Flooding From Firefighting Effort
Commercial & Residential

Flooding From Firefighting Effort

Fires can be devastating for a home. The property suffers because of the obvious fire and smoke damage. At the same time, there is water damage because firefighters worked hard to put out the fire. Unfortunately, after a fire, the homeowners’ stress continues as they need to deal with water and fire damage restoration. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with water damage restoration after firefighting efforts alone. If you live in Connecticut or Westchester County, NY Green Restoration can quickly help you get your home back to its pre-fire condition.

Fire Damage Assessment and Inspection

Our water damage restoration professionals carefully inspect the property to see the extent of fire and water damage. Swab samples are carefully collected to determine fire, soot, and smoke damage extent thoroughly. This is necessary to understand what has to be done for a completely safe restoration. 

One of the first things we do is start the water removal process. This is very important because we have to remove the water, especially from standing areas to prevent further damage like wood rotting, mold and mildew.
When the water damage is excessive, we also dry out everything that was affected. Then, we set up very powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to salvage all possible materials.

Sanitizing and Cleaning

The Green Restoration technicians understand that fixing water damage is never complete without cleaning and sanitizing. All restorable structures and items are cleaned with various techniques and you can rest assured that we only use industrial-grade, eco-friendly, and completely safe cleaning solutions.

When there are persistent odors, we opt for air scrubbers with advanced cleaning technology. We also work hard to get your home as close as possible to the pre-fire condition. We perform minor repairs like installing new carpet, painting, and replacing drywall. If the home needs major repairs, we work with the homeowner to decide the best course of action.

Contamination Risks

One of the main reasons why you always need to contact water damage restoration specialists after firefighting-related flooding is that fire can expose dangerous materials used during construction. 

Whenever hazardous materials are identified, we need to arrange containment. This is particularly important when runoff water is contaminated.

Contact Green Restoration to Solve Flooding from Firefighting Efforts

Firefighters help homeowners extinguish fires and drastically reduce fire damage. Unfortunately, following such an unwanted event like a fire, the repairs you initially consider are not the only ones needed. All the water and/or foam used by firefighting efforts cause additional short-term and potentially long-term damage.

Green Restoration technicians come to your home and quickly analyze damage extent. We always work with homeowners and we are entirely transparent. We will show you all product choices available and provide you with the best solutions for your home.

Our emergency water cleaning and damage restoration services are offered 24/7, in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY, all products used are EPA registered and during the cleaning and sanitizing phase, we only use hospital-grade disinfectants.

Our green solutions are ideal for water damage restoration projects and, whether we use heating, cooling, or electricity, we always count on renewable energy while we work for you.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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