Fire and Smoke DamageInsurance Claims
“Fire Damage extends to more than just the property.”
If the building that you insure experiences a fire, even a minor fire, you must use the services of a professional fire and smoke restorer. Without a professional to assess the damage, you will be wasting your time and could even be creating more damage. A professional will know what materials can be refurbished, and those that cannot be saved. Since some of your belongings are sentimental and considered irreplaceable, then you will want a trained professional that will take the time to assess the fire damage to determine what items can be saved. A professional will also bring peace of mind to the homeowner. When the job is done correctly the first time, you will have a satisfied client. Once The Homestar Group professional has determined which parts of the building can be saved, he will strive to mitigate the fire damage by ventilating smoke damaged rooms and drying out those that have water damage with a humidifier. Any carpets, draperies or upholstered furniture will be immediately attended to so as to prevent mold and mildew from further damaging the items. Soot from the fire will have to be removed from these textiles within the home. Special chemicals must be used by your professional to remove any odor from the smoke permanently. Smoke and soot will also affect non-textile surfaces such as walls and floors. A Homestar professional will use protective gear while using toxic chemicals to remove soot from hard surfaces. He will also repair any water damage done during the suppression of the fire. Smoke odor from a fire can penetrate all of the spaces of the building, including between the walls and in the ducts. Our professionals will use a process called “thermal fogging” to remove the odors from any porous material in the home.