Restoration

Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration

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Serving Minneapolis | St Cloud | Hutchinson | Marshall | Willmar, MN | & Surrounding Areas

Еven when the fire is out, the damage continues. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic and when burned, it can create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable.

ServiceMaster Fire Damage Restoration

Our fire damage restoration team knows that very well.

The masters of ServiceMaster Professional Services are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. We can even remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets, thus helping to avoid additional expenses.

What to do after smoke and fire damage

 

  • Corrosive byproducts can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours. Call us for professional help.
  • If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
  • Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
  • Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
  • Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
  • Discard any open food packages.
  • If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave the doors propped open.
  • Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to our qualified restoration dry cleaner.

What NOT to do after smoke and fire damage

 

  • Do not touch anything. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing additional damage.
  • Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound soot residue.
  • Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
  • Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.

Mitigation is essential in smoke and fire damage

Even when the fire is out, the damage continues. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic. When burned, synthetics create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable. If your home or business has been damaged by a fire in Minneapolis, MN, immediately call ServiceMaster Professional Services for fire damage restoration.

We use the latest equipment and supplies in our five-step fire and smoke restoration process:

 

  • Emergency pre-cleaning
  • Content cleaning
  • Content pack-out
  • Wall and ceiling cleaning
  • Deodorization

We also provide smoke damage cleanup services.

December 9, 2018
S.S.
Hutchinson, MN
Service Master was there fairly quickly after we called. As I was not sure how things like this went, I was somewhat confused as to what they were doing at times and I think they needed to communicate better, especially the first day when you are so emotional about your loss,etc. An example is when they started tearing up all the flooring and just bits and pieces of it in different rooms. I knew the dining and kitchen area needed to be redone and basement, but when they ripped up the linoleum in a couple spots in the bathroom, I did not know why. And so now, we have to redo the floor in the bathroom too. Was it necessary to do that? I stopped them from doing it to my bedrooms as there was minimal damage in those areas. They also called my husband and told them they would be arriving one day at 11 but did not say why and he didn't ask. ( I then made them change the contact number to mine. Anyway, a crew came out to move things. I did not understand what they were moving and to where. The head guy explained that they were taking stuff to a pod (which we deferred) and would take it and clean it. We had nothing for them to do or clean so it was unnecessary for them to come out. We did a lot of stuff on our own. Since they were there, we had them help us get a loveseat and couch out from the basement. They simply quit trying with the couch as they said it was impossible to get this out. 2 minutes after they left, my son and I had the couch out in the garage. I have a feeling you charge for every single little thing so I hope I am not charged for taking out that furniture because they didn't. Nick called everyday prior to him or someone else coming over to check the dryness and move fans or take fans. Overall, I was satisfied with the service. I just think better communication initially would have been good. Its a very hard and emotional thing to go through when your house and belongings get damaged, especially when it was all just remodeled! But overall, I believe everyone who came out knew what they were doing and were nice.
November 27, 2018
D.J.
WILLMAR, MN
They were very cooperative and arrived when they said they were going to
November 26, 2018
C.G.
Saint Cloud, MN
The guys were quick clean and very easy to deal with.