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If your home or business has fallen victim to a fire, we can assist in emergency services and along with mitigation that is needed before your able to restore it back to its original state. Our team has dealt with countless fire damaged homes and are prepared to put their skills to work when called upon.
There is hardly anything more shocking than a fire in your home or business. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a structural fire occurs every 65 seconds. When the fire is out and the smoke clears, emergency fire response teams from American Catastrophe Emergency Services are to here to assist the emotional state following a House Fire or Flood is devastating, overwhelming and a feeling of helplessness. It is tough to be prepared for something that you never saw coming. You should never try to remediate your property on your own after a fire. our fire damage restoration professionals have the experience needed to observe the proper process to make your home secure. There are certain processes our team uses when mitigating house after a fire and repairing fire damage, and as a homeowner, knowing what these processes look like should be your priority in understanding or having someone who does. Give us a call, (888) 832-4139, we are ready to help. (Extra sensitive issues that need Emergency Response directly fill out our Emergency service Call form now!)
An effective emergency response during the first 24-48 hours after a fire is critical to saving as much property as possible. It is wrong to assume that since the fire is out that the damage has been done. Smoke and soot is very acidic, it will continue to do damage if isn’t neutralized and removed as soon as possible. Also, the efforts used to put out the fire will have added hundreds of gallons of water, which will also continue to damage the structure and your personal possessions. Learn more about our 10-step fire mitigation action plan here.
Our Recommended Action plan for Fire Mitigation
Step 1: Call us at (888) 832-4139, We are waiting on standby for Emergencies calls Once you, contact us within 15-20 mins A member of our customer service department will ask you a few questions to get a better idea of the type of emergency response you have and the extent of the damage it has caused. Within 45mins to a 1 hour, we will assign a team of professionals to your property that was compromised.
Step 2: Assess the Damage and start clean-up once on the scene Will start to remove any broking glass and debris once the fire department has released the build from their investigation, we’re able to start to go to work. We will help you determine how far the fire and smoke traveled and what is the extent of the damage.
Step 3: Emergency Board Up – we will board up all openings and tarp holes in the roof if needed, cover broken doors and windows to prevent further damage from the elements or vandalism.
Step 4: Clean Up –we will removal of smoke, soot, charred materials, broken glass, and Lessing the odors so that property is ready for further evaluation.
Step 5: Temporary Electric - Provide a safe lighted environment for fire investigators, insurance adjusters and returning fire victims.
Step 6: Water Extraction - To prevent vapor pressure and bacterial contamination. Monitor moisture levels until environment is dry and optimal air quality is achieved, remove as much water as quickly as possible in a liquid form. Vaporize the remaining moisture as quickly as possible. Remove the vaporized air as quickly as possible.
Step 7: Drying methods – placing fans and blowers with air scrubbers and dehumidifiers in containing the moister before spreading and creating Mold throughout the compromised areas. If applicable (resources to afford the expense)
Step 8: Packing Out the Insureds Valuables - Pack out all salvageable furniture’s and electrical components and. Pack out all salvageable clothing textures. The items that can be cleaned and restored will then undergo specific cleaning processes determined by what the item is. There are several cleaning techniques we use; dry cleaning, wet cleaning, and deodorization are just a few of these techniques. If applicable (resources to afford the expense)
Step 9: Personal Inventory Itemization - Detail writing with photos inventory of all personal damaged / non replacement loss items, inventory all compromised furniture, electrical components, and clothing textures. If applicable (resources to afford the expense)
Step 10. Temporary Housing - Emergency assistants on day or night of fire long term lease with furnishings during restorations. One of are preferred vendors will happily assist you in being re located for your temporary stay until restoration are completed. No matter how little or big your fire loss is, the specialists at Am-cat Ems will properly mitigate the emergency response services within its 7-day Mitigation timeline allowing for a sales associate from the parent company American Catastrophe Restoration and or a preferred vendor to explain the restoration project timeline to restore your residence or business back to normal quickly. If you have any questions or would like to setup an appointment with our fire restoration specialists, please call us at (888) 832-4139. Or fill out our Fire restoration service form now!
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A: Fire damage refers to the physical damage to a property as a result of burning. This damage may either be directly caused by the flames or could occur due to smoke and other corrosive substances emitted by the fire. In terms of insurance, fire damage is one of the types of coverage offered in property insurance.
A: Fire action plans require to be adapted to accommodate all known hazards or risks that are likely to impact on evacuation. These will include details of isolation procedures for processes and equipment as well as information displayed in Am-CatEms.com Action plans.
A: Identify internal resources and capabilities. Contact your insurance company, understand your coverage, select a contractor that works with insurance carriers and are capable of handling emergencies. www.Am CatEms.com
A: Mitigation focuses on reducing damages and losses, after a disaster, such as a major fire. Effective mitigation must take place immediately after the disaster to keep financial and physical consequences at a minimum.
A: Fire restoration may involve things like of property board up, demolition and reconstruction on top of tasks such as debris, odor and soot removal, contents cleaning and working to remove any disturbed hazards such as lead and asbestos.
A: Fire damage restoration is the act of cleaning and restoring property as well as personal belongings that have sustained smoke or fire damage. The goal of fire damage restoration services is to salvage damaged items and restore your home so that it can once again be inhabited
A: The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs. www.Am-catEms.com
A: Finding help is a phone call away (888) 832-4139 that’s your 1st step, but repairs can likely be done in 1-2 weeks. For small fires being neutralizing by hand pumps However, if the Fire department has put a Line of water to multiple lines of water, which is considered a large fire has occurred, then rebuilding a home can be a lengthy process. In some cases, reconstruction can be completed 2-3 months for your small to medium fires 6-12 months for larger fires. In more severe instances, rebuilding a home will take months. www.Am-Cat.com
A: Existing footings, slabs, and foundation systems in fire-destroyed buildings are typically compromised and are not permitted to be re-used. A Fire can generate enough heat to damage and weaken the concrete and steel reinforcement bars in footings, slabs, and footing stem walls www.Am-Cat.com
A: Here are five items that should be replaced, with help from your homeowner's insurance, after the items have been damaged by fire.
- Insulation. If flames or sparks have made it into your home's insulation, get the insulation replaced now. ...
- Carpet. ...
- Glass. ...
- Structural Framing and Other Charred Wood. ...
- Electrical Wiring.
A: Your building contractor might need to Demo part of the house away or tear out all your old electrical and plumbing out from being compromised or heavily burned. Repairing fire damage is not a job for the average homeowner, but you can get involved in picking out cosmetic fixtures and cho9oseing the colors of paint or style of tile throughout the bathroom and kitchen and or flooring. www.am-cat.com
A: How Much Does Smoke Remediation Cost? Typical costs for clean-up after a fire has occurred are between $3,000 and $26,000. Smoke remediation itself can cost between $200 to $1,000 depending on how much furniture, clothing and carpet requires deodorizing.
A: Am-CatEms.com Franchise Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. www.Am-cat.com