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Fire Damage Restoration


Fire Damage Restoration

If you’ve just experienced a fire or smoke damage at your home or business, then you need professional help. That’s why we’re here at all hours, every day of the year to help you recover – 24/7, 365 days a year.

For emergency service, call (888) 992-4174 right now.

As certified fire remediation experts, we use the most advanced processes and equipment in the industry and apply systematic best practices honed over the 30-plus years we’ve been in the business. We put the highest value on open communication and customer service and document the entire fire damage restoration process.

We get homes back to the condition they were in before the fire, with minimal loss of property. And we get businesses repaired, up to code and back in operation in as little time as possible. “Happily. Even after.”


I just want to thank Mr. Al Watson, General Manager and his crew for all there hard work they are doing at this present time to get my parents house back in good condition after our house fire we had. I met Mr. Watson and he was very professional and made me feel that we were in good hands with his company.
- Kevin J.

Just Had a Fire? Here’s What to Do Now.

If you’ve just experienced a fire, you might be wondering what to do next:

  • Follow all safety instructions provided by your local fire department personnel.
  • Move pets and kids to a smoke-free environment. Smoke contains carcinogenic gases that can affect their health. Start with a neighbor you trust for immediate aid then move them to a temporary home with friends or family until the fire restoration is complete. Learn more about the impact of smoke damage.
  • Open all the windows. This will get air moving to push the smoke out of the rooms.
  • Make that call – you will need professional help, so before you get too busy, hire a fire remediation specialist who can start work on getting your home or business back the way it was. Insurance policies require that you take reasonable steps to “mitigate damages,” from tarping a damaged roof to boarding windows and making sure smoldering is stopped. Rainbow International provides free estimates, has 30 years of experience and is available when you need us most. Call (888) 992-4174 right now.
  • Call your insurance company. All policies require that homeowners and businesses report their loss “as soon as reasonably possible.”
  • Empty your refrigerator and freezer if there is no power. Once empty, prop the door open to prevent odors from building up inside.
  • Inventory the contents of your home. Make a list of all items that need replacing. Take pictures of the damage, too. You will need copies for the insurance company, for your own personal records and possibly for the fire investigation authorities. Make up to five copies to have on hand just in case.
  • You know it’s time to recover, but where to start? Download our "After The Fire: Cleaning Up" whitepaper to learn more about recovering from a fire – both the structural damage and emotional damage.

There are also tasks you do not want to attempt on your own due to the toxic gases or risk of smoldering ash.

  • Don’t use electrical devices like appliances, stereos or TVs until the fire restoration service deems them safe.
  • Don’t wipe down the walls, wood trim and furniture or any other absorbent surface.
  • Don’t sit on or move upholstered furniture.
  • Don’t consume any food product, including canned items that were exposed to the extreme heat of the fire.
  • Don’t turn on home systems like the furnace or air conditioner.
  • Don’t water your indoor plants until you wipe down the leaves to remove soot.

Fire restoration services have the proper safety equipment to get the work done without the risks.

Related Fire Remediation Services

Why Rainbow International?

We are one of the top fire damage restoration service providers in the U.S. and Canada. How do we do this? By providing fast, quality, start-to-finish restoration services with the help of respectful, trustworthy and trained service professionals. We follow our 17-Steps quality assurance system to deliver the highest possible customer experience, including providing real-time status updates to you and your insurance company.

Common Fire Scenarios

At Rainbow we’ve seen it all, and fixed every kind of fire and smoke damage imaginable. Here are the most common causes of fires and smoke damage at homes and businesses:

  • Lint buildup in dryers
  • Electrical fires (faulty/aged wiring, overloaded electrical outlets)
  • Kitchen grease fires (and stove burners accidentally left “on”)
  • Accidental igniting of flammables, such as gasoline, propane, lighter fluid and solvents

There’s a Rainbow on the Other Side

Having a fire or a smoke damage incident in your home or place of business is certainly upsetting, and you might be feeling a sense of shock. The good news is that our customers learn that there is a rainbow at the end of this. You will, too. Call today and know that you are on the way back to “normal.”

 

Call our 24/7 emergency service line at (888) 992-4174. We’re ready to help.


"Happily. Even after."