When it comes to putting the pieces back together, let Quality Restoration and its years of experience work for you, as we have for countless other fire and natural disaster victims during extremely stressful times.
We have the experience needed to quickly get your life, or business, back on track with our trained and retrained technicians, state of the art equipment, methods and processes, as well as deep building restoration tenure.
From large multi-complex fires, to residential home fires, commercial and industrial fires, to smaller kitchen, electrical, and even outdoor fires that damage contiguous structures or create traveling smoke and soot damage to other buildings and property, Quality Restoration can set you straight and remove the stress from the cleanup and restoration of your property and contents.
Understanding The Fire and Smoke Damage Process as it Pertains to Your Amherst Property
When it comes to fire and smoke damage and the eventual restoration of your contents and property In Amherst, there is a lot to consider including understanding that fire damage is destructive, but the damage smoke can levy on your property, even in places far from the area directly affected by the fire itself, can be equally, if not more, catastrophic.
As smoke settles to property surfaces, even in far off unseen places, the process of pitting, etching, burning, and corrosion starts to unfurl. Making matters worse is any humidity and moisture present in the environment. When the humidity and smoke particles react with one another, further, more permanent damage occurs.
When it comes to ash, the elements present in wood ash are quite inert and on their own in powder form don’t present any serious danger to material surfaces, however, when mixed with water, chemical changes create a toxic matter that can be extremely harmful to surfaces of all types. Chemical etching poses serious risk to material surfaces, and even simple morning dew and minimal condensation on ash is enough to start the chemical process down the road to damage.
Timing is of the essence when it comes to fire and smoke damage restoration as the damage continues to increase as the hours and days pass after the event.
When you partner with Quality Restoration, you can rest easy knowing you have chosen one of the region’s most experienced and accredited fire and smoke damage restoration experts. We can help you make critical decisions when it comes to replace or restore evaluations, communicate with your loss adjuster, navigate the insurance claims process, and understand how decisions you make now as it pertains to the cleanup and recovery process may influence future rebuild choices, and more.
To Restore or Replace, That is The Question
One of the biggest challenges in the aftermath of any fire or smoke damage event is the decision to either restore an item to it’s pre-loss condition if possible, or replace it if not. Quality Restoration can help you understand what the limits of restoration are for each item, whether it’s useful life has been degraded, and whether just replacing the item is the best course of action based on an analysis of the replacement value and the cost to restore. Some items are irreplaceable, in those cases Quality Restoration can advise on the best way to restore and salvage the item to bring it as close as possible to it’s pre-loss condition. We can also help you communicate these options and choices to your insurance company representative.
Smoke Odor Removal and Soot Damage Cleanup at Your Amherst Home or Business
Often overlooked is the damage done by smoke and soot. Smoke doesn’t only discolor and impact surfaces in the form of soot, but can also permeate in the form of smoke odor throughout even the most remote areas of your building structures, even those areas you simply can’t physically get to or see. Specialized equipment is necessary to deodorize your property to ensure that pesky smoke odor doesn’t persist. We use ozone and Hydroxyl machines to deodorize and remove the smoke particles and odors from your property. These machines also remove many other harmful viruses, bacteria and other particles from the environment that may be there from any humidity, water application during the event, and plain old lack of hygiene in the aftermath of vacancy.
Did you Know That Your Insurance Company Will Cover Smoke Odor and Soot Removal at Your Amherst Property if You have Been Impacted by the Wildfire?
In most cases smoke, smoke odor, and soot removal from your property is a coverable event within the entitlements of your insurance policy. If you are curious if that odor you smell is from one of the two wildfires in the area, call us for a free consultation and we can come and test the surfaces and determine if in fact you have a problem originating from wildfires so you can file a claim.
We Also Offer Emergency Fire Damage Restoration and Repair for the Following Businesses in Amherst MA
Quality Restoration Fire, Wildfire, and Smoke Damage Restoration Services in and Around Amherst MA
Emergency Fire and Smoke Damage Services in Amherst
- Board up and tarping
- Inspect HVAC equipment and replace filters as necessary as well as close off air supply and return vents to prevent further cross contamination. Clean and deodorize all HVAC ducts.
- Disconnect electrical services and check for safety
- Restore electrical services for use in cleanup and restoration
- Remove debris
- Initiate laundry and dry-cleaning services for necessary emergency clothing and linens
Water Damage Mitigation
Extract water and check all flooring materials, subflooring and structural components for any residual moisture retention. Set up drying and dehumidification equipment and monitor until moisture readings become normalized.
Odor Control Services
Air scrubbers use High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration to remove these particles from the air, enhancing the efficiency of cleaning and clearing the air for safe breathing. Please do not move or turn off this equipment.
Thermal Fogging Deodorizing
Neutralizing any odor is of primary importance and thermal fogging provides for a strong deodorization process that penetrates everywhere the smoke and residue settled, even those far off, hidden areas.
Produced by an ozone generator, Ozone is a key component in the deodorization process for most fire and smoke damage events. Ozone is also effective in treating any bacterial growth that may be present in the environment due to humid or poor environmental conditions in the aftermath.
Advanced Air Scrubbing and Odor Removal
Environmentally friendly, and efficient to deploy, our advanced air scrubber filters remove even more odors and particulates to ultra-scrub the environment.
Structural, Hard, and Soft Goods Restoration
Comprehensive cleaning and deodorizing of ceilings, walls, structural members and timbers, as well as all millwork, including any necessary polishing to restore to pre-loss condition
Cleaning and deodorizing of all enclosed areas, cupboards and drawers
Closets, crawl spaces, attics, drawers, cupboards, and other enclosed areas need to be deodorized and cleaned for the proper treatment of soot and smoke
Floor cleaning and restoration
Inspection and cleaning of all flooring materials including subfloors if necessary. Marble, natural and faux stone, ceramic and other tile, wood and wood laminates, manufactured laminate and other types of flooring all need to be professionally cleaned to return the material back to it’s pre-loss condition.
Laundry & dry-cleaning services
fire and smoke damage require specific dry-cleaning processes, Quality Restoration will contract out all laundry services to dry-cleaners who specialize in the restoration of heat and smoke damaged textiles. Unlike many other companies we offer full inventory control and documentation of all clothing, textiles, and appropriate soft goods.
Carpet and furniture cleaning and restoration
Quality Restoration will inspect and test for restoration appropriateness, provide professional cleaning, and deodorization, and apply stain protection and polish on necessary items to restore back to their pre-loss condition
Manual washing and drying
Items are carefully and individually cleaned by hand utilizing methods appropriate for each and every material type
Ultrasonic tanks are used to clean certain items that may not be appropriate for hand cleaning such as blinds, collectables, heirlooms, jewelry, smaller more intricate items and more.
Furniture and upholstery cleaning
This requires specialty equipment, products and technicians trained and certified in furniture restoration.
Miscellaneous contents restoration
Restoration provided by qualified staff members who take extreme care in the handling, cleaning and restoration of your contents restoration.
Sometimes it is necessary to reach out to local authorities for a variety of reasons. Because the structure has had an impact from fire the local fire department may be involved in making sure any repairs meet current fire code (sometimes the building department handles this) Additionally during reconstruction electrical, plumbing and building permits may need to be pulled and final inspections schedule and undertaken in order to obtain a valid occupancy certificate after rebuild. Contact details are below in the event you need them, but when you contract Quality Restoration we handle all of that legwork for you!
Massachusetts Department of Health Contact Details if Required
250 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108
250 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108
When you call Quality Restoration for fire damage restoration and repair we handle everything for you, from the inspection, to the cleanup, to the final reporting to any necessary health and environmental agencies required by law. If you have any questions at all through the process with regards to those regulations if they apply, and they don’t always do, then feel free to contact us, or the agency listed below for more information.
Amherst Building Department
4 Boltwood Ave
Amherst, MA 01002
Call Quality Restoration today for your free fire damage restoration consultation. We look forward to assisting you during these stressful times and are committed to helping you get back on your home, business and life back on track post fire event in Amherst. Call 413-200-3518