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Fire Damage Restoration in Spokane & Coeur d'Alene

Fires can cause serious damage to residential and commercial properties. In a very short period of time, you can experience widespread destruction of your property and the items inside. Even in situations where a fire has been contained and only impacted a small area of the property, you most likely will have smoke and soot that travels to other areas, leaving unpleasant odors and residue throughout the building. If you had a large fire that triggered a response from your fire suppression system or your local fire department, you will have experienced water damage as well.

Burke’s Fire and Water Restoration provides comprehensive fire damage restoration services for homes and businesses in the Spokane, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene areas. We understand that suffering fire damage can be a stressful and emotional experience. Our team of certified technicians will work quickly and efficiently to help return your property to its pre-damaged condition.

We offer emergency 24/7 fire damage services and can be at your home or business. When our technicians arrive at the scene, they’ll assess the damage to understand the extent to which fire, smoke, and moisture have impacted your property and its contents. Our team consists of licensed general contractors who can quickly restore your home or business from the ground up if necessary. No matter the size of the property or the scope of the damage, Burke’s Restoration has the experience necessary to handle the job.

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Fire Damage Restoration Services We Provide

Burke’s Restoration provides comprehensive fire damage services to help return your property to its original condition. Our team can handle every aspect of the process, providing the convenience that comes with a seamless, coordinated operation.

Our fire damage restoration services include:

We understand the ways in which the devastation caused by fires can create significant hardships for your family or business. Our team will always respond with urgency and sensitivity to minimize the disruption the fire damage causes to your life.

Common Causes of Fire Damage

There are many potential causes of fire damage. Some of the most common include:

Cooking fires
  • Cooking fires –This is the most common cause of fire damage in homes. Most large cooking fires that damage your home come from grease. When cooking oil exceeds 375°F, it will start to smoke and eventually burst into flames. If the proper steps aren’t taken to put out the fire, it can become a serious issue quickly. It’s important to remember never to pour water on a grease fire or to transfer the burning pot to a different region of your kitchen. Instead, use a Class B dry chemical fire extinguisher or pour baking soda on the fire and cover the pot with a metal lid.
  • Portable heaters –When portable heaters are placed too close to walls, furniture, or other objects, it results in a gradual build-up of heat that can eventually cause the nearby object to ignite.
  • Electrical fires –Electrical fires are a common cause of fire damage in both residential and commercial properties. Faulty wiring and overloaded or malfunctioning electrical outlets are the primary cause of electrical fires. Make sure you schedule periodic inspections of your property to ensure your lighting fixtures and electrical system are safe and up to code.
  • Candles –Candles are a great way to enhance the ambiance in your home, but it’s important to remember that they are an open flame that can lead to a serious fire if they aren’t monitored. Never leave candles unattended, and always extinguish them before leaving the room, leaving your home, or going to bed.

What to Do After Fire Damage

Your priority after a fire is to make sure everyone is safe. If anyone suffered injuries in the fire, you should seek emergency medical assistance, including calling 911 if necessary. Once you know everyone is safe, take the following steps:

  • Don’t re-enter the property – Never re-enter the property before the fire department informs you it’s safe to do so. There are many potential hazards you may encounter in a fire damaged property, including harmful fumes and particles from soot and smoke, structural issues to the property, water damage, and electrical hazards. Re-entering the property before these hazards have been addressed can create a serious safety risk.
  • Contact your insurance company –In most instances, fire damage will be covered by insurance. Contact your insurance agent at once to get the claims process started. Costs for hotels or short-term rentals will typically be covered under your insurance policy, as will the cost of fire damage restoration services.
  • Contact a professional fire damage restoration company –Once you’ve contacted your insurance, your next call should be to a fire damage restoration company such as Burke’s Restoration. Our team offers emergency 24/7 fire damage response services and can be at your property quickly to begin assessing the damage and creating a plan to restore your home or business to its pre-loss condition.
  • Recover your possessions –Our team will take inventory of all damaged property and create a detailed list of what was lost to provide to your insurance company as part of your claim. During this process, you should look for all essential personal documents such as passports, social security cards, and birth certificates. Make a list of all important documents that will need to be replaced.
Smoke Damage

Addressing Smoke and Soot Damage

The damage to your property doesn’t stop once the fire is put out. Airborne smoke and soot residues will continue to travel throughout the property and settle on just about every surface. This smoke and soot can get trapped in ductwork and absorbed into furniture, clothing, bedding, and carpeting, leaving behind oily or sticky residues and odors which can be extremely difficult to remove.

Because smoke and soot damage can impact every area of the property, attempting to clean it yourself will often prove ineffective. This important task is best left to professionals. At Burke’s Restoration, we have the specialized tools and equipment to treat and remove soot residues and smoke odors properly.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

At Burke’s Restoration, we’re committed to working quickly and efficiently to restore your home or business to its pre-damaged condition. To accomplish this goal, we’ve established a meticulous fire damage restoration process that adheres to all industry standards, ensuring all protocols are performed properly every time.

Our process involves the following steps:

  • Fire damage inspection –When our team arrives at your property, we’ll evaluate the severity and extent of the fire damage in order to create a plan and provide you with an accurate estimate and timeline for the completion of all necessary restoration services.
  • Emergency fire board-up –Our team will board up damaged doors and windows to secure the property. We’ll also tarp any holes to prevent leaking, or which are large enough to allow animals to access the property. These steps are important, as they protect your property from harsh weather elements, vandalism, and unwanted animals.
  • Water extraction and removal –In most instances, large quantities of water will be used to extinguish the fire. This can result in water damage in addition to the fire damage your property has experienced. Our team will use specialized equipment to extract all water and perform any necessary water damage restoration services.
  • Fire damage cleanup –All fire damaged items and building materials will be removed so that our team can address the smoke and soot damage to your property.
  • Smoke deodorization –Smoke damage can leave behind lingering, unpleasant odors. Our team will use specialized equipment and advanced smoke deodorization techniques to eliminate these odors and any associated safety hazards.

Fire Damage Reconstruction

Once all the steps listed above have been completed, our team will begin the reconstruction phase of the process. Fires can result in extensive damage to building materials and jeopardize the structural integrity of your property. In many instances, only a portion of your property will need to be repaired or rebuilt. However, cases of severe fire damage which caused the entire structure to be compromised may require the entire property to be rebuilt from the ground up.

At Burke’s Restoration, we have a team of licensed, insured, and registered specialists who can handle all necessary repairs and reconstruction after fire damage. Our comprehensive structural repairs include:

  • Framing
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Drywall
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Painting and Wallpaper

Fire Damage Restoration FAQs

In most instances, fire damage can be repaired. Our team of specialists will conduct a thorough assessment of the property to determine the extent of the damage before developing a plan to repair all damaged structures and items. In situations where the entire building has been compromised, our team can perform all necessary reconstruction services to rebuild your property.

On average, fire damage restoration can take several weeks to several months to complete. The exact length of time it takes to restore your property will depend on the extent of damage sustained. Minor damage can often be restored within a few days or weeks, while extensive damage can take months. If you need to reconstruct the entire property, the timeline can be even longer.

Fire damage restoration of commercial properties typically takes longer to complete than with residential homes. This is primarily due to the difference in the size of commercial and residential buildings.

With the help of our expert fire damage restoration team, you should be able to salvage many of the items in your home or business, as long as they didn’t come into contact with flames. The following items are typically safe to savage:
  • Clothing, bedding, towels, and furniture that hasn’t been burned
  • Glass, metal, ceramic, and other items that haven’t melted, warped, or cracked due to the heat of the fire
  • Hardwood floors are often salvageable if they haven’t sustained any charring

Electronics can often be more difficult to salvage. Soot can be highly corrosive and may potentially cause devices to short-circuit. Even if your electronics work properly, the fire damage may potentially shorten the lifespan of the device. Always have your electronic devices cleaned by a professional fire damage restoration company before attempting to use them.

While finding a temporary place to live can be a hassle, choosing to live in your fire damaged home while it’s being repaired can present significant safety hazards. This is especially true if the building’s structural integrity has been compromised, your floors have sustained significant damage, or your utilities have been temporarily cut off.

Even in situations where the damage was minor and contained to a small region of the home, the smoke and soot that travels throughout the house may make living in your home unpleasant while all fire damage restoration is completed.

Trust Burke’s for Fire Damage Restoration in Spokane & Coeur D’Alene

At Burke's Restoration, our company has the expertise, equipment, and experience needed to restore your property to its pre-loss condition following fire damage. To learn more about our services in SpokaneCoeur d'AlenePost FallsRockfordWorley, and other cities that we serve, call us at 208-858-5191 or click here to schedule a reservation for one of these services ASAP:

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Burke’s Restoration offers top-notch fire and water damage restoration in Coeur d’Alene, providing swift and efficient services for residential and commercial properties.

Burke’s Restoration offers expert fire and water damage restoration in Spokane, providing quick and efficient services for residential and commercial properties.

Contact Burke's Restoration for the best available fire and smoke damage restoration services for your property in Spokane & Coeur D'Alene.

What Customers Say About Burke's Restoration

“Bret was very professional, he explained everything he was going to do before he did it. He was on time everyday, and answered all my questions. He made sure the all any moisture was had dried and got the room ready for new flooring. Thank you Bret for all your hard work!!”

“Cyndy Miller is the most amazing lady. After we lost our house through a fire, Cyndy was there like an angel. Cyndy was so passionate and caring; personable, yet professional. Although we can't wait to move back into our home, it will be bitter-sweet realizing that she won't be around. My wife and I will certainly miss her.”

“Burke’s DKI came to the rescue when my kitchen suffered water damage. They were efficient, knowledgeable, professional and had the proper tools to do the best job. I would definitely recommend Burke’s DKI to anyone faced with damage cleanup. Thanks to Derek, Josh and Cobe!”

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