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Fire Damage Restoration FAQ

The first 24 hours following a fire are crucial. If you’ve experienced fire damage to your home or business you need to act fast to ensure that fire damage doesn’t turn into permanent damage–and we can help! Serving Atlanta, Cumming, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, GA, and the surrounding areas for more than a decade, our fire restoration specialists are there in your time of need.

At Atlanta Restoration, we are proud to get homeowners and businesses back on their feet after a fire. Understanding that fires can cause emotional, psychological, and physical damages, we labor tirelessly to alleviate the burden of fires and help you restore your property to its original state.

Fire Damage and Smoke Damage Restoration FAQ

Fire damage restoration is where your home or business is brought back to how it originally was. This starts with an inspection by a professional team to note where things need to be addressed, including water damage from fighting the fire, smoke damage, damage caused by the fire itself, and more. Every property is different, and the restoration process will be different as a result. Fire damage restoration includes the fire damage cleanup of the affected areas and property pieces such as chairs, tables, and other furniture. Many factors go into the final report about what needs to be addressed, and it will likely be more extensive than the building owners first expect because of the soot and smoke that can travel throughout the building.

Smoke damage can be removed, but it is not an easy or straightforward process. There is some great equipment available to help remove smoke damage, including ozone equipment to help neutralize and remove the smoke particles that have infiltrated various surfaces, including fabrics like drapes, chairs, and other softer surfaces. However, some smoke damage can be too extensive, and in those cases the professionals will let you know that the item needs to be replaced and smoke damage restoration cannot be achieved. Atlanta Restoration is specially trained in the most effective residue removal methods, such as ozone equipment that changes the molecules in the air environment.

Typically, homeowners insurance does cover the cost of fire damage to a home, but it is always good to review your policy and speak with your insurance agent if you have any questions. The contents of the home should be covered in your insurance policy, as well as the structure itself. In some cases, having an umbrella policy can also help augment your homeowners policy. Your homeowners policy may also include loss of use coverage, which means that the insurance will help cover the costs of relocating temporarily, such as staying in a hotel. It may also have a personal liability coverage portion that can kick in should your home fire spread to neighboring structures. Atlanta Restoration works with all insurances and can help you navigate through the claims process.

Many people ask this question as a way to save money. The problem is that most people are not equipped to deal with all that is needed to handle fire damage restoration properly. Proper repairs to the structure of the building is important, as is determining if smoke residue can be removed from the affected areas or if those things should be replaced instead. Even a small fire can still lead to a lot of needed repairs and replacements, so working with a professional team from Atlanta Restoration will be one of the first calls that you make.

In homes there are actually several types of fires that are most common. The first is a cooking fire which is most often started by heating oil to the point that it will catch fire, or around 375 degrees. These should be smothered and water should NEVER be used, only baking soda to help put the fire out. Heaters in the home are another cause for fires, often the portable heaters. These can lead to fires when spatial distances are not adhered to, such as putting clothing too close to it, or even putting it too close to a wall. Electrical fires are the third most common fire type in homes. It is important that you have your home’s electrical system inspected, especially before purchasing a home, to ensure that there are not any problems that could lead to an electrical fire. Smoking in a home can also lead to a house fire. This includes cigarettes, cigars, as well as smoking pipes. Because the devices that are hot are small, it is easy to forget about them and they may drop to the floor where a fire ensues. Last is similar to smoking, but involves candles. These are easy to forget about as well.