Fire Damage Restoration Middletown

Do you have fire damage at your property in the Middletown, NY area? We’re here to help you no matter the time or day. 

We’ve been to thousands of homes just like yours in the aftermath of a fire and understand just how stressful it can be. That’s why we make the restoration process as fast and stress-free as possible.

Fire damage to your property is overwhelming but we’re here to help 24/7/365.  Our crews are on standby and our trucks are loaded and ready to go – give us a call now and we’ll be on site ASAP to provide board-up or tarp-up services to prevent further damage.

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Fires are extremely destructive and the extent of the damage goes beyond what you see on the ceilings, floors, walls etc. Often there is damage to electrical systems, HVAC systems and structural issues. This creates a far more complex problem than a typical homeowner or contractor is equipped to deal with.

ServiceMaster Restore has spent decades helping property owners recover from fire damage. Our technicians go through continuing education programs to ensure that they understand the latest technology, equipment and cleaning processes to effectively restore your property and belongings. Our company takes care of the entire process, leaving you only one company to deal with and less to worry about.

You can trust ServiceMaster to get the job done right and get your life back on track as quickly and as stress-free as possible.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process:

  • Inspection & Assessment

    We are not making you wait when a disaster strikes and your life is in chaos. We will be on site within the next few hours to assess the damage and put our plan together.

  • Emergency Board Up

    We will board-up and tarp any compromised areas including windows, walls, doors or your roof to prevent further damage to your home.

  • Structural Drying

    We dry the areas that are wet from the fire extinguishing process with our special equipment, preventing mold growth or water issues.

  • Content Pack-Out

    Rest assured that your household belongings are handled carefully until they can be returned.

  • Removal & Cleanup

    Fire damaged materials and surfaces are removed or cleaned as necessary.

  • Smoke Odor Removal

    Odor from smoke and fire damage can ruin your belongings. Over the course of a few treatments, we remove the odors from your home with our professional equipment.

  • Restore

    We provide complete reconstruction services if your situation requires repairs, returning your home to it's previous condition or better.

House Fire Repair in Middletown, NY

Repair and Reconstruction After a Fire

ServiceMaster Restore By Calco Clean is a full service construction company able to rebuild any areas of your home that can not effectively be restored. Structural repairs are often necessary after a fire and you need a team of experts that will care for your property as if it were their own.

 

Content Inventory, Pack-out and Storage

After a fire damages your home and your valuable items are at risk, we have a content pack-out procedure that will help you keep your possessions safe. Most of the time, your contents are restored on site, but if your home was damaged extensively, we take your belongings off-site for proper restoration.

Our crews are trained in inventory management and packing. They know how to handle, clean and store your cherished possessions to provide you with peace of mind throughout the restoration process.

Our Pack-out and Restoration Process:

  • Inventory and careful packing of your items.
  • Transport to climate-controlled storage.
  • Provide you a list of inventoried items.
  • Restoration of items. Includes cleaning and deodorization.
  • We track and document your items throughout the process.
  • You are provided easy access to your belongings if needed.
  • Return your items to your home.

 

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Smoke Damage

The structural damage from the fire itself is only half the battle. The other half is smoke damage. The smoke from a house fire permeates throughout the entire building. When combined with humidity, the smoke can form corrosive residues. This causes a lot of damage to surfaces inside your home that weren’t even in contact with the fire itself.

Soot Removal

The damaging effects of soot can quickly become permanent if not taken care of. Soot is made of up tiny particles of material that were burned in the fire and are carried throughout your building during a fire.

Types of Soot:

Dry Soot

This is a very fine soot that is usually caused by a very high temperature and fast burning fire. Fast and hot burning materials like wood and paper emit this dry soot. Easier to clean on smooth surfaces but can present a real challenge on porous materials.

Wet Soot

Soot from a slower burning, lower heat fire. Having a higher moisture content, this soot has a much stronger odor and is very difficult to remove. Plastic materials and oils usually create this type of soot when burned.

Oil Based Soot

This type of soot comes from puff backs from your heating oil furnace. It’s oily nature makes it hard to clean.

Protein Soot

Protein soot is actually light in color. This comes from food or other organic materials, usually in a kitchen fire. It can discolor paint but is difficult to see on its own.

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Get Help Now - 24/7/365

Our crews are available 24 hours a day, every day and our vans are loaded and ready to go. We won’t make you wait. If you had a fire at your home or business, give us a call now and we’ll be on site in 2-4 hours. We’ll assess the situation, come up with a plan of action, board up and tarp any exposed areas to prevent further damage, and begin the restoration process. We bill your insurance provider directly to make the already stressful process easier on you. Give us a call now, no matter what hour, and a real person will answer your call and get you the help that you need.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services

Safety for your customers, employees and minimizing downtime for your business are our main priorities. Count on us to get your business back up and running as soon as possible. We handle every aspect of restoration, leaving you only one company to deal with during this traumatic time.

The smoke and soot residues that remain after a fire are hazardous and can cause health problems. You could cause even more damage trying to clean up after a fire on your own. It takes proper equipment and expertise to get fire damage restoration done correctly. The ServiceMaster Restore Middletown team is ready to handle the commercial restoration process.

Included in our process:

  • Board-up and tarping if necessary.
  • Inspect building for structural integrity.
  • Inspect for water damage that occurred from the fire being put out.
  • Remediation of water damage if needed.
  • Evaluation of materials that were damaged.
  • Removing contents from the affected areas of your building.
  • Retrieving items you may need to operate remotely.
  • Collecting, storage and cleaning of files, computers or data storage devices.
  • Salvaging of merchandise, equipment, materials.
  • Remaining contents are then packed out for storage and/or cleaning.

Structural Restoration:

  • Removing damaged materials such as burned wood and insulation which can seal in smoke and soot.
  • Deciding which floor coverings or carpets will need to be removed or which are salvageable.
  • Eliminating odors and cleaning to pre-loss condition.
  • Returning your contents that were packed out.
  • Helping to restore normal operation of your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need permission from my insurance provider before contacting a restoration company?

You should let them know about the issue, but should not wait for them to arrive before getting help. In fact it is in their best interest to have a restoration company on site as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Buildings damaged by fire and smoke will also likely have significant damage from water used to extinguish the fire. Getting to your property quickly after a fire helps us prevent unnecessary extra damage from water.

How long will the restoration process take?

This varies tremendously based on the extent of the fire, the amount of belongings damaged. We can provide you with a free evaluation when we arrive on site.

How can I secure my home after a fire?

We provide emergency board-up services to protect your home from theft and break-ins.

Can I stay at my home during the restoration process?

It’s ultimately your decision to stay or not, but this is going to depend on the extent of the damage. If the structure of your home is damaged, making it unsafe, you should relocate for the time being. Smaller, one room fires might be easy enough to avoid until we’re done working. Breathing in smoke and soot residue is a health hazard

Can my home be upgraded during this process?

Now could be a good time for upgrades if much is being replaced. If these repairs are covered by your insurance, they are not obligated to pay for upgrades to your home, but you would be responsible for the difference in cost, not the entire cost.

How can I document items lost to the fire?

Remembering specifics may be difficult, but sufficient information would include quantity, price and year purchased. An example would look like:

  • 70″ Television; 2021; $895
  • Coffee table; 2018; $295

Are you able to fully remove the smell of smoke from my home?

Yes, we offer odor removal services as part of the fire damage restoration process. Once the area is thoroughly cleaned and deodorized, the smell should be totally gone from your home.

Is it safe to be in my home after a fire?

The main concerns are going to be the structural integrity of your home and the smoke and soot residue. Toxic fumes can linger in your property and exposure to the smoke residues in your home can be hazardous to your health.

What if my home has lead?

We are an EPA Lead-Safe certified firm and are able to safely handle lead based paints and other products.

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