One of the most devastating situations you can experience is the loss of your most precious possessions to a fire.
Hands On Restoration understands that the severity of this type of loss often leaves one feeling uniquely overwhelmed. That’s why we’re here – to provide you with the guidance and support you need when dealing with the aftermath of fire and smoke damage, including how to go about the process of salvaging as much as possible. Our technicians are knowledgeable, experienced, caring, and prepared to get you back into your home as quickly as possible.
COMMON CAUSES OF SOOT, SMOKE, AND FIRE DAMAGE
- Burnt Food
- Burnt Natural and Synthetic Items
- Burnt Trees, Shrubs, and Bushes
- Malfunctioned Heating Appliances
Services We Offer
- Fire Damage Clean Up
- Smoke and Soot Damage Cleaning and Repair
- Soot, Smoke Odor Removal
- Cleaning and Restoration of Your Home’s Contents and Belongings
- Eliminating Fire and Smoke Odor and Deodorization
- Wall and Cabinet Washing
- Tarping and Board-Up
- Emergency Corrosion Mitigation
- Structural Inspection and Restoration
Contact Hands on Restoration today at (516) 750-5822 to learn more about our 24 hour emergency fire, soot, and smoke damage cleanup and restoration services on Long Island and in NYC.
The Do's & Don't's of a Fire Damage Emergency
- If the temperature outside is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, open the windows to air out the house and reduce smoke odor.
- Clean laminate surfaces as well as chrome, porcelain, and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
- Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
- Discard any open food packages.
- If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
- Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.
- Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
- Do not touch anything with your bare hands as the oils in your skin may cause additional damage.
- Do not enter a structure if the structural integrity of the property is unknown, or if there’s been floor damage.
- Do not wash walls as incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.
- Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
- Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.
- Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.