Has a Fire Turned your Home &
Life Into Turmoil?
Lightning Restoration has a team of technicians who are fully licensed, trained, and certified in fire and smoke damage restoration. We understand how different materials react to fire, heat, and smoke as well as what steps to take to minimize the damage and clean and repair your property and its contents.
We perform the necessary fire restoration services Florida insurance companies require and work with the local fire and police departments to preserve, protect and secure your home from further damage.
Lightning Restoration Tampa offers the following fire mitigation services:
- Immediate Response by Certified / Trained professional staff members
- 24/7 Emergency Board Up or Tarping
- Carefully Detailed Assessment, Inventory, Pack Out, Cleaning and Storage of salvageable content items.
- Valuations of non-restorable content items.
- Environmentally friendly methods used in cleaning soot and smoke residue on content and structure.
- Smoke odor removal, sanitation and air purification.
- Use of industrial-grade equipment for drying water from fire extinguishing efforts. This includes dehumidifiers and high-capacity air movers.
- Professional assistance through the insurance claims process.
Commonly, treatment includes smoke and odor removal, complete cleaning and sanitation, professional deodorization, and air vent and duct cleaning.
Our extensive emergency fire damage repair services have the ability to mitigate the effects of fire and smoke damage. Lightning Restoration has the ability to make the restoration of fire damage as professional and fast as possible. This makes us one of the top fire restoration services Florida residents trust.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fire remediation is the process of repairing and restoring a home, building or structure that has been damaged by fire. Typically, this includes the demo/removal of the fire damaged materials, as well as the cleaning & deodorization of the non-damaged structure and contents. After complete cleaning & deodorization, the repairs can be performed. This can include repairing damage to the structure itself, cleaning up soot and smoke damage, and replacing any damaged furnishings or equipment.
The length of the fire restoration process depends on the severity of the damage. It can be days or months. The biggest factors in the process include getting insurance approvals, how much soot is produced, is there still power in the property and how long did it sit before the restoration began. Generally, most projects can be completed within a couple of weeks, but some may take months due to repair supply chain and permitting processes. The largest factor for a small versus a larger project is what burned and how far did the soot travel. Synthetic materials tend to produce the most soot. Soot can be very difficult, due to its properties. Soot particles are microscopic in size, extremely toxic, acidic and ionically charged.
There is no definite answer as to whether or not you need to move out during the fire restoration process. Mostly it depends on the extent of the fire and the materials that burned. However, it is typically recommended that you do. This is because there may be a lot of soot in the air that can be harmful if inhaled. If anything synthetic burns (which is almost everything these days) soot becomes acidic and highly toxic. You should never go into a property with soot particles without proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including a respirator and skin protection. Additionally, restoration work can be loud and disruptive.
Getting rid of the smoke smell is the most difficult part of the remediation process, and often requires multiple odor removal techniques. There are many factors that determine which techniques will be the most effective. The best way to get the smell of smoke out of your house after a fire is to call a professional restoration company. They can make sure to remove any soot or smoke odor from the area and use special products that are safe for your home.
Cost can vary quite dramatically, depending on the severity of the damage and the size of the area that needs to be treated. The cost of the remediation typically includes materials, labor and equipment usage. In most cases, insurance may cover all or part of the remediation costs, depending on the cause of the fire. Additionally, if there are salvageable items that need to be cleaned and restored, those costs should also be factored into the overall fire remediation.