Why Choose PuroClean Restoration Services

We are available to you 24/7 and ready for action.. After a fire is extinguished timing is critical. Fire damage restoration must begin quickly to maximize effectiveness.

Quick and Responsive

Once the fire is extinguished, the damage to your home can cumulate for days; quick response can be the difference between recovery and permanent damage.

Ongoing Communication

We take pride in the quality of our communication with customers and insurance agents alike. We want everyone involved to understand what is happening, what to expect, and what to do to overcome the loss.

Fully Trained & Certified

Our family owned, Cranford NJ based fire restoration company hires background checked IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) trained technicians in order to provide the best customer experience.

Mission Statement

When property damage occurs, PuroClean Cranford is driven to provide an unmatched service experience quickly, professionally, ethically, and with compassion, resulting in peace of mind for all concerned.

Trust PuroClean Restoration Services for Fire Restoration in Cranford

Source of a fire damage in a kitchen

Had a fire?

If your house or commercial property has smoke or fire damage, it is important to call PuroClean Services as soon as possible to arrive on scene and start fire restoration. Our company serves our hometown of Cranford, NJ as well as other surrounding towns in Union County.

We can help you minimize claims for property and possessions by responding immediately.  It is best to secure the premises from wind or rain, break ins or just curious neighbors.

After the is fire put out and the building is secure make sure you call the following companies:

  • PuroClean Restoration Services of Cranford 908-577-9120
  • Insurance Broker (it is very important to know who your insurance carrier is and have a good relationship with your insurance broker who can walk you through the claim process)

What NOT to do after a fire in your home or business

  • Do not try to clean up your walls or the contents of the rooms after a fire. 
  • Do not try to perform fire restoration yourself. The oil from your fingers could actually embed the soot onto the wall and create further damage. 
  • If you touch anything, always wear gloves and wear a mask. The toxins that are in the building pose a threat to your lungs. 
puffback smoke damage
Not all smoke damage comes from an open flame- the fire restoration job pictured above had to do with an intense furnace puff back.

What we do during your fire restoration:

Once your insurance company or local fire officials approve the remediation of the smoke damage, our IICRC trained technicians will assess the damage to your home or business, communicate with your insurance adjuster about what needs to be done, and develop a plan of action to restore your home or business to pre-loss conditions. 

A typical plan of action for fire restoration includes the following:

1. Maintain air quality

An air scrubber helps with the quality of air in the building.

dirty air scrubber filter from fire damage
An air scrubber is a crucial tool for fire restoration. Pictured: air filter covered in soot particles.

2. Treat contents of the structure

Depending on the severity of the fire damage, the contents of the building will be treated in one of the following ways:

  • Cleaned on site
  • Inventoried and discarded
  • Inventoried and packed on site, then moved to our climate controlled warehouse for cleaning. The items can be stored until the premises is ready for the contents to be returned. 

3. Look for other damage

Most fires also have water damage or even mold since water was used to put out the fire.  The water damaged, soot filled areas must be removed in order to dry the structure in order to prevent further damage. 

4. Assess how much equipment is needed

Air movers and dehumidifiers are usually needed in order to dry the structure. 

5. Discard the unsalvageable materials

If there are walls, carpeting, or ceilings that can not be saved, we will remove the charred surfaces and debris.  

6. Clean

If the walls, floors and ceilings can be cleaned, we will clean them with appropriate smoke odor neutralizers, degreasers or chemical sponges depending on the finishes.

Is that it?

“What should I do about food?”

NEVER consume food that may have been exposed to the smoke, heat, or soot. This includes non-perishables!

“Does my insurance cover a fire restoration?”

It depends on your policy. If it’s covered, the insurance company will cover all invoices up to your policy limit, and you’re responsible for the deductible. Contact your insurance broker to find out if this loss is covered.

“How do I remove smoke damage odor in wood?”

Wood that does not have a protective layer like polyurethane or a clear coat finish often takes on smoke odor that is hard to remove. Most furniture has a protective layer only on the sides that people see, like the top of the table, but the underside does not have a finish on it.  The pores of the wood open up with the heat and then close as it cools, trapping the smoke odor within the wood itself. At PuroClean Restoration Services, we clean the wood and then use an ozone machine to try to get rid of any remaining odors.  If necessary, we use an encapsulant to seal in any remaining smoke odors.

Fire restoration of a finished basement, caused by a fire in the hobby room:

A kitchen fire in this pizzeria required an extensive restoration project:

Every object and surface in this hair salon had to be either cleaned or removed due to a coating of soot:

To find out more about our Cranford team, please click here.

A prompt response using the

PuroClean QuickDry System™ can save

15-40%
on water damage claim costs.

Technician dressed in PPE, covered with soot -PuroClean Restoration Services, Cranford New Jersey

Expert Restoration Service

PuroClean technicians are highly trained and certified, and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate property damage.

"Very prompt and great customer service. I would recommend this company to anyone that has an emergency. Also recommended me a trusted plumber company."

PROMPT, GREAT WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION
Ankur P., an Insurance Customer of Newark, NJ

"Extremely professional and we would recommend PuroClean to others who need their service."

EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION
Bill and Linda S., Ameriprise Insurance Customers of Florham Park, NJ

FAQ

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]