Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Fire is an indiscriminate disaster that can strike anyone, regardless of their location, home age, or condition. The potential for a fire exists at any time and for various reasons. While most homeowners are aware of this possibility, experiencing a fire remains an overwhelming nightmare, catching many unprepared for its consequences. In the aftermath of a fire, the need for fire and smoke damage cleanup becomes paramount, and we are here to assist you. In the unfortunate event that your home has recently suffered fire damage, our foremost hope is that you and your loved ones emerged unharmed. We acknowledge the overwhelming range of emotions you may be grappling with, from frustration and anger to deep sadness. Even when lives are spared, a fire can obliterate a lifetime of cherished memories and irreplaceable possessions.


Call ORC For Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration

If fire damage has impacted your property, it's crucial to contact ORC immediately for prompt assistance. We collaborate closely with you and your insurance company to expedite the restoration process, minimizing disruptions. Our restoration professionals possess in-depth construction knowledge and extensive expertise in various aspects, including smoke removal, odor eradication, soot and ash elimination, stain removal, toxicity removal, and restoring a healthy environment. ORC Services is equipped to comprehensively address these issues, ensuring the safety of your home. We assess damages, determine the scope of cleaning required, and evaluate the extent of fire damage, including unaffected areas and materials that can be salvaged or need replacement. Our "Turn-key" approach signifies that ORC Services not only mitigates fire and odor issues but also handles the complete restoration and repair of your home or business, restoring it to a condition that feels good-as-new.

Some things you may not know about smoke!

It moves towards cooler regions and upper levels within a structure. It circulates around plumbing systems, utilizing openings around pipes to traverse between floors. The nature of the smoke can significantly influence the cleanup procedure.

It’s Not Just The Fire Itself!

As highlighted by the U.S. Fire Administration, a home fire can result in significant damage, affecting both the structure and contents. Flames, heat, smoke, and water used in firefighting efforts can lead to severe damage to your home and belongings. Even items not directly touched by the fire may be compromised by smoke and water, necessitating thorough cleaning for salvageable items. Firefighters, in their efforts to extinguish the fire, may have broken windows, cut holes in the roof, and created openings in walls to ensure complete fire eradication and prevent hidden pockets of fire.

Fire And Smoke Damage Cleanup

It's crucial to recognize the ongoing safety and health risks even after the fire has been extinguished. The residue of soot and contaminated water left behind may harbor substances that pose health hazards. Exercise caution when re-entering your home and handling fire-damaged items. At ORC Services, we specialize in comprehensive fire damage cleanup and restoration. Our services encompass not only the visible removal of fire stains but also the elimination of smoke odors. Fire damage is often intricate, extending beyond what meets the eye and nose. Even a minor fire can inflict substantial harm to your property, and if not properly addressed, residual odors can persist for years due to lingering heat and moisture. Fires can impact lives in ways few events can match. Beyond affecting the interior of your home, they can compromise the structural integrity of the house, including parts that may not be immediately apparent to an untrained observer.

What About Smoke And Soot?

In the event of a fire affecting your home, business, or facility, the resulting loss can be intricate due to the distinctive behavior of smoke. ORC Services will conduct a thorough site survey to assess the extent of impact on building materials and contents by fire, smoke, heat, and potentially moisture.

Some things you may not know about soot!

ORC Services, Inc. will analyze the soot to ascertain the type of smoke damage that has occurred. Cleaning procedures will be tailored based on the information gleaned during pretesting.Various types of soot include:Wet Smoke Residues – Emanate from smoldering fires with low heat. These residues are sticky, smeary, and produce pungent odors. Cleaning smoke webs can be a challenging task.Dry Smoke Residues – Stem from rapidly burning fires at high temperatures. Residues are typically dry, powdery, consisting of small, non-smeary smoke particles.Protein Residues – Virtually invisible residues that discolor paints and varnishes, accompanied by an extremely pungent odor.Fuel Oil Soot – Results from furnace puff backs that distribute fuel oil soot.Other Types of Residues – Cleanup is also required for tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residues.