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Fire Damage Restoration

When Disaster Strikes, Our Fire Restoration Team Jumps into Action

The Importance of Fire Damage Restoration

Not only does fire damage restoration help return a property to its pre-fire condition, but it also ensures the safety and well-being of those who will be using the space in the future. Fire damage can compromise the structural integrity of a building, leaving it vulnerable to collapse or further damage if not properly addressed.

At Fireservice Emergency Disaster Response, we have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to restore any space to its original condition.

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Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

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Assess and secure

Once the fire department has deemed your home or building safe to enter, Fireservice can respond with emergency fire restoration services anywhere in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, or Sarasota County. We will board up any doors or windows or other entry points to your home that have been damaged, and secure tarps over any holes in your roof.

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Inspect and salvage

Our experienced fire damage restoration professionals can help you determine whether certain items are salvageable. After clearing the area(s) to be restored, we will establish perimeters to protect the remainder of your home and belongings during the clean-up process.

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Dry-out and clean-up

Most likely, during the process of extinguishing the fire, your home will have sustained water damage in addition to the fire damage itself. We will follow our successful, proven protocol for water damage remediation to dry out the affected areas. We will use our industrial-sized fans and state-of-the-art air scrubbers to remove hazardous air particles and create a safe work environment. It is critical that we begin this clean-up as soon as possible — before mold can begin to grow.

Properly suited with protective gear and armed with powerful, specialized cleaning solvents, our professionals will clean damaged areas from top to bottom, removing the debris from your property.

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Remediate and rebuild

At the very least, our licensed contractors can provide you with consulting and construction services to remediate the portions of your home damaged by fire, restoring them to their original condition before the blaze. If yo ur rebuilding project entails extensive remodeling, we can help you with that as well.

Main Causes of Fire Damage

There are four types of fire: electrical, oil/gas, and spontaneous combustion and chemical reactions. While they do not all start or burn the same way, they all require three elements to ignite and continue burning: heat, fuel, and oxygen. And they all result in fire damage. The fire damage may be caused directly by flames, or it could occur due to smoke and other corrosive substances emitted by a fire.

Unattended stoves, grease buildup, and flammable materials near cooking areas can all contribute to in-home fires. To prevent this, it is essential to never leave food unattended while cooking and keep flammable objects away from the stove. Keeping a fire extinguisher in the kitchen can also be helpful in case a small fire does break out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fire damage may go beyond the surface to cause structural weakening. But fire damage also affects more than the physical structure of your home or business. Some of the most dangerous parts of the fire are found in the ashes and the debris left behind. When materials burn, they create toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), which are extremely hazardous to your health.

While the majority of fire damage clean-up should be left to the professionals at Fireservice, there are some things you can do to prepare for the process. 

  • Call your insurance agent. Then call us. 
  • Find a safe place to stay. No matter the size of the fire or the extent of the fire damage, you will need to find a place to stay for at least a few days while your home is inspected and cleaned. 
  • Once your home is cleared to enter, secure it as best you can, with assistance from Fireservice. 
  • Keep a notebook. Take photos. There will be many details to remember, conversations to note, and items that need follow-up. Writing it all down will help keep the process clear in your mind and help you manage the wait. The process takes time.  
  • Go through your home in your mind and make a list of all the major items and valuables that may have sustained damage. “Walking through” your home room by room will help you break down this seemingly unmanageable task. 
  • Keep receipts for any expenses you incur while you are not living in your home. These items may be reimbursable from your insurance claim or noted as losses on your tax return (consult your accountant). 
The number one concern of homeowners who have suffered a house fire is, “Is my home ever going to smell like normal?” Our answer is, “Yes.” At Fireservice, we do not mask the odors from a fire, we remove them.

No, Fireservice does not eradicate fires. Our job is to remediate fire damage and remove odors.

Yes. We completely remove fire odor. We don’t just mask it.
In most cases, homeowners’ insurance will cover fire damage. Fire, water, and mold damage are typically filed under your homeowner’s insurance and storm damage is typically a combination of both homeowners insurance and flood insurance. It’s best to check with your specific insurance provider before a disaster strikes.

We are on the road in 3-5 minutes after your phone call. The arrival time depends on the distance from the site of the fire. Our goal is to arrive at the disaster site safely and efficiently, enabling our team to assist you.

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Southwest Florida’s Fire Damage Remediation Experts

Fireservice Emergency Disaster Response has been restoring fire damage for 50+ years. We specialize in removing odors and remediating damage caused by fires.

With local offices in Fort Myers, Naples and North Port, our 24/7 dedicated emergency response teams are on the road to you in less than 5 minutes to remediate, restore, and remodel in times of trouble.