Fire leaves homeowners devastated. A small mistake or an unknown frayed wire can cause significant damage to a home. At 5 Star Restoration Specialists, we recognize just how trying this type of situation can be for you. That is why we offer comprehensive support and guidance to you when a fire occurs. Our fire damage services in Waukegan, IL, and the surrounding area are designed to make cleaning up and restoring your home after such an event as easy as possible.
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Get Emergency Fire Damage Help from Our Team
In Lake County, Illinois and the surrounding areas, 5 Star Restoration Specialists provides a 45-minute emergency response guarantee. That means if you are in an emergency situation right now and you need help with fire damage, our team will respond to you immediately and work to be there as quickly as possible. We’re happy to help you secure your home and start it on the path of restoration.
Why Fire Damage Is So Significant
In many homes, a fire can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage within just a few short minutes – just minutes! We always want to take steps to help you to recover from such a loss. Yet, it is important to understand just how extensive this type of damage can be.
For example, if a fire occurs due to a lightning strike, it can cause structural issues with the walls and ceiling. You may have damage from the roof to the foundation to recover from. But, the fire itself is not the only problem. Smoke damage can infiltrate every area of the home through your heating and cooling system. As it does, it carries soot throughout your home. And, then, when water is used to put off the fire to stop the damage, that water itself causes damage to your home.
Because of how complex such damage can be, it is always best to work with an experienced and trusted company capable of providing full fire damage restoration services to you. At 5 Star Restoration Specialists, we can do this and much more for you. With over 10 years of local experience, you can depend on our technicians to be there for you immediately.
What to Do After a Fire
When a fire occurs, your first step should always be to leave the home. Then, call the fire department. Even if the fire is small, they are far more efficient and effective at ensuring the fire does not spread. Once this occurs, call 5 Star Restoration Specialists. Our team can be there quickly to begin the process of restoring your home. We will also work with your home insurance company to help you to get a claim filed for any damage.
5 Star Restoration Specialists works closely with your home insurance company. We provide a full assessment of the damage. We gather information about the cause and offer information to your agent to complete your claim. We also are happy to bill your insurer or work through you – all with the goal of facilitating a fast restoration process.
Most home insurance companies do cover fire damage. However, your policy limits may be different. Be sure to talk to your agent about your coverage and needs before your file.
How Fire Damage Clean Up Starts
At 5 Star Restoration Specialists, we work quickly to stop the damage from worsening while also working to protect any of your assets possible. It is always our goal to help ensure your home is well protected throughout the process. This may mean providing boarding up of the home to minimize theft or liability risks.
We then create a customized service plan for your home. For fire damage, this may include any or all of the following services:
Water Extraction and Removal
Fires put out by water require water damage cleanup. In some homes, the water may not drain away properly. This can create a standing water situation. This is highly dangerous. If not already done so, our team will work to encourage water drainage. We can also suction out the water present. This process ensures we can remove as much of the moisture as possible to limit mold build up.
Fires are difficult to clean up after because the damage can be so invasive. At 5 Star Restoration Specialists, our team works to remove all damaged material as efficiently as possible. This includes removing burnt appliances, furniture, drywall, carpeting, flooring, and much more. We work to save anything possible. Fire damage can be limited or significantly. In many cases, our job is to work with you to minimize your losses here.
Fire Damage Clean Up and Restoration
Once all of the debris it out of the way, our next step is to start the cleanup process. Smoke and soot damage are particularly difficult to remove. However, we have specialized solutions and paint products that can work well. In most cases, damaged materials including drywall are replaced, not covered up. Our goal is to ensure your home not only is safe to use but also retains its value long term.
Cleanup also involves preventing mold buildup. Any surface that has been exposed to the elements or has been wet can be prone to mold development. Our resources work to remove this risk. We cleanse surfaces and, when needed, use mold remediation methods to safeguard your home.
We can also rebuild areas and restore them to their normal state. Every project is different – from whole home rebuilds to making repairs to a small area. However, 5 Star Restoration Specialists aims to keep your home in the best condition possible.
Why Put 5 Star Restoration Specialists in Charge of Your Fire Damage?
If you have fire damage call 5 Star Restoration Specialists first. Our team is there quickly to begin to provide you with fast and efficient service. We are sure to be able to help you remove the damaged materials and begin to make your home safer again right away.
5 Star Restoration Specialists has over 10 years of experience providing fire damage cleanup and restoration services in Lake County, Illinois and the surrounding area. When you call our licensed and insured company, we work closely with you to get your home safe again. Our team has all of the tools and resources necessary to get started right away. In an emergency, be sure to take advantage of our 45-minute emergency response time guarantee. We are there for you as soon as you need us to be to protect your property.