Fire Damage Restoration in the Chicago Area
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Experiencing a fire is one of the most devastating events that any home or business owner may have to deal with.
Fire Damage Restoration Services
- Emergency Board Up
- Water Removal & Water Cleanup
- Structural Repairs
- Smoke and Soot Removal
Numerous problems can arise once the fire is out. Not only does a fire destroy the surface of your property or possessions, costing thousands of dollars in damages, but it can also cause damage to the structure of the property. Structural damage is a serious danger as it creates a potential for your home or business to be unstable and unsafe. Also troubling, soot can also potentially create health problems for you and your family or employees.
Full-Service Fire Damage Cleanup & Repair
After experiencing the heart-wrenching trauma of losing your possessions and worrying for your family’s or employees’ safety, you need a team to rely on to not only clean up the wreckage, but also to be sensitive to what you are going through. Our fire restoration teams are available 24/7, day or night to help with the cleanup and restoration process. Damage from smoke and water is also likely to happen when a fire disaster occurs, which is why, with our comprehensive services, we’re able to offer all of the necessary equipment and skills that are needed to do a complete and thorough job.
If you’ve been the victim of a fire at your home or property, the team at Trojan Flood & Fire can help you overcome the fire damage and get back to your normal life. We have experts that can help restore and repair your property in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Professional Fire Damage Restoration
Unique challenges arise with each restoration project, which is why we develop a plan individualized to your home or business and its damage inflicted. We take a compassionate approach and offer superb customer service to keep you informed throughout the entire cleanup and restoration process. Our job is to get your home or business back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible while also working one-on-one with your insurance company. At Trojan Flood & Fire, we believe that our customers deserve the utmost quality of work! We are always willing to go the extra mile for our customers to ensure their satisfaction.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Damage
It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begin as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.
Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but in general, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and, since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.
Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property right away, and that won’t be restored until a building inspector says that it’s safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home’s occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner, because they’ll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.
DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.
Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.