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How To Clean A Fire Scene: Lessons From The Pros

The process of fire and smoke cleaning is a delicate one. It requires non-traditional methods, special equipment, and expertise that can only come through years of experience. Every situation is different, but most professionals will tell you the same thing: the sooner you call in a specialist to help with your fire damage restoration needs, the better off you’ll be.

JASD Water, Mold And Fire Restoration Services is a South Florida-based agency that helps with the aftermath of a fire and other services. We are available 24/7 and offer unparalleled services. Our staff is licensed and professional. We are headquartered in Jensen beach and serve several towns along the Treasure Coast. This includes Sebastian, Vero Beach, and Lakewood Park to our north down to Jupiter, Hobe Sound, and Port Salerno to our south. Considering our 24/7 availability, we get to you rapidly when you want us. Regardless of whether you want water, fire, wind, or smoke reclamation, we have the preparation, accreditations, and gear to take care of business correctly.

This blog post will discuss how we properly clean up after a scene has been ravaged by fire. Before choosing an agency to clean a fire or smoke scene, it is imperative to ask yourself the following questions:

How much do they charge?

Every person has a budget when it comes to expenditure. After all, we have to pay for it. That’s a given. However, you would be better off finding out how much we charge before the job so that you don’t get sticker shock once it is done and over with.

How long have they been in business?

JASD has been operating for over three years. This gives us the expertise to clean your house after a fire or smoke incident.

What kind of accreditations do they have?

Accreditation is important because it can show you their level of skill and experience. After all, if an agency has not taken the time to become accredited, that shows that corners are probably cut somewhere along the line or less than stellar artistry going on behind closed doors. Being accredited also means more accountability, making them easier to sue should anything go wrong during any part of your project’s process. JASD is certified by the IICRC, and we have an entire staff of certified technicians who will be able to provide you with all the services you need.

Do they offer warranties?

A warranty shows how confident an agency is in its quality. It also makes them easy to hold accountable should anything go wrong during or after your project’s completion. JASD offers one-year guarantees on our fire damage restoration along with any other service we perform so long as it is done under the roof at our Jensen Beach location where it took place.

How quickly can they start working on my job?

JASD’s 24-hour availability means that we get there when you want us. We’re always available for emergencies no matter what time it may be, which is why we are considered one of the best fire restoration agencies in South Florida.

Where are they located?

If you need something done quickly, this question becomes even more pertinent. For example, if an agency is out-of-state, consider how long it will take them to arrive at your location (if necessary) and how much it might cost you. JASD is about a half-hour from where most of our jobs originate, which means that we can get to your location very quickly should anything happen.

How do they conduct smoke\fire cleaning?

First, we will set up a safe perimeter around the site of your incident. We then correctly contain and remove any hazardous materials that may be present on-site. Firefighters may cause a lot of damage while putting out a fire. We are dedicated to first boarding up any broken-out windows and installing a roof tarp if the roof has been compromised. Our primary duty is to restore your home to its original condition within the shortest time possible.

If the first responders utilized any water to extinguish the fire, we would introduce gear to dry out the wet material. We would also use our industrial-strength blowers to dry out the carpets and walls. Once we are sure everything has been dried out, we embark on odor control. At JASD, we will introduce Air Scrubbers with Charcoal Filters and Hydroxyl Generators to begin sifting the air in your home and catching ash. These machines will run the entire duration of the remediation. We will then utilize sprayers to apply a chemical odor neutralizer that is safe for all family members. 

After we start running the machines, we will begin the cleaning part of the case. Discard any unsalvageable materials, including cupboards, drywall, ledges, appliances, gadgets, or individual things that were singed or harmed.

During the smoke cleaning process, we do not do everything ourselves. We sometimes require the help of other professionals such as a textile cleaning company. These professionals will go through all clothes and hardware, take stock of the things, take the salvageable stuff with them, and afterward clean them spotless and return.

We would then clean and shampoo all the carpets, walls, tiles, and crevices in your home with disinfecting agents that are safe for you and your family members. The chemicals we use neutralize the aftereffect of the damage that the soot might cause. 

We will clean down the remainder of the salvageable materials with a degreaser equation that separates the oils and helps clean the things.

After we save the salvageable materials, we will start the following phase of reconstruction.

The initial step is fixing any underlying issues in the rooftop or dividers. This could incorporate brackets or backing shafts or plaster along the outside. In addition to this, we will introduce emergency drying-out equipment to the walls and roof.

We then begin rebuilding all lost materials such as roofs, drywall, wood beams and boards, divider covering sheets, and many more. We do this with the assistance of qualified artisans who perform these jobs using first-class supplies that we can certify for you before we start anything on your home or office building.

Once everything is reconstructed, we fix any damage brought on by water because it could worsen if left unattended. At last, after reconstruction has been finished, we require one final step, which includes deep cleaning every room thoroughly once more utilizing our Deodorizing Enzyme Solution to kill bacteria without the utilization of any unfavorable chemicals.

After we complete every part of the cleaning process, we will re-install any removed portions of wall coverings or floor covering to their original place. Once everything is repainted, we will introduce deodorizers to sanitize the air inside your house to keep any odors from returning. Our project manager will then return to give you a walkthrough.

The last step is to move back all of your belongings and do a final clean of the whole house. The process entails a total wash of all floors with a disinfectant, mopping, and vacuuming.

At JASD, we are committed to delivering your home or business back to its initial state with our smoke\fire cleaning service that is safe for you and your family. Our office will contact your insurance company on your behalf to start filing the claim for you. As soon as the claim has been approved, our team begins working immediately so that you can return home or place of business as quickly as possible!

How long does it take for the work to be completed? 

Depending on the severity of the situation, this could vary from a few days to several weeks or more. We will give you an accurate estimate before we start any job and keep you updated throughout each step along the way by phone, email, and text messages (if requested). 

How much do we charge per hour/day etc.? 

This is another critical factor that can make a massive difference in terms of the costs involved. The average fee charged by a professional fire and smoke damage restoration service like us varies between $100-$350 depending upon both demand and skill levels needed. Still, some may ask upwards of $500+, so shop around carefully!

What does our service cover?

In most cases, this will include removing water from flooded areas and some fire/smoke damage mitigation services such as ventilating homes or offices after a significant incident. In some cases, agencies may offer additional services like carpet cleaning or minor construction work on walls and floors if necessary, depending on the severity of the damage caused by smoke inhalation, heat exposure, floodwaters, etc. A thorough evaluation should always take place first to determine what exactly needs to be done to get your life back on track.

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