Suffering from a fire is the last thing anyone wants to experience in their cherished home. While many fires can be contained relatively quickly and easily, some can get out of control rapidly and cause extensive fire and smoke damage to your property.
Home Restorations has been offering Ontario residents the highest quality fire and smoke damage repair services for many years. We service Burlington, Brantford, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas. We are experts in removing smoke stains and smells, replacing burnt flooring, and removing ash and debris.
Fire & smoke damage is any kind of harm caused to your property due to an unintentional fire. Common causes of fires in homes include grease fires during cooking, dryer lint fires, electrical wiring faults, and knocked over candles.
Fire damage can be extensive and devastating depending on the seriousness of the fire. Typical examples of fire damage include burnt flooring and walls, melted plastics and wiring, shattered glass, and discolouration.
While the damage caused by fire comes to mind fairly easily, the smoke that accompanies the fire can be equally as destructive. Smoke damage often involves stained walls and ceilings, pervasive smokey odours, and ruined carpets.
Fire and smoke damage repair requires a thorough assessment of the damage to determine exactly what needs to be done. If you have suffered the effects of a fire, contact us today and let us take care of the rest.
Perhaps obviously, fire and smoke damage is caused by an uncontrolled fire or explosion within a home. These can be caused by a range of things including:
This is the most common cause of fires in the home and is the result of food catching fire whilst being cooked. Grease and oil fires can also be particularly dangerous, as the instinct to throw water on flaming oil will actually cause an explosion that spreads the fire further.
Dryer lint catchers can often catch on fire if they are not cleaned between every use. A build up of dry, flammable lint combined with the high temperatures of the dryer and lots of airflow can easily result in a fire. These types of fires can be especially bad as many people leave the dryer going while they leave the house, meaning they are not home to stop the spread of the fire if one starts.
More common in older homes, faulty electrical wiring can cause an electrical fire very easily. When wires are not properly insulated, the copper can become extremely hot and spark a flame if exposed to dry timber or drywall. Similarly, exposed wires can spark to other metallic objects which creates another ignition point for a potential fire.
While candles and incense can be great for setting the mood in your home, they are also potential sources of fire and smoke damage. Due to the highly flammable nature of wax, a knocked over candle can cause a lot of damage very quickly if not caught immediately. Incense can also cause a house fire if the lit portion falls onto flammable fabric or wood.
We always want to make sure your home is a safe place to live, sleep, and conduct your everyday life. Upon arriving at your location, our team of trained professionals will take a thorough walkthrough of your home to ensure that it’s a livable situation and won’t cause you or your family health problems or physical harm.
After we have determined there is no immediate threat to your safety, our staff can provide you with the adequate resources and fire & smoke damage repair work necessary to return your home to its former glory. Based on the extent of the damage, we may have to return to your home and complete the restoration over a period of days. You can expect us to complete the following:
Restoration after a fire is bigger than clean-up and checking for structural damage. It also involves the use of industrial-grade dehumidifiers and water extractors to relieve your home of any excess water and damage that may have occurred from the fire department’s services. Even residential fire extinguishers can cause damage to small areas of your home that require specialized attention.
Home Restorations uses advanced, modern equipment to treat your home after the event of a fire. We ensure your property is repaired to code and completely sound for years to come. You don’t have to live with the aftermath of a terrible event of a natural disaster when you choose the right company to fulfill your restoration services. To learn more about our process and how we can help your family call us anytime, day or night.
Choosing a company that specializes in fire and smoke damage repair means you have a skilled and experienced person on-hand to tackle the technical and safety requirements of the job. If you opt for a general contractor, you risk missing the detailed and certified knowledge of a fire and smoke specialist and leave yourself open to a myriad of problems that could snowball from the initial damage.