Fire & Smoke Restoration
A fire can be the most traumatic experience a homeowner ever faces.
If a fire has occured at your home or property, chances are that the damage has been great. Fire can cause minor smoke damage at the least, or can completely devour an entire structure. Though this can be a troubling and stressful time. Anew can take care of bringing your property back to a safe inhabitable state.
Anew will first inspect your property to check for the soundness of basic structures and assess all damage. We will discuss our findings with you, so that you are fully informed as to the kinds of results that can be reasonably expected. We will then work to repair the basic structures of your property to ensure that your home or business is stable and that all structures are sound.
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Survey damaged site to determine extent of destruction caused by fire, smoke, heat and moisture.
Fires can be more destructive then you think. The structure and contents within may all be damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water.
Property loss or destruction due to fire damage is often the result of smoke not just fire damage. The site needs to be inspected to determine the extent to which fire, smoke, heat, and moisture has impacted building and contents. As an experienced fire restoration professional we know the areas to examine, often areas unaffected by fire damage are still a danger since smoke can penetrate within cavities of the structure causing hidden damage and odor.
What I need to do?
1. Do not wipe or attempt to wash fire residues from walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.
2. Stay away from carpeting or upholstered furniture impacted by smoke residues or debris.
3. Do not use food items or canned goods exposed to heat.
4. Do not turn on computers, TVs, stereos or other electrical appliances until they have been cleaned and checked.
5. Do clean and protect chrome trim on faucets by washing with detergent and applying a coating of Vaseline or oil.
6. Do blow off or brush-vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery, draperies and carpeting.
7. Do open windows for ventilation, if weather permits.
8. Do empty refrigerators and freezers if electricity is off. Also, prop doors opoen with a rolled towel or newspaper to allow air circulation.
9. Do pour antifreeze in toliet bowls, tanks, sinks and tub drains to prevent freeze damage if heat is off in the winter.
10. Do call a plumber to drain and blow out all water lines if heat is off in winter.
11. Do remove pets to a clean environment if heavy fire residues are present.
12. Do retain a contractor to board up open windows, roofs or other penetrations in order to prevent additional damage.