Trusted Smoke and Fire Damage Cleanup Services in Columbus, OH

Fire, Smoke & Soot Damage Cleanup & Restoration Company in Columbus!

Fire or smoke has damaged your property, even small fires can cause severe damage and be costly to repair. But, one call to AllPhase Restoration will immediately start the process of getting your life back on track.

We deal with disasters similar to yours every day and our certified technicians are on call 24/7 to respond to your needs and mitigate any further damage.

Preventing Further Damage – What Do You Need to Know About Fire Damage Restoration In Columbus, OH?

Depending on the severity of the loss, securing property and personal safety should be of top concern.

The corrosive nature of soot caused by fire requires extreme care and expertise to ensure that all surfaces and contents are protected from further damage during the cleaning process. It is also important to protect all occupants of the home from ash particulates.

Time is also a consideration; it is best to get electronics, metals, and delicate fabrics processed as quickly as possible to limit the permanent damage.

Smoke odor caused by fire can also be eliminated through special cleaning and deodorization techniques.

Fire Damage Do’s

  • Do Call: AllPhase Restoration for immediate help, and to mitigate any further damages.
  • Do Dry: Wet carpets, upholstered furniture, draperies, and clothing as soon as possible to prevent mold and mildew. Hang clothing outside on a clothesline, prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying, and use fans and dehumidifiers to dry carpets and draperies.
  • Do Place: Aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting to prevent rust stains.
  • Do Open: Windows for ventilation.
  • Do Change: The furnace filter (if operating) at least once a day until the filter shows no soot. This will help keep particles from being distributed into the air.
  • Do Cover: Clean items with plastic while further repairs are being carried out in the dwelling to prevent re-soiling.
  • Do Empty: The freezer and refrigerator if the power is off.
  • Do Pour: Antifreeze in toilet bowls, sinks and tubs to prevent freezing in the winter.
  • Do Wash: Plants with water on both sides of the leaves.

Why Hire a Professional for Soot Removal?

A fire, even a small one, can be devastating. It’s crucial to note that fire includes smoke and soot, both of which can be serious health hazards. These issues need to be resolved promptly and correctly, otherwise, you may be unable to get your property to its pre-loss condition. The team at AllPhase Restoration and Construction has the training and expertise to get the job done correctly and save you time and money.

Soot removal is no easy job. If you’re dealing with a small damaged area, you manage to remove the soot yourself. But if you’re dealing with significant property damage from a fire, you’ll need to call in the pros. Here are some of the reasons you should consider hiring a restoration company for soot removal.

If fire damage is left untreated for too long, smoke and soot will not only endanger your health, but also your property to the point where it’s beyond restoration. They also present serious health risks. Their small particle size can easily be inhaled, causing respiratory issues.

If your HVAC system is running during or after a fire, particles of soot can enter the filters and air ducts, causing odor problems and even negative health consequences. Calling a damage restoration company right away will ensure the job is done correctly the first time and help to avert much of the potential damage.

Fire Damage Don’ts

  • Don’t Attempt: To clean any household textiles unless you know the proper procedures because you can cause additional damage. Whether you hire AllPhase Restoration or do it yourself, you can minimize further damage by following these guidelines.
  • Don’t Touch: Or attempt to clean carpets, upholstered furniture, draperies or other household textile items. Those cleaning actions will only smear soot into the fabric, making cleaning more difficult.
  • Don’t Wipe: Or attempt to wash walls, ceilings or other absorbent surfaces.
  • Don’t Use: Upholstered furniture if it can be avoided.
  • Don’t Use: Food items or canned goods that have been exposed to excessive heat.
  • Don’t Use: TV’s, stereos, or electrical appliances until cleaned and checked.
  • Don’t Send: Smoked garments to an ordinary dry cleaner.
  • Don’t Use: Any canned products or materials, packaged food/beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat, or water. They may contain harmful contaminants.

Complete Fire Restoration Services in Central Ohio Including:

  • Debris Removal
  • Damage Assessments and Estimates
  • Content Assessment /Restoration /Inventory
  • Structural Cleaning and Deodorization
  • Complete Odor Removal
  • Complete Soot and Smoke Damage Cleaning
  • Repairing structural damage
  • Storing repaired items until needed
  • Direct interaction with Insurance Company and Help with Filing a Claim
  • Packing, transportation, and storage of household items
  • Securing appropriate cleaning or repair subcontractors
  • Estimating the cost to repair or renew items of personal property
  • 24 Hour Emergency Response Service, within 60 minutes guaranteed
  • Emergency Board-Up service to secure the property against further damage

Check out this article by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) – Have a Professional Handle the Process of Fire Restoration which explains why you should hire professional fire damage clean up company and some steps in fire clean-up.

After the Fire! Returning to Normal – is an article by FEMA that is an awesome step by step guide for what to expect and what to do after a fire.

Do you need fire and smoke restoration services? Call AllPhase Restoration at 614-261-0000 for immediate response.