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- 24 Hour Service
- Residential & Commercial
- Complete, Full Service Restoration Contractor
- Preferred Service Provider of Insurance Carriers
- Locally Owned and Operated
- In Business Since 1982
- Over 26,000 Jobs Completed
- State Certified General Contractor
- EPA Certified Lead-Safe Firm
Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Process
We use the latest equipment and supplies in our fire and smoke restoration process:
- Emergency Pre-cleaning
- Content Cleaning
- Wall & Ceiling Cleaning
- Content Pack Out and Storage
- Garment and Furniture Restoration
Everyone understands the destruction a fire can do. The DAMEX Corporation understands the damage that can be done after the fire is out. Much of the material found in furniture, flooring, and appliances is synthetic. When burned, synthetics create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable.
The professionals at The DAMEX Corporation are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. They can even remove soot from fabrics in upholstery, carpets, and clothes, thus helping to avoid additional expenses.
Helpful Do’s & Don’ts in the event of a disaster
Fire & Smoke Damage
After fire damage it is natural to want to jump right in and clean the building and contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect action can jeopardize or impede satisfactory restoration.
- Clean and protect chrome trim on faucets and other brightwork by washing with detergent and applying a coating of vaseline or oil.
- Blow off or brush-vacuum loose smoke particles from upholstery draperies and carpeting.
- Open windows for ventilation if weather permits.
- Empty refrigerators and freezers if electricity is off, and prop doors open with a rolled towel or news- paper to allow air circulation.
- Pour antifreeze in toilet bowls, tanks, sink and tub drains to prevent freeze damage if heat is off in winter.
- Call a plumber to drain and blow out all water lines if heat is off in winter.
- Remove pets to a clean environment if heavy fire residues are present.
- Send a sample group of garments for cleaning and deodorization in order to observe the results.
- Retain a contractor to board up open windows, roofs, or other penetrations in order to prevent additional damage
- Wipe or attempt to wash fire residues from walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.
- Use carpeting or upholstered furniture impacted by heavy smoke residues or debris.
- Use food items or canned goods exposed to heat.
- Turn on computers, TVs, stereos or electrical appliances until they have been cleaned and checked.
While soot may resemble smoke residues from a fire, the restoration of soot damage often requires different techniques. Incorrect action can make restoration more difficult and delay the return to normal.
- Change and save the old HVAC filter.
- Blow off or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery draperies and carpets.
- Cover upholstery with clean sheets before use.
- Attempt to wash walls, ceilings or contents without professional assistance.