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I had a small kitchen fire that was contained to the stove, but there was a lot of smoke and the smell has not gone away on its own. Can I clean the area myself?

Smoke has the potential to migrate to every surface and item in the home- walls, floors, into and onto cabinets, food, ceilings, furniture, toys, and more. Calling in a professional […]

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How long will the restoration process take?

The length of time varies on the extent of the damage. Additionally, local authorities and your insurance agent will also want to investigate the damage before the restoration company can […]

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Can I stay in my home during the fire damage restoration process?

This depends on the degree of the damage, your home’s layout, and your comfort level. As an alternate plan, talk with your insurance agent about off-site housing and staying at […]

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What should I do with the water that was used to put out the fire?

Water can lead to more damage such as mold growth. Reputable restoration companies also extract the water from the damaged area as part of the fire restoration job. […]

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Do I really need professional cleanup if the fire was small?

In most losses, cleaning the soot and smoke is the toughest part. Moreover, even small fires can cause major damage within minutes and leave lingering odors if not cleaned up […]

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Can I inspect my house after the fire?

Legally, only a licensed inspector like a structural engineer or industrial hygienist can determine the safety of a building. Besides, the risk of checking the fire damage yourself is too […]

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How do I secure my property after the fire?

Most restoration companies also provide board-up services to prevent possible theft. A proper board-up should include using 3/8″ plywood with 2x4s bolted from inside the dwelling over windows. The front […]

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What is the first thing I should do after a fire?

Call your insurance agent and submit your claim. He or she will provide you with information on securing your home, hiring a reliable restoration company, and more. […]

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