Choose Cousins Restoration For Top-Tier Fire Damage Restoration & Repair

The havoc a fire can wreak on your home can be catastrophic. Not only does the fire itself cause major damage, but the acidic soot and smoke damage can deteriorate the structure of your house and damage vital assets. That doesn’t even include the water damage done during the firefighting process. 

At Cousins Restoration, we take fire damage restoration seriously. When you work with our team, we’ll be on the scene right away to help you mitigate damage and get on the road to recovery. If fire damage has taken its toll on your home, don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and estimate.

When Should You Call For Fire Restoration Services?

The simple answer is immediately. Prolonged exposure to the acidic soot caused by putting out fires take its toll quickly. In fact, the first 24 to 48 hours after fire damage are the so-called “golden hours” of recovery. After 72 hours, a chemical reaction occurs, and the damage from the smoke and fire remains permanent. Significant delays in clean up and restoration can dramatically increase the cost of restoration.

On top of calling a fire damage restoration business, it’s also vital to reach out to your insurance company so you can file a claim. Discuss your coverage with your agent, and be sure to provide as much detail as you can, so you can receive the maximum amount of settlement from your policy. Remember, at this point the insurance company will try to give you the least amount to return you to a pre-loss condition. So it’s okay to try and push back to get more.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

When it comes to fire damage restoration, we understand there’s a tight timeline, so you can trust our team to work quickly and efficiently to give you the best possible results. Here is a basic breakdown of what the process typically looks like:

Fire Damage Inspection & Estimate

At Cousins Restoration, we always start our services with a no-obligation estimate. We’ll come to your home and inspect the property, letting you know where your damages are and exactly what needs to be done to fix it. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for problem areas like rust and corrosion, mold, and soot staining.

If there is damage to your siding or roofing, we’re also able to perform an inspection of these components at the same time and let you know what the repair or replacement costs might be.

Removal of Soot & Debris

As we talked about earlier, soot buildup can cause permanent damage in as little as 72 hours. Our fire damage restoration team will ensure that soot is removed from all surfaces and damage is mitigated as much as possible.

We’ll also remove unsalvageable debris to smooth out the fire damage clean up process.

Restoring Indoor Air Quality

One of the major concerns for those who have suffered fire damage is the indoor air quality of their home. Our professional restoration team uses an air scrubber and air mover to clean the air and take the smoke out.

Tarp & Board Up

Depending upon the extent of the fire damage to your home, it may be necessary to cover up entrances, windows, or damaged areas to prevent further damage to the home.

Our team will help you board up windows and doors for safety and security. We’ll also stretch out tarps to keep out rain and other elements to prevent further damage to the interior of your home.

Removing and Drying Water

While water is a critical part of putting out fires, the amount of damage water caused from the aftermath of a fire only increases if not taken care of quickly. 

To remove excess water, we use industrial-strength pumps and vacuums. From there, we use a dehumidifier to dry areas out and prevent mold/mildew formation. This critical process may take several days, depending upon the extent of the water damage, and our crew will keep track of the progress to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Cousins Restoration Has You Covered

If you’re in need of a fire damage restoration company in Schenectady or the surrounding areas, Cousins Restoration is here to help. Our expert fire damage repair team is not only skilled at what they do, but they also offer a caring a personal touch during your time of loss. After all, Schenectady is our home, and we treat all our customers like friends and neighbors.

If you’ve suffered fire damage, please don’t delay. Reach out to us right away, and we’ll get a member of our team to you as soon as possible. We consider it our privilege to serve you at this time.