Fire Damage Restoration Services
The fire restoration process is a cumbersome one if you are a business owner or property manager. Let us handle it for you.
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Large or small fire damage restoration projects, Hallmark Mitigation & Construction can handle it all. We are a general contractor and can help you during a fire to your business throughout the entire restoration process. Working with a fire damage company is very beneficial compared to hiring a general contractor, builder, or handyman. Hallmark Mitigation has the experience and knowledge on how to repair your property quickly and safely.
We also work with the same pricing program that insurance companies require, giving us the advantage to work alongside the insurance adjuster with the same pricing. Other contractors and builders won’t be able to provide an adequate detailed estimate that insurance can approve. The best way to secure your business after a fire and properly restore it is to hire a professional fire damage restoration company.
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How to Respond After A Fire
Secure the property and exposed area due to the fire damage; roof, windows, etc. Hallmark Mitigation & Construction can help you with this 24/7 at 832-777-1525.
Contact the Red Cross if you need emergency housing, food, clothing, or other essential items.
Contact your insurance agent.
If weather permits, open windows for ventilation.
If the electricity is off, empty your refrigerators and freezers.
Winterize the property if it’s the winter time.
Keep all receipts for anything you spend money on during your commercial fire restoration process. Receipts will be needed to reimburse you from the insurance company.
Do not enter the structure without proper Personal Protective Equipment.
Do not enter the structure until you receive official clearance from the fire marshal.
Do not attempt to wipe or clean fire residues from walls, ceilings, contents, or other absorbent surfaces without professional assistance. You can smear the residue and cause additional damage.
Do not use carpeting or upholstered furniture damaged by heavy smoke residue or debris.
Do not use food items or canned goods exposed to heat.
Do not turn on computers, televisions, stereos or electrical appliances until they have been cleaned and checked.
Do not touch anything. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork causing additional damage.
Do not use any electric fixtures, switches, or outlets.
Fire Damage Repairs
When it comes to fire damage repairs, having prior experience restoring businesses after a fire is a priority. There are a lot of intricate processes that have to take place when the fire damages property and materials. First off you have to start by salvaging the property from all the water damage it received from the fire departments. After you have stabilized the structure with dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and more, you can begin taking inventory of damaged items. Here is where a professional fire restoration expert is going to have a lot more experience versus your local contractor. Every room affected by the fire has to be inventoried entirely, top to bottom, every glass, toothbrush, and battery.
After Inventory, removal of all damaged items and building materials can begin. Proper removal to not harm the workers and property is a priority. At this point, your business should be pretty bare bones and is when we need to begin the deodorization process. There are several different deodorization techniques that can be used by restoration professionals, depending on the type of building and severity, Hallmark Mitigation has experience with all of them. Once the deodorization is complete, fire damage repairs can begin. Because Hallmark Mitigation has experience working with insurance companies, we provide a thoroughly detailed estimate approved by insurance.
Smoke Damage Cleaning & Smoke Odor Removal
After a fire, you not only have to contend with water damage from the extinguishing efforts, but also charred structures and extensive smoke damage. DIY smoke removal only makes matters worse, which is why hiring a professional smoke damage company is highly recommended. Hallmark Mitigation & Construction is skilled in effective smoke damage cleaning, smoke soot cleanup, smoke odor removal, and smoke deodorization services.
When you work with us, you can have confidence that we will evaluate the type of smoke damage affecting your property and tailor our services to match this. This ensures we use the proper techniques and tools to get the job done correctly the first time. By the time we hand the keys back over, your property will be spotless and the air quality much improved.
Fire Damage F.A.Q.
Business owners don’t deal with fire damage losses every day, so it can be difficult to know not only what to do, but the right questions to ask. We want to make the process as easy as possible for fire damage Humble, fire damage Houston, and surrounding area property owners. Here are some of our most common frequently asked questions.
Should I call my insurance first?
No, not necessarily. You want to get a professional restoration contractor on site as fast as possible to assist in securing the scene and boarding up any exposed openings in your business after the fire. Such as roof and windows. The board up will protect your structure against vandals and weather elements. Your insurance company wants you to be proactive when it comes to dealing with damage, not waiting and causing more damage. The insurance representative/adjuster won’t be on site for at least 24 hours at minimum, call a restoration professional first.
Is there a difference between a fire restoration professional or general contractor?
One of the most overlooked questions from business owners is if they should hire a general contractor over a fire restoration professional. General contractors don’t have experience working with insurance – the insurance billing, invoicing, programs, etc. General contractors also don’t have the experience of cleaning contents and removing smoke odor from the structure. In the end, you should only be looking to hire a professional restoration company with expertise in fires for your fire project.
How long is the fire restoration process?
The timeline on a fire damaged property is a lot more difficult to predict because there are so many more factors to include. Such as severity of the fire, how many rooms affected, is a complete teardown and rebuild? Were there contents involved and much more. Big fire restoration projects can easily last more than 12 months, making your decision on a fire restoration professional that much more critical.
Can Hallmark manage my fire project from beginning to end?
Yes. We can manage your water damage, fire damage, mold damage and any restoration project you might have in your business from beginning to end.
Will you work with my insurance company on price to repair?
Yes, absolutely. Hallmark Mitigation & Construction is approved to work with all insurance companies. This also means we use the same billing programs as the insurance company. We will work for you to make sure you get all the repairs needed in your business and we will work with your adjuster to come to an agreed scope of work and price.
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