When a disaster strikes, homes and businesses suffer great losses. Business operations may come to a halt resulting in a loss of customers or clients, inventory and property. Your home may incur serious damages, and you could lose belongings, priceless heirlooms, and memories. Without acting quickly, items damaged by fire and smoke may become unsalvageable and a complete loss.
At ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning, we make it our goal to restore your home and office quickly and efficiently to bring you peace of mind.
Our services include but may not be limited to:
- Fire and Smoke Restoration
- Soot Removal
- Complete Building and Contents Cleaning
- Safety and Compliance
- Building stabilization
- Controlled demolition
- Project management and consulting
- Antiques and Fine Art Restoration*
- Electronic Equipment Restoration*
- Furniture Refinishing
- Biohazard Cleaning
- HVAC Duct Cleaning
- Data and Document Recovery
- Safety and Compliance
- Pack out and inventory service
Some services may be subcontracted.
Fire Damage Tips
After the fire goes out and the smoke clears, you only have a brief period during which to take action and minimize the scope of the damage. Always check that the space is safe for you to be in and the air is safe to breathe before you attempt to begin the cleaning and restoration process.
What to do:
- Permanent damage can set in under 72 hours as corrosive matter from the fire and soot react with the surfaces they touch, so call in the pros from ServiceMaster immediately.
- Open windows and doors to air out the space, reducing the odor and decreasing the concentration of soot lingering in the air. Only do so if the temperature remains above 60 degrees.
- Carefully clean soot and other byproducts of the fire off porcelain, chrome, aluminum, and other delicate surfaces to prevent permanent etching or discoloration.
- Clean or replace the air filters throughout your home. Air duct cleaning is also highly recommended for most fire or smoke damage.
- Throw out any open food, medicine, or hygiene products.
- Fasten damp cheesecloth around important documents or valuables to protect from lingering soot in the air.
- Clothing and fabric contents that were affected by the fire or smoke damage should be sent to a qualified dry cleaner.
What not to do:
- Do not touch any surfaces with your hands. The oil from your hands will transfer to walls, fabrics, and other materials, leading to greater damage.
- Do not attempt to wipe down or wash walls. The wrong method of cleaning can not only make the damage worse but also make it.
- Do not try to clean anything fabric yourself, as this can cause the soot and odor to set into the upholstery and carpet, and become more difficult to remove.
- Do not use electricity until it has been checked by a professional.
- Do not use lights, fans, or other ceiling fixtures if the ceiling might be wet.