The most common causes of structure fires in California are related to cooking, smoking, heating, and appliances. Fires caused by cooking continue to rise since 2007 and accounted for 166,600 fires in the United States in 2011. Malfunctioning furnaces, cracked fireplace flues or flues with a build up of creosote, dryers with lint clogged air returns, and cigarettes or the other main culprits. These causes can create a wide range of damage to your home, from charred drywall and minor smoke damage to complete structural damage. Different restoration methods and measures are used depending on the type of fire damage that has occurred. No matter what the damage we use the best cleaning technology with all commercial grade cleaning equipment. Our entire team is certified by IICRC to clean fire and smoke damaged areas and handle fire restoration, as well as possessing skills to repair and restore minor and major fire damage.
I have fire damage, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Limit movement in affected area so soot does not become airborne.
Keep hands clean and try not to touch walls and furniture.
Place towels or old linens down on traffic areas to keep soot down.
Wipe off all metal fixtures such as door knobs faucets.
If you are exposing yourself to soot and smoke, be sure to protect yourself with a mask and latex gloves.
Contact you insurance provider right away to begin your claim.