Safely Recover with Fire Damage Restoration
Although we can enjoy a fire and its glow in a safe and protected environment, accidents do happen. Depending on the scenario, a fire can become out of hand or appear out of nowhere. Whether a small kitchen fire or your home becomes engulfed in flames, fire is dangerous, and the damage can be disastrous. Thus, it can be difficult for some to fully recover after experiencing such a devastating event and losing so much. However, with the help of Greater Good Restoration and our fire damage restoration, we can help bring your life back into a semblance of order.
At Greater Good Restoration, we place the wellbeing of our clients above all else. After 40 years in the restoration industry, we understand what it takes to completely and effectively restore your home after an accident. Fire damage can be especially detrimental to your home or business, so we take the appropriate steps to assessing your entire property. From the time you submit your damage claims to the point of reconstruction, we can offer you the guidance you need.
What Might Cause Fire Damage?
Knowing the sources of fire damage can help you prevent fires ahead of time. Or, in the case of an accident’s aftermath, knowing the cause can help restoration experts make the appropriate fixes and ensure you’re better prepared for the future.
- Faulty Wiring – The wiring of your home can sometimes be the culprit of an electrical fire. Such an accident is due in part to either wiring being done incorrectly or a home with old electrical connections. Either way, a short or a power surge has the potential to spark a fire.
- Kitchens – A vast majority of fires that happen in the home occur in the kitchen. Thus, most kitchen fires are the result of one’s cooking. It’s of the utmost importance to tend to your food while cooking, keep any flammable objects out of reach of your oven and be careful with various cooking oils.
- Electronics/Appliances – Household goods don’t always work as they should. Electronics and appliances can break down, rendering them useless. However, in some more severe scenarios, household equipment can short-circuit or spark, causing flames to emerge.
- Fireplaces – If you have a traditional or gas fireplace in your house, you must take all necessary safety precautions. A fire that is not covered or that gets out of hand can send stray sparks and embers flying throughout your room. Such debris can easily catch fire to your belongings.
- Storms – Although not as common, a storm can be the source of fire for your home. An unfortunate bolt of lightning can strike exterior parts of your house or an adjacent tree or powerline, causing a flame to ignite. If your home is too close to these flames, the results can be detrimental.
The Fallout of a Fire
While the immediate damage a fire cause is apparent, a fire can sometimes exasperate underlying issues in your home or business that should be addressed immediately. As restoration experts, here are some of the things we look for when restoring your home after fire damage:
- Smoke Damage – Even if a fire only burns a small portion of your house or facility, smoke and soot damage could spread further throughout. Such damage can cause dark staining, leave behind toxic residue and be the source of foul odors.
- Utility Damage – If a fire is thorough enough, it can burn through piping, electrical wiring and more. Thus, your property’s utilities may be rendered useless for a time. Restoration contractors can make short work of this inconvenience, getting you in working order in no time.
- Water Damage – You might not consider water damage as the result of a fire, but it can occur. In the event of a sprinkler system flooding your facility or excess water from firefighters putting out flames, you might be dealing with much more than fire damage.
- Other Hazards – If in an older home or facility, there’s a chance a fire can bring other issues to light. For example, if your property used asbestos as one of its original building materials, a fire could cause harmful toxins from the asbestos to be released in the air. Additionally, the use of cloth wiring and other extremely flammable building materials can be made known to you.
Fair Assessments and Restorations
While we want to rely on our insurance companies, they are trying to turn a profit like any other business. Thus, damage claims can sometimes be vastly underestimated. However, Greater Good Restoration is the solution. Through our sister company, Frontline Adjusters, we work with your insurance adjusters to negotiate an accurate assessment of the damage done to your home. Afterward, we help you utilize your damage claim to restore your home to a new-like state.
Fire damage restoration is only one part of the work we do at Greater Good Restoration. As exterior contractors, we aim to repair and replace your siding and roofing. Also, families and businesses alike rely on our service throughout DuPage County when looking to handle issues like:
Restoration You Can Count On
After a severe fire occurs, you need all the help you can get to get your life back on track. Give Greater Good Restoration a call for fire damage restoration you can count on. Contact us today at 630-394-6132 for a free claim assessment, serving Naperville, Oak Brook, Downers Grove and the surrounding areas. Also, we are located at 799 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.