There's never a convenient time for fire damage to impact your Houston business.
Every minute spent on fire damage cleanup is lost revenue and productivity for your hard-earned business. At Boone's Restoration Technologies, we offer a full range of commercial fire damage restoration services, including emergency services. Fire damage needs to be dealt with fast, which is why our team is always available for commercial fire damage repair in Houston. No matter how the fire starts at your building, we have comprehensive fire damage restoration solutions to put forth a swift, large-scale cleanup and salvage operation.
A minor event could turn into a major disaster without a proper response to a fire and smoke damage event. Since 1991, Boone's Restoration Technologies has been a leading company in Houston for full-scale fire damage restoration services. From an unforeseen electrical accident to an accidental kitchen fire, a careful mix of urgency and resources is critical to saving your Houston property from long-lasting smoke and fire damage.
When a fire pops up at your Houston business, you need a team that understands the best construction and restoration practices. At Boone's Restoration, our experts can maintain the complete integrity of your building while performing fast fire damage cleanup. If you don't want the smoke to remain in your walls and carpeting or mold from the work of putting out the fire to take root, choose a fire damage restoration team that provides comprehensive work.
The first goal of fire damage repair is to prevent the damage from expanding and save as much of your Houston property as possible to mitigate losses. At Boone's Restoration Technologies, we have been highly regarded in the Houston area since 1991, and that regard comes from an excellent track record in timely fire damage repair. We get you back in business quickly and make your business a safe space for your employees and clients.
It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begins as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.
Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but generally, it's covered if a flame caused the damage. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot. Since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage, even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.
Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property immediately, which won't be restored until a building inspector says it's safe to turn those utilities back on. Suppose you experienced significant smoke damage and the home's occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions. In that case, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner because they'll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.
DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.
Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind a residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.
Insurance coverage is very situationally dependent. Each policy from each different company will have different levels and types of coverage. The best way to know if your damage is covered is to keep a copy of your policy on hand and call your agent directly with any questions you might have.
As a homeowner, seeing your home damaged is extremely stressful and it's difficult to know the right course of action. Will trying to clean up on your own help or just make things worse? No matter what kind of damage you've incurred, the very first thing you should do is take photographs as long as the area is safe for you to be in. If you have water damage, the best thing to do is extract as much standing water as you possibly can while you wait for help. If you have fans, set them to start drying things as much as possible. They won't be enough to completely dry the area, but they can help to minimize the chance of secondary damages. In the event of mold or fire, it's best to just leave the damage alone until a professional can address it. Disturbed mold can disperse spores throughout the home and fire damages can be made worse if improper cleaning techniques are used.