Trust Five Star Restoration for Your Fire Damage Cleanup
Since 1989, Five Star Restoration has been the leading restoration company in Sacramento and Solano counties. We can help you or your business recover from any disaster with a variety of restoration services, such as mold removal, water, fire damage restoration, and smoke damage cleanup. Our licensed professionals quickly provide a recovery plan catered to the situation. Our goal is to provide a speedy recovery and controlled costs while ensuring immediate relief, knowing help is here. Regardless of the situation, our team has the experience and skills to restore your home or business efficiently and seamlessly. Contact one of our knowledgeable representatives to learn more about the services we offer and how they could benefit you.
Answering Your Restoration FAQs
Our team has over 30 years of experience fixing, restoring, and repairing properties due to disasters and damage caused by water, fire, or mold. We’ve received numerous questions regarding best practices, how to handle certain situations, and more. We took it upon ourselves to create a list of some of the more frequent questions we get. Here are the more general questions we receive:
Not every fire causes the same amount of damage. The extent and severity of the damage depends on factors such as the fire’s source, how hot the fire was, the amount of smoke created, how long it went on, and the substance used to douse the flame. These all combine and impact the amount of damage caused overall. We break it into three categories called minor, medium, and significant. Minor fire damage means a small portion of the property requires our fire restoration services. Medium fire damage requires a more aggressive cleaning and deodorization and may require repainting. Lastly, significant fire damage means smoke and fire have infiltrated most of the property, causing structural damage. Personal items will need to be moved out for cleaning and repairs.
Thankfully, many items can be returned to normal after a thorough cleaning. Depending on the severity and state of the object, particular objects may require more intense cleaning. However talented our team is, items burned by direct flames may not be restorable.
Absolutely, through our smoke damage cleanup services. Our team is trained in the most up-to-date residue removal methods and techniques. If our technicians deem an item salvageable, we’ll work hard to get it cleaned.
Identifying smoke damage can is straightforward. What you see, smell, and feel on any surface can help determine if you have smoke damage. If you’re still unsure, contact our team of professionals, and we’ll conduct a thorough inspection, giving you a detailed report of our findings.
The method we use depends on the extent of the damage, but there are some pillars our team follows. We’ll secure your property to prevent further damage, and any openings into your home will be boarded up. Additionally, debris and damaged goods will be removed from your home. Following that, we’ll carefully remove non-restorable surfaces and materials, and our team will begin cleaning smoke damage and residue for affected surfaces. All your items will receive a focused, specialized cleaning, and then we move to anything that requires special attention, such as art, electronics, and more. If the area is severely damaged, we may have to build specific areas back to form.
The cost to restore and fix a fire-damaged house varies and depends on the severity of the damage, affected surfaces, size of the property, and the number of items damaged.
Most, not all, homeowner’s insurance policies can help cover fire damage. It’s best to check your policy for personal liability.
In 2020 the National Fire Protection Association reported that between 2014-2018, 172,900 cooking fires were responded to, causing more than $1 billion in damage yearly.
How we tackle each fire damage cleanup depends on the fire’s severity. Most of the time, most of the cleaning addresses soot residue throughout the property and items.
There are a few ways to help you prevent or notify you in case of a fire. These include installing a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside every bedroom. Keep an eye on the cooking in the kitchen or while it’s on the grill and make sure you turn off the burners and transparent, warm surfaces from flammable materials. Unplug or turn off heaters when not in the room and have your heating system inspected regularly.
It’s understandable not knowing what to do after a fire. We recommend contacting your insurance company and your local disaster relief agency. Following that, you should, and if safe, try to locate any essential documents you’ll need.
Due to the high temperatures, fire can damage concrete. When older concrete is exposed to heat, it’ll dehydrate, and pressure can build up within it, leading to a small explosion.
First and foremost, you should never go into your home unless the fire department has told you it’s safe. You can contact your local police department to let them know what happened and that you may be away, and then proceed to board up any broken windows or doorways. Contact Five Star Restoration for assistance if you need help securing your property.
It’s essential to wait until the fire department determines whether your home is safe to enter. It may be necessary to allow an inspector to help determine your home’s safety before you can get essential documents.
Even minor damage can cause severe and extensive damage through smoke and soot residue. Let a professional handle the cleaning to avoid complications later is best.
If there is any remaining water, be sure to contact our professional team, as we are trained in fire damage cleanup and water removal services. We have the equipment, tools, and products designed to remove the water and dry your home to ensure no further damage is caused, such as mold.
It all depends on the fire’s severity and your home’s structural safety. If the smoke and fire damage is only in one section of your home, it may be possible for you to stay, but that’s not often the case. Smoke can sneak throughout your home, causing additional damage and health concerns.
The timeline of a restoration project depends on the severity of the fire damage and the number of items and surfaces affected. When we start a job, we’ll thoroughly inspect a property and provide an estimation of the time needed to complete the restoration.
Restoration Experts Since 1989
Contact the professionals at Five Star Restoration if you’re in the Sacramento and Solano County area and your home or business has been affected by fire and smoke damage or needs water removal services. We offer various restoration services, such as water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup, and smoke damage cleanup. The quicker you act, the better chance we have of restoring your home, so if you have any questions or need our expert service, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll work you through what services we offer and how we can help you get your life back on track.