The aftermath of a fire does more harm to a property than the actual flames. Smoke and soot have dangerous, corrosive chemicals that can be fatal if inhaled. The soot residue can infiltrate your walls, floors, ceilings, electronic appliances, ductwork, furniture, and more. It is vital that High Quality Restoration removes all soot from the home, and we accomplish this by utilizing powerful cleaning methods.

Fire and Smoke

Fire and Smoke

Every damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the "typical" fire and smoke damage emergency.

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact to Insurance Carrier
  • Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction
  • Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
  • Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 6: Restoration

What HQR does when fire and smoke damages occur

What HQR does when fire and smoke damages occur

After contacting the insurance company, HQR will come on site to start the process for restoration.

  • The process begins with water extraction, fire damage clean-up, and removal of smoke/soot cleaning of your structure.
  • We will do our best to salvage any items damaged and will clean all personal items
  • De-odorize contents and structure to eliminate smoke and fire-related odors
  • Place temporary board-ups if necessary
  • Document entire process through pictures of all damage and inventory
  • Place items in a storage space whether it is a pod onsite or at our safe facility until your space is repaired and ready to reoccupy
  • Conduct HVAC duct/filter cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and packouts if necessary.

Protection of unaffected areas and items

Protection of unaffected areas and items

  • HQR closes off areas and items that were unaffected by the fire. Certain items like furniture and clothing can be placed in a storage away from the property to ensure its security.
  • Reconstruction and repairs - after the soot and smoke odors have been eliminated, we begin reconstructing, repainting, and repairing the affected areas of the home.
  • For example, if there are walls that are irreparable, HQR will tear them down and build new ones; we replace damaged carpeting; we scrub and sand the flooring. Whatever needs to be done at this stage, HQR will do it.

Call (585) 694-9939 now to schedule fire damage restoration services in Rochester, NY.