Fire and Smoke Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration Experts
We fully understand that when a property has suffered fire and smoke damage, this can be a very traumatic time as your home no longer feels the same. Plus, if you have to move into temporary accommodation, this can introduce uncertainty and doubt. It is our aim to clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition, with as little additional disruption as possible and we will focus our efforts on clearing up and helping you to return your home as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, fire damage results in a wide range of severity – from minor soot and smoke damage to complete structural damage of the building and its contents.
At Cornerstone, we pride ourselves on our fire restoration services where our fire damage experts carry out the necessary inspections to fully understand the extent of the damage of a property and put together an immediate and timely plan of the fire damage cleanup and restoration process to ensure the work is undertaken as quickly as possible.
Fire and Smoke Damage Cleaning Services
As an independent provider of fire damage restoration services, we understand that no two incidents of fire, smoke and heat damage are the same – the overall damage sustained is always different, however our experts recognise that the professional manner and approach of the damage management practitioner must be the same for all cases.
The primary fire damage restoration process is to return the damaged property to its pre-existing condition. Some of our fire and smoke cleanup services consist of carpet cleaning, odour removal and work to prevent further structural damage to the property – this is without compromising the environment and health and safety. Our fire and smoke cleaners also minimise resultant secondary damage and ensure we work within a pre-specified timescale and costs, so that insurance companies and loss adjusters can get the tenants back in to their property quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.
Why Choose Our Fire Restoration Services
Trusted Restoration Partner
Speed & Urgency
Our goal is to restore your property as quickly as possible to its pre-fire condition. We give our customers precise time schedules so you’re always kept in the loop.
We will do all we can to limit the disruption and impact on the lives and routines of the occupants. Cornerstone work with you.
Secondary Damage Prevention
In the case of a fire and smoke damaged property, there is a chance that soot particles can affect your fire damaged property and personal effects. Our UK technicians will do their utmost to limit your home’s secondary damage.
Looking After Interests
We take appropriate steps to properly take care of your personal 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.
Health & Safety
It is of utmost significance to us to ensure the safety of the inhabitants. We will evaluate your property’s condition with a full risk assessment and take appropriate action.
The key to our fire restoration process is to have an open line of communication with loss adjusters and tenants. 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.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Process and Approach
Our Fire Damage Cleaning Services
- Emergency call out – electrics assessments / boarding up
- Structural cleaning – preventing secondary damage
- Structural drying – dealing with the extinguishing of a fire and the reactive outcome with soot particulate
- Smoke odour removal – specialist tools and rapid response
- Fabrics and general contents – dry cleaning to off-site storage
- Specialist assessments of contents – fine art / document retrieval and storage / period furniture
- Full reinstatement (reconstruction) – where requested
Cornerstone’s Fire Damage Cleaning and Restoration Specialists’ primary objective is to deliver a 24 hour emergency fire damage restoration service to domestic and commercial properties.
Our team have in excess of 30 year’s experience dealing with fire mitigation and restoration for insurance companies, loss adjusters and private tenants.
Our Cornerstone Case Studies.
Cornerstone have experience in dealing with a variety of issues across the UK, and are trusted by leading housing associations, loss adjusters and more.
£37,000 Cost Saving for Insurance Company
Scenario: Decorations and furnishings were reported water damaged as a result of ‘secondary flooding’ from the recent flooding. Neighbours advised that water damage to the property was a result of floodwater ingress during the event, even though the property did not sugar any specific ingress. Moisture damage was evident on the ground and first floors.
Multi-Disciplined Approach to Damp Problem
Scenario: A 1970’s detached property has suffered from a damp problem to a localised area of the structure over a number of years. Prior to the appointment of Cornerstone, extensive investigations and been undertaken by a variety of professionals without resolution. Reason for contact: To identify the source of the moisture affecting the structure.