Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
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Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services
House or building fires, no matter the size, leave behind damage and smoky residue. Burn damage can crawl up walls and scorch flooring, and smoke can leave upholstery, carpet, and other surfaces gray and dull.
It can be challenging to deal with fire damage on your own, but you don’t have to. At Absolute DKI, we provide superior restoration services to erase fire damage altogether, leaving your home or business clean and appealing.
- Full-Service Property Restoration After a Fire
- Smoke and Soot Odor Removal
- Fast Response, Compassionate Care
- SE Wisconsin's Premier Fire Damage Response Team
- Fire Damage Insurance Claims Assistance
Take Advantage of Our Expertise
We have the equipment and skills to effectively clean and restore any fire-damaged areas, and our team provides thorough, careful service for optimum results. Depending on the extent of the damage, we can completely restore your belongings and furniture, clean up your walls and flooring, or rebuild damaged portions of your home or business.
For every building, we strive to preserve as much of the original structure as possible and to perform only minimal demolition. Using modern techniques and precise processes, we’ll only remove what is necessary and make lasting repairs for a like-new appearance.
We understand how trying it can be to go without your home or business for long periods of time. We work quickly to get the job done without sacrificing quality. For our customers’ convenience, we currently serve areas in both Wisconsin and Illinois, including Pleasant Prairie, WI, and Naperville, IL. Feel free to take a look at our service area page to see everywhere we cover.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does fire damage restoration take?
It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begin as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.
Is fire damage covered by insurance?
Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but in general, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and, since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.
How soon can I move back home after a fire?
Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property right away, and that won’t be restored until a building inspector says that it’s safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home’s occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner, because they’ll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.
How do I clean up soot?
DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.
I aired out my house after a small fire, but it still smells like smoke. What can I do?Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.
Experience Exceptional Service
The team at Absolute DKI cares about every one of our customers. We promise you personable, friendly service, and we’ll always make sure to answer your questions and address your concerns.
After a fire, let us take care of the damage. Call our helpful staff at 866-328-8383, and we’ll take a look at the damage and get right to work.