Your house is much more than four walls and a roof. It is a place to relax, gather with friends, and where you and your family will make memories that will last for years to come. It goes without saying that one of the most devastating occurrences that a person can face is a house fire. In addition to fire and smoke damage, homeowners usually face water damage as a result of the firefighter’s efforts. That’s why when you need help restoring the condition of your home, you need a fire and water res-toration company that will be by your side to respectfully assist you in every aspect of the restoration process, including insurance. At Samuels Construction, we are that company.

Professional Fire Damage Cleanup

As a leading construction company in Beverly Hills, we are here to bring your home back to its pre-fire condition. When you partner with us, you are teamed with a company that is committed to providing you with the highest level of restoration services from start to finish. We handle all types of construc-tion and cleanup, and work with all major insurance companies. We are more than happy to send the invoice directly to your insurance company. You’ve been through enough, leave the paperwork to us.

What to do if you’ve experienced a house fire

When it comes to fire and water damage, it is critical that you act fast. The quicker you bring in profes-sionals, the more likely it is that your furniture and belongings will be saved. At Samuels Construction, we have fire damage restoration technicians available seven days a week to help you. If your home has experienced fire, smoke and water damage, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. A member of our seasoned staff will be by your side to assist you.

It is completely understandable that you would attempt to take matters into your own hands when it comes to fire damage restoration, but this is not a job you want to tackle on your own. In an effort to salvage your belongings and get a closer look at the extent of the damage, you may inadvertently make matters much worse. Always wait for the approval of a trained home restoration professional in Bevery Hills to reenter you home. Please refer to the following tips:

  • Do not walk around in your home as soot can easily spread from room to room.
  • Do not eat any food that was in your home during a fire.
  • Do not drink tap water from your home.
  • Do not turn on your air conditioning.
  • Do not attempt to clean furniture, upholstery or flooring.

The Fire Damage Restoration Process

Once the firemen have succeeded in putting out the fire and their trucks are rolling back to the station, your home has, without a doubt, suffered a great deal of smoke and water damage from their fight with the fire. We understand that after they leave, you will still be in a state of shock, trying to wrap your head around the crisis and what comes next. That’s why having trained professionals who specialize in restoring your Beverly Hills home to its pre-fire condition is key.

Every fire is different and therefore each restoration requires unique solutions. That said, our process rarely differs. Below are the steps we take to restore your home after an emergency.

Step 1: Contact. The restoration process begins the minute you call (805) 432-1587. One of our representatives will ask a series of questions regarding the fire and the damage done so that we have an idea of what we’re getting ourselves into.

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment. Upon arrival, provided that the scene is safe, one of our fire damage restoration professionals will carefully inspect the affected areas and the adjacent rooms to determine the extent of fire, smoke and soot damage. This is done to develop a plan of action.

Step 3: Board and Tarp. It is very common for fire damage to compromise the structural integrity of windows, walls and roofs. To make sure that the area is secure and to prevent any additional damage, we will board up missing windows and walls as well as place tarps on the areas where the roof has been damaged.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying. If there is any water present, we must remove it right away. If we let any water sit, it could do more damage to your home. Dealing with mold removal on top of all you have been through just isn’t right. Once the majority of the water has been removed, we may also employ dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot. There are a number of techniques we can employ to remove the smoke and soot that lingers around your home and on your belongings. It depends on the extent of the damage and the type of soot. Oily soot can be cleaned with degreasing agents whereas dry soot can be cleaned with dry cleaning sponges.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing. We use several different techniques to clean restorable belongings. Some of them include:

  • Dry cleaning (light residues)
  • Wet cleaning (moderate to heavy residues)
  • Spray and wipe (items that can’t be wet cleaned)
  • Foam cleaning (upholstery fabrics)
  • Abrasive cleaning (surfaces that can withstand agitation)
  • Immersion cleaning (dipped into a bath)

Step 7: Restoration. Once your home is fully cleaned, the final step is to get your home back to its pre-fire condition. This typically involves minor repairs like replacing drywall, repainting or installing new carpeting, etc. In the event that your home requires major repairs, like the major reconstruction of certain rooms, we have the ability to do that for you.

Call for Fire Restoration and Soot Remediation

With Samuels Construction by your side, you can feel confident knowing that we have the experience, equipment and skill to restore your home or business quickly and efficiently. If you recently experienced a house fire in Beverly Hills then we encourage you to get in touch with us today. We will gladly answer any questions you may have.