If you have ever seen a house fire up close and in person, you understand the intensity and power of the fire. Have your seen the aftermath, the next day when the fire is out. The damage is breathtaking. Not only from the damage caused by the fire but the water damage from fighting the fire. That is if there is anything left of the structure or the fire was caught early enough. A lot of the times the fire destroys everything and very little is salvageable.
As a family, its hard to imagine anything more traumatizing than a fire in your home, threatening your family’s sense of security. For businesses, a fire can quickly bring operations to an abrupt halt, negatively affecting the business and its customers.
According to the latest numbers from the National Fire Protection Association, a structure fire is reported every 65 seconds. However, the number of annual structure fires has decreased since 1977, down to approximately 450,000 in 2013. After the alarm rings and the fire department goes to work and saves what they can of your home, Incredible Builders is there in Hampshire, IL ready to help. Our rapid response 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
The key to a recovery is the first 24- to 48- hours, which is known as the golden hours. A response that quickly stabilizes the structure will safeguard the recovery, allowing for as much property as possible to be saved. The soot and smoke production causes damage that is often produced when fires are extinguished, hastens the deterioration and corrosion of components and assets.
What is the fire restoration process?
The fire restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as soon as possible. Beyond the visible structural damage, contents inside the structure must be evaluated for recovery based on a number of factors including:
- Replacement Cost vs. Restoration Cost
- Effect of Smoke and Heat
- Loss of Use
- Loss of Value
- Decreased Life Expectancy
- Sentimental Value
Incredible Builders fire restoration services can include: emergency board-up, demolition, soot removal film application, and complete reconstruction. Incredible Builders is here to help, call us today.