When you have a fire at your Houston home or business, it's important to know that often the smoke can be more harmful than the fire itself.
At Boone's Restoration Technologies, we understand this, which is why we provide comprehensive smoke damage restoration services. After the fire is put out, the odds are high that your building will be dealing with smoke and soot issues that need to be dealt with promptly unless you want to risk permanent problems. Our team has been providing premier smoke damage restoration in the Magnolia and Houston, TX, area since 1991, and we make it a priority to be there for you.
Smoke damage in your home or business extends way beyond what your eye can see. Smoke damage restoration and cleanup is a significant undertaking, and you should always choose a company that has a long history of success in smoke damage repair to get the best result. At Boone's Restoration Technologies, smoke damage restoration services will increase in cost as smoke, soot residue, and moisture continue to erode the structure of your home or business. Don't wait for the damage to continue - contact our team to schedule a service with our residential and commercial restoration team!
After the fire is put out at your Houston home, the smoke that is left behind can be dangerous for you and your family. At Boone's Restoration, we provide premier smoke damage repair and cleanup, allowing you to get back in your Houston home sooner rather than later. If smoke is allowed to stay in the home for an extended time, you could be setting yourself up for serious health hazards in the future.
Due to the serious nature of smoke damage after a fire, you should never attempt DIY solutions at your Houston business. To guarantee the future safety of your employees and clients, you should always have smoke damage restoration performed by well-trained professionals. At Boone's Restoration Technologies, we utilize the latest technology to remove the pervasive smoke and to deep clean soot from carpeting, furniture, and upholstery. For smoke damage cleanup that will get your business back to pre-fire conditions fast, get in touch with Boone's Restoration.
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.