ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction specializes in residential and commercial fire and smoke damage restoration.
After a fire has occurred at your home or business, the only thing that you should touch is the phone. First call the ServiceMaster Restore fire restoration specialists.
We will walk you through the fire restoration process every step of the way.
Even after the fire is out, the damage continues.
Broken windows and doors make fire-damaged homes a target for thieves and vandalism. When ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction arrives at your home, we will immediately secure the structure by boarding up any broken windows and doors, fixing or replacing compromised locks, and securing tarps to any damaged roofing, protecting your home from further damage.
Don’t wait to call a fire restoration specialist. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic. Therefore, when it is burned, it can create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable.
Our fire restoration technicians are experts in:
- Emergency cleaning
- Content removal
- Content cleaning
- Content pack-out
ServiceMaster Restore knows that time is valuable. That’s why we respond within 60 minutes of your call, day or night.
If you need help after a fire, or fire and smoke has damaged your property, contact ServiceMaster Restore.
Frequently asked questions
What should I do before help arrives?
- Call your insurance agent and let them know about the situation.
- Call ServiceMaster Restoration by Lewis Construction!
- Blow off or brush-vacuum any loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpets
- Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or old linens to prevent additional soiling.
- Discard open food packages. The food could be contaminated.
- If electrical service is off, clean out your freezer and refrigerator. Leave the doors propped open or place charcoal in the unit.
- Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified professional dry cleaner that specializes in smoke damage.
- Clean formica and chrome fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom to prevent permanent tarnishing.
- Wipe residue from porcelain bath fixtures to prevent etching.
- Wipe the leaves of houseplants to remove smoke residue.
- Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
- Tape cheesecloth over intake and outlet air registers to capture any loose soot in the air. This is even more effective if the cheesecloth is damp.
- If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
What should I NOT do?
- Do not attempt to wash any papered or flat painted walls without consulting your professional cleaner. Incorrect cleaning procedures could compound the soot residue problem.
- Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture. Again, incorrect procedures could increase damage.
- Do not use electrical appliances that have been close to fire or water before having them checked. They could malfunction.
- Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. A short circuit could result.
- Do not touch anything. Soot on your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork, causing further damage.
- Do not eat food that has been exposed to fire or smoke.
- Do not wait to call for professional help. The longer the wait, the more irreversible damage is done to the property.