Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
Fire Restoration Services
There's been a fire... now what?
At On Command Cleaning and Restoration Services we understand how difficult it can be when dealing with smoke and fire damage. To add insult to injury there will also be water damage as a result of the firefighters putting out the fire. Our team is trained and certified in fire restoration, water damage restoration, and mold removal. This includes demolition, asbestos removal, dealing with any odour, and even cleaning carpets and upholstery.
If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a fire, you likely aren’t sure exactly what to expect in terms of damage to your home or building. Not to worry - that’s why we’re here!
Helping you understand the extent of fire damage
Within minutes: Acid soot residues cause plastics to yellow; small appliances located close to the source of combustion discolour; highly porous materials (marble, alabaster) discolour permanently.
Within hours: Acid residues stain grout in bathrooms; fibreglass bath fixtures may yellow; uncoated metals tarnish, counter tops may yellow; finishes on appliances, particularly refrigerators, may yellow; furniture finishes may discolour.
Within days: In time, acid residues cause painted walls to yellow permanently; metal corrodes, pits, and rusts; wood furniture requires refinishing; vinyl flooring requires refinishing or replacement; clothing becomes soot stained; upholstery stains permanently.
Within weeks: Fire restoration costs escalate tremendously. Synthetic carpet fibres may yellow or discolour permanently; silver plate is corroded permanently; glass, crystal, and china may require replacement due to severe etching and pitting caused by prolonged exposure to acid soot residues.
Don't wait to start fire restoration!
As you can see, the damaging effects of a fire continue well after the flames have been extinguished. You also need to take into consideration the water damage done while putting out the fire. Secondary damages such as mold can begin within 24 hours of water damage. Calling a restoration contractor to begin the process of restoring your home or building to pre-fire condition should be a top priority. Getting started on fire restoration right away will help to keep costs lower, and you’ll be able to get back to life as usual that much quicker!
We’re open 24/7 for emergency services - when disaster strikes, don’t wait to call! The quicker you can get fire restoration work underway, the better!