Fire Damage Restoration

The damage and destruction left behind when fire strikes in your home can be devastating. The aftermath from the fire, smoke, water, and chemical fire retardants combine to leave a mess that is both dangerous and difficult to clean on your own. At American Fire & Water Restoration, we never recommend you attempt to clean this type of mess yourself. As a certified, professional fire damage restoration company, we understand the challenges involved in cleaning up the soot and ash residue, removing the smoke odor, and restoring your home to its pre-fire-damage condition.

If you’ve had a fire, don’t hesitate. Call us right away, and we’ll be onsite and ready to work in 90 minutes or less. Our experts have the training and experience to handle your fire damage cleanup and restoration safely and efficiently. And, because fire and its aftermath can be overwhelming, we put your needs first, and treat you and your property with care and respect throughout the entire process. Our goal is to get you and your family back in your home as quickly as possible.

The damage left in the wake of a fire is apparent. Less apparent is the damage caused by the water and/or chemical agents used to put out a fire. Furniture, flooring, rugs, drapes, structural components, and personal belongings can all absorb the water and fire-retardant agents used. In addition, smoke from the fire penetrates walls and other surfaces, and its odor pervades the entire home for months if it is not removed and treated properly. American Fire & Water Restoration provides complete fire cleanup and restoration service, and we’re available to handle your when you need us most—anytime of the day or night.

Because every fire situation is different, we take a variety of factors into account when developing a restoration plan, including:

  • The classification of the fire as electrical or according to what it consumed – grease, paper, trash, gasoline, metal, etc.
  • The temperature of the fire
  • The amount of time that has passed between when the fire was put out and when cleanup begins
  • The extent of fire damage in the home as well as the amount of damage caused by chemicals and/or water
  • The amount of smoke penetration and damage caused
  • The condition of the contents in the home, and if they can be cleaned and restored or if they must be disposed of

The professionals at American Fire & Water Restoration adhere to the standards of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification and are all IICRC trained and certified. We remain current on the latest cleaning and restoration industry updates and advances in technology.

Steps in Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

 Once we have developed an appropriate fire remediation plan based on your circumstances, we develop a fair estimate for our services using the software insurance companies everywhere prefer – Xactimate® — so you can be assured of getting the best benefit for the damage incurred. Our process includes the following steps:

  • Removal and proper disposal of debris and items that cannot be repaired
  • Taking inventory of salvageable items and removing them, if necessary, off-site for cleaning
  • Extraction of all standing water
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of every area and surface affected by the fire, followed by thorough drying and dehumidification to ensure an infestation from mold does not appear
  • General contracting services to perform the renovations needed to restore your home or business to its pre-fire-damage condition

Why Use American Fire & Water Restoration?

Customers who choose American Fire & Water Restoration to clean the fire and smoke damage in their home can rest assured knowing we provide the following benefits:

  • IICRC-trained and certified technicians
  • Cleaning and restoration products and procedures that are approved, safe, and environmentally friendly
  • Support through the entire insurance claims process, including direct billing to the insurance company – making it seamless for you
  • Professional-grade, state-of-the art equipment
  • Property restoration guarantee – Because we want you to be completely satisfied with the job we do, we work hard to always restore your property to the same or better condition than it was before the fire and smoke damage occurred
  • 12-month warranty on services – We know that repairs and renovations sometimes require follow up, so we offer a one-year warranty on fire damage restoration services provided
  • We are licensed, bonded, and insured
  • Availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – and a response time of 90 minutes or less

If the unthinkable happens and you experience a fire at your home, contact American Fire & Water Restoration immediately. Regardless of the type or extent of fire or smoke damage your home sustained, we are available to provide the full range of fire restoration and cleanup services you need.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when fire occurs and destroys your home and personal possessions. Most people don’t know where or how to begin the difficult task of cleaning up the mess. At American Fire & Water, we are experts at handling these types of disaster, and we keep your needs at the forefront at all times as we work to help you get your life back to normal.

American Fire & Water Restoration, a full-service fire and water damage restoration company, provides expert fire damage restoration services and serves the areas of Lake, McHenry, and north Cook Counties in Illinois, and southern Kenosha County in Wisconsin. We understand the full impact fire damage can have on you and your home, and have the expertise to handle any fire damage problem. With more than 25 years of experience behind us, our work processes are top quality and customer service top notch. We take your emergency call 24/7, and arrive on site promptly to start the process of cleaning and restoring your home from the fire, smoke, and water damage it sustained.

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