof. The wind may bring in dust which can compromise electronics, mold spores might be activated by the water used to put out the fire, and if you are unlucky, we could get one of the area’s rare storms which would ruin everything exposed to the elements. Placing tarps over the damaged area should be done immediately.
At Action 1 Restoration of Glendale, we have years of experience dealing with the brutal combination of fire and water damage. We use specially-designed equipment and chemical mixes to extract water and soot particles from the fire damaged area, and have tarps of sufficient size to cover even large buildings.
Smoke Damage Restoration
One of the most amazing things about a fire is the amount of smoke it creates. Structure fires, in particular, produce an absolutely massive amount of smoke primarily because of the carpets, plastics and electronics inside the building.
The biggest problem with this volume of smoke is that it tends to spread far beyond the location of the fire. The voluminous clouds leave walls, floors and furniture covered with a layer of soot even if the blaze was in a different part of the building.
At Action 1 Restoration of Glendale, we provide professional smoke damage restoration services designed to remove the remnants of smoke from structures after a fire. We do this through the use of industrial cleaners and the reconstruction of damaged surfaces, depending on how severe the problem is in each affected area.
Odor Control & Removal
While a fire obviously causes physical damage, it also leaves a horrific odor which seemingly will never go away. You can actually take steps to try to eliminate the odor on your own:
- Use fans to circulate air from the interior of the structure to the exterior
- Wash any fabrics which will retain the odor, like drapes
- Wash all solid surfaces to remove latent odors
- Vacuum all carpets
- Mop all floors
- Clean the blades of all ceiling fans
- Wash down all other surfaces
If you are lucky, this will take care of the odor. If not, contact us to schedule a professional cleaning and we’ll make sure the odor is gone for good.
Kitchen Fire Damage
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, there are roughly 400,000 home fires every year. The majority break out between 5:00 and 8:00 in the evening, with 41 percent occurring in the kitchen. This makes kitchen blazes one of the more common of all home fires, not just nationwide but in Glendale as well.
Fortunately, kitchen fire damage is fairly simple to repair. When we arrive, we’ll identify which areas of the kitchen need to be replaced and which can be restored. We’ll then remove all signs of fire damage and do all possible repairs, while you order replacement appliances and other new materials which will have to be installed. Before you know it, the damage will not only be repaired – your kitchen will be better than ever.
Servicing Commercial & Residential Properties
At Action 1 Restoration of Glendale we provide full-service fire damage and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, with all work done by professionals experienced in both home and business damage restoration. And we work hand-in-hand with your insurance company to get your work completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact us day or night at 623.552.4808, and we’ll get to work immediately.