Fire Clean-Up is Specialized Work

Although you are in a hurry to clean your home after a fire, contacting a professional for advice will maximize your time and reduce further damage in your Riverside home. Call a full-service property restoration company immediately once the fire is out. Qualified restorers can provide hints to help determine which items can (or cannot) be refurbished, access professional grade tools and provide instant hands to help. PRC Inc can partner with you to recover quickly, work with your insurance carrier, and get you safely back into your home.

Soot covered kitchen appliances in a home gutted by fire

Preventing Further Deterioration

After the blaze, the water used to fight the fire (and the increased foot traffic in your home) can damage any valuables left! As soon as you get permission from the fire marshal to safely re-enter your home, the clean up team will assess your situation. Homeowners should only consider professionals who have been certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. Technicians with IICRC certification are aware of the most advanced techniques and technologies in the industry.  

The water and chemicals used to fight the fire can cause secondary damage. For example, in as soon as 48 hours, mold can begin to grow thanks to the water from the hoses. The team  will position industrial fans, air scrubbers and dehumidifiers to create the optimal airflow to quickly dry your home without spreading the soot and smoke.

Proper Machinery and Expertise

The fire may be gone, but the ash, soot and smoke odors that remain can continue to do harm. Professionals will use their knowledge of fire restoration and apply the proper repair techniques to bring your items back to pre-loss condition when possible.

The acidic ash residue left behind by the disaster will make a bad situation even worse if it is not removed within a few days, and the only way to do so is with a thorough cleaning. This isn’t an undertaking that home or business owners are equipped to handle on their own, and professionals have access to special equipment and cleaning  products to make the job much easier.

A Full-scale Cleanup

In the wake of a fire, you will need ‘all hands on deck’ to get your life back. A full service restoration team will have the manpower to dedicate to your home and immediately work to lessen future damage.

During cleanup, the technicians will treat walls, ceilings and anything else that has been affected by ash. Smoke odors, though, are extremely hard to remove and can’t be done with standard equipment. Fortunately, experienced firms keep thermal foggers and other sophisticated odor removal equipment on hand to counter noxious smoke odors. They can reach into all parts of the home, including inside floors and walls.

Fire and Smoke Damage in Riverside

PRC Restoration specializes in emergency property restoration, and is equipped to handle all aspects of fire damage cleanup and restoration including water damage and full reconstruction. Call as soon as possible after the fire department has extinguished the fire; the professionals at PRC Restoration are available 24/7 and have a one hour response time so we can begin restoring your home as soon as possible.

PRC Inc is a full-service licensed general contractor in the Ventura County area to provide emergency services, mitigation, structural repairs and construction services. Contact us for more information on our services.