According to the latest data (2006) from the U.S. Fire Safety Administration, there was a structure fire that occurred every 32 minutes in the United States, with a fire related fatality happening every 162 minutes. In 2006, structural fires were responsible for an estimated 9 billion dollars in damage.
A fire is one of the most devastating events, both mentally and physically, that can happen to a person or family. We understand that and focus on doing our part to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.
Recovery and mitigation in fire and smoke damage situations poses it’s own set of unique problems that have to be overcome. The first issue is a basic cleaning and then soot and ash removal. Both soot and ash can pose a health risk from a respiratory standpoint. Once soot and ash have been removed, we begin focusing on smoke and odor removal. This is one of the more difficult steps as smoke odor can be tricky to remove. Experience has shown that the longer appropriate removal procedures are delayed, the more difficult it becomes to eliminate the smoke odor.
Fire or smoke damage to property, regardless of the “size” of the fire, also requires an immediate response. Soot residue is highly acidic and can cause irreversible damage if it is not treated as an emergency. Soot residue can cause the metal in doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, etc., to pit or corrode. Glass in windows, mirrors, and cabinets can be etched by soot residue, causing them to look cloudy and soiled. Plastics, appliances, vinyl windows and fabrics can be discolored by soot residue. EMERG-NC Professional Restoration Specialists can inspect for these problems and is able to perform the necessary actions to prevent damage from occurring.
EMERG-NC Property Rescuers uses state of the art equipment and tools to complete the fire damage restoration as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please don’t delay notifying us about fire damage as we need to respond as soon as we can for the best results.