Waukesha and Burlington, WI Fire Damage Experts
What Does Fire Damage Look Like?
Fire damage to a home or business is specific to the structure, loss, contents, and particular needs and circumstances of the owners. Most companies take a cart blanch approach to the loss. We formulate a plan by assembling expert teams and customizing personnel, material, supplies and equipment in completing the remedy of the loss for your exact needs, efficiently and as quickly as possible.
Down time is down time, whether a home or business. Your living or working environment is destroyed, damaged, and perhaps unlivable until reconstruction is completed.
Not only are the mechanics of processing the claim to it’s completion critical, but coordinating the efforts of the team to minimal impact on the home owner or business in getting their life back to normal and operations running smoothly again.
This overall project management is critical to the success of each disaster restoration project and is a corporate mandate for all projects we are involved with.
The combined years of experience in the disaster restoration and construction industry from demolition to reconstruction exceeds 80 years.
Specific services provided for fire damage are:
Working with fire and police, 24 hours, 7 days a week. One of our skilled personnel with follow-up your emergency call with the appropriate action. Plumbing, electrical, and other trades and repairs may be part of the solution.
Fire and Smoke
Standard approved protocol is followed to treat, repair, and replace elements of the structure. We control and remove smoke smell through methods accepted and proven within the industry. Through our experience, you are assured burned and charred studs, drywall, cabinetry, etc. are dealt with appropriately with our goal of rebuilding your structure to a pre-loss condition, timely and effectively.
Not always, but usually, water damage occurs in a fire or smoke situation if the fire department or owner uses water to put out the fire. Remove the water through appropriate means. Carpet, tile, wood, ceramic, laminates, cavities spaces, etc.
Whatever the cause, we have the correct industry approved solution, with the right expert team to get the job done. Our quick response and remedy reduces future damage to your home or business.
We have the equipment and personnel to check and test damaged areas to industry standards to assess the water damage for treatment, repair, or replacement of the effected materials. Evaluation and testing is required to quantify the extent of the damage.
Removing water means moisture as well. Drying the structure requires specialized personnel, standards, dryers, dehumidifiers, removing portions of the structure to get to the cracks and crevices holding moisture that may cause future damage and health issues. Bringing structure moisture levels to an acceptable level allows a plan of action for treatment, repair, removal, or replacement of construction components to pre- damage condition.
If it has an odor or smells bad, it needs to be treated. By using the proper solutions on particular materials and items, whether a coating or spray, the treatment dissolves and treats causes of odors restoring your home or business to its original condition.
Content and Furnishing
Before your dwelling or business can be refurbished the contents and furnishings may need treatment as well. From antiques and heirlooms to family rugs and children’s toys, these items may need to be sorted, moved, cleaned, and treated to restore them to pre-damage condition.
Design and Programming
Within insurance and budget requirement we uniquely help analyze your space as it appeared before the loss and any changes to your living or business use or needs that you may want to incorporate in any modification, remodeling, and construction, should reconstruction be required in restoring your structure to the pre-loss condition.
Once the programming and design are agreed upon construction activities can be planned. Permits, demolition, ordering materials, removing discarded material from the site, material selections, subcontractors, scheduling and sequencing the work, all play a part in the successful reconstruction of your home or business. Keeping you appraised along the way with a schedule outlining our step-by-step progress in preparation in reusing and occupying your space.
This is the final step in bringing all the elements of the process back together. Final construction details and items, clean after construction in preparation of reusing your space, return of items removed for treating and cleaning, refinished items, stored items, review and registration of product and system warranties, commissioning of systems and delivery of a project manual for maintenance and reference.
Private Project and Insurance Claim Processing
Whether your project is partially your desire to improve your property or the result of an insurance claim, we are highly trained and experienced processing all the needed documentation with you and your insurance company, agent, and adjuster. We mirror the same estimating program your adjuster uses in understanding the scope of your project and the values assigned to each element of the estimate for discussion and possible adjustment. We work for you, not your insurance company. We work through and with your insurance company in providing services to finalize and complete your claim.