At Cornerstone, we understand that fire damage in your home can be devastating, It can sometimes be the last thing you expect to happen and you feel helpless. If you are forced to move into temporary accommodation it can be a difficult time for you and your family. Our team are dedicated to cleaning your home and returning it to normal with minimal disruption. The level of cleaning we must undertake widely depends on the severity of the fire. Our services can range from minor soot and smoke damage clearing to a complete restoration of your property.
Our UK team carry out a comprehensive inspection to ensure we’re carrying out the correct procedures and create a plan of action. We always aim to carry out our work efficiently so you can resume normality as soon as possible. There can be immediate visual damage as well as soot odour and health problems. Our priority will be to assess your home in line with health & safety requirements and to make sure that the area is safe for you.
Our goal is to restore your property as quickly as possible to its pre-fire condition. For the duration of the whole process, we give our customers precise time schedules.
We will do all we can to limit the disruption and impact on the lives and routines of the occupants.
Our UK technicians will do their utmost to limit your home’s secondary damage. In the case of a fire and smoke damaged property, there is a chance that soot particles can affect your property and personal effects.
We take appropriate steps to take care of your items, we will store unaffected and specially cleaned items off-site until the structure is ready. We will do all we can to reduce the loss items like furnishings, artwork and records etc.
It is of utmost significance to us to ensure the safety of the inhabitants. We will evaluate your property’s condition and take appropriate action.
The key to our recovery process is to have an open line of communication. At every phase of the recovery process, we have dedicated claims managers who update our clients. You will always be up-to-date on what is occurring from the initial assessments to completion.
Safety is a priority
We will not enter the property without the consent and instructions that the property is safe from the local authorities. Structural damage can be caused by fires, and without a structural evaluation, you must not enter the estate. Please be conscious of your environment and wear protective clothing if you have permission to enter the estate.
A property damaged by fire is at high risk of having issues with the electrical system. We suggest that you have your electrics inspected by a skilled specialist at the first chance. Failure to evaluate the system and take any measures needed to make the system safe could lead to a secondary fire.
A lot of chemicals are released into the atmosphere when a fire happens. These chemicals are extremely hazardous and are going to be absorbed into your lungs. Fire damage needs early attention from the expert to minimize the harmful effect. The result of the fire and release of chemicals in the soot (where particles have settled) and the smell (where particles stay in the air and in textiles) and these are likely to have traveled throughout the property and will now reside in any cracks and crevices.
Our priority will be to evaluate your home in line with health and safety requirements and ensure that the area is safe for you.
We provide a report for cleaning, restoration or replacement based on surface conditions, post-fire conditions and any pre-existing conditions with related costs for damaged structural and content materials.
This assessment will contain data about personal content that is considered BER (beyond economical repair) but wanted by the homeowner. We will derive a plan on how best to clean the building and/or content, how long it will take and give you a cost breakdown. All the decisions we make are based on reducing the impact on the lives of the occupant, keeping clear communication channels open.
The clearing and cleaning method for fire damage will include noting, listing and disposing of any products beyond cost-effective repair. We work with the homeowner to identify content and personal items you would like to keep. These products will then be removed and stored cleanly and safely until the structure is prepared.
We have a methodical approach and to minimize any future health risks, we will decontaminate the property. We will take suitable action to avoid deterioration and further property damage.
The main goal is to clean the property effectively and restore the structure to pre-fire conditions. The smoke penetrates cavities and this is why we will also concentrate on eliminating the structure’s lingering odours. Odour elimination is an ongoing process that is conducted throughout the property and is needed in many instances to achieve a successful outcome.
If you would like more information regarding our UK Fire cleaning services please get in touch with our expert team today
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