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Fire Restoration Services

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Restoration Services

SERVPRO® of Guelph understands Fire Damage. Smoke, soot, debris, water damage and odours that result can be very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home. Our fire damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

The resulting damage from a fire loss is a challenging time for any home or business owner. The priority for most people delaing with a fire loss is saving possessions that have been collected over a lifetime. SERVPRO® of Guelph understands the trauma that follows a fire life. When fire damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

SERVPRO® of Guelph provides quality restoration services to the contents within your home or business, mitigate, clean and restore your structure. If required we will pack and move all your contents to be cleaned and processed at our climate controlled, secure facility in Guelph. Restoring your furniture, clothing, artwork, electronics, and all other contents within the home or business. SERVPRO® of Guelph will store your contents in our secured lockers built on site inside of processing area.

Our experts will restore your home and business to preloss condition. Whether it be cleaning, painting, flooring, trim, cabinets, flooring, windows, doors, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and roofs SERVPRO® of Guelph will work hard to ensure the fire damages are completely dealt with and your space has been returned to what is once was.

No disaster is small when it is yours!

Our Experienced Fire Damage Experts are available 24/7/365 by calling SERVPRO® of Guelph at (519) 837-8787

When Fire Damage Happens

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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When Fire Damage Happens.

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. In many instances, your property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO® of Guelph specialize in both fire and water damage restoration; it’s the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO® of Guelph has specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications that allow us to restore your home to pre-fire condition and make it "Like it never even happened."

We understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. Our main goal is to help your family, property, and/or business as fast and efficiently as possible.

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

There is no substitute for training and experience. As fire and water damage specialists, our business is built upon fire and water restoration expertise. We have the knowledge and the specialized equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at the SERVPRO® Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

SERVPRO® of Guelph is dedicated to responding immediately to your Guelph, Wellington County or Water County area fire damage emergency. A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and reduce the restoration cost. In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed, SERVPRO® is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO® of Guelph arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure.

Need Emergency Services for Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO® of Guelph 24/7 – (519) 837 8787

How Our Experts Handle Fire Damage In Your Home

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green vans on street in front of apartment building. SERVPRO of Guelph working to make it "Like it never even happened."

The flames from a fire of any size can create dangerous conditions in your house quickly by damaging furniture, cabinets, countertops, tiles, and appliances in minutes. After extinguishing a fire successfully, the amount of destruction left to handle can be overwhelming. Therefore, it is vital to use fire restoration services to return your property to its pre-fire damage condition.

After a fire damages your property, soot and smoke can travel and penetrate other rooms, ruining carpeting, paint, upholstery, clothing, draperies, and other belongings. Ventilating your house is a vital first step to cleaning up after a fire. You can start the remediation process by taking the following steps:

• Wear gloves like household dishwashing gloves, pants, and long-sleeved shirts before cleaning up the surfaces with soot and smoke residues to avoid skin contact.
• Wear personal protective gear like a dust mask to avoid breathing in airborne particles such as ash.
• Ventilate your property by opening the windows and doors to eliminate odor and smoke.
• Dispose of burned debris to eliminate scents.
• Use cooking oil to wipe metallic finishes preventing staining and rusting.

You should also not hesitate to seek help from SERVPRO of Guelph professionals. Our restoration team has expansive training in dealing with fire damage. We understand that the destruction may be more severe than it appears and we know where to check to prevent the need for future restoration services.

Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can arrive at your house within an hour of receiving your call and assess the damage. This allows us to determine the fire restoration services required and then work diligently to restore your property. We have the tools and equipment needed to remove soot and smoke from your property. Smoke and soot can cause stains and discoloration on walls and ceilings. The acidic residues in soot can ruin the interior of your property and countless belongings if you do not eliminate them it rapidly.

Our technicians can loosen smoke residues from different surfaces using mild, moderate, or heavy agitation. For mild agitation, we can use brushes, vacuums, feather dusters, or compressed air. For moderate agitation, we can use dusting cloths, dry cleaning sponges, or cleaning towels. If your house has a significant amount of smoke residues, our crew can remove them using tools that produce heavy amounts of agitation like Roto pads and brushes, sandpapers and steel wool, and blasting equipment that blasts some type of media against the soiled surfaces.

Your property could also have water damage because of burst pipes or the water that firefighters used to stifle the flames. Our SERVPRO technicians can extract the water using shop vacs and dry the affected areas using air moving and dehumidification equipment.

When a fire happens in your home, call the team of highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Guelph for fire restoration services. You can reach us at (519) 837-8787. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Call SERVPRO for Fire Restoration and Repair

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage repair may not be something you think you will ever need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some businesses will experience a fire damaging event. Fires can be caused by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. Especially common are cooking accidents in restaurants. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters, you may begin to worry what steps are required to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.

The Damage Caused by a Fire 
When you experience commercial fire damage to your business, you may reflect on the mess left behind in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go far beyond the ashes. To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water may have to be extracted after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause more of a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most or all of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odors. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."

A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, costs you customer goodwill and loss of profitability when business cannot be conducted. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.) This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. We suggest what is salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.

When to Make the Call 
After you have dealt with fire damage, you may ask yourself when do you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of Guelph as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business! Rely on us, 24/7 for an immediate response, by calling