Fire can be a life-changing event. Whatever the initial cause, a fire in your home is a devastating emotional experience. Precious memories are lost and after the fire trucks roll away, the result is often an uninhabitable structure. The last thing you need to be dealing with is administrative details.
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Decon Environmental Remediation offers a total crisis solution, from emergency response to restoration and remediation. We have seen the destruction left behind by fire countless times. We know what to do next. When you are feeling tired and shell-shocked, we can work directly with your insurance company to work on a plan to get you back into your home or office as soon as possible.
Immediately after the fire
Fire itself has devastating effects, but the smoke that is created when building materials burn and the foam used by firefighters to extinguish the blaze have been known to cause almost as much damage as the flames. There are a few details that need to be handled immediately, such as:
- Securing the property by covering any openings created by the fire with boards or tarps and setting up fencing around the perimeter to protect the property and curious onlookers from harm
- A quick, initial assessment of the damage to determine the size and scope of the cleanup effort
- Emergency cleaning of fabric-based materials (clothing, furniture, children’s toys, etc.) to prevent further damage
- Attempts to recover any important documents and sentimental items from the property like pictures or paintings
Fire recovery and prevention
Once the process of mitigating further damage to the property is complete, it’s time to evaluate the steps to clean it up. After a fire, even surfaces that appear to be intact can still be damaged. Smoke can permeate the wall coverings, and soot and other contaminants can cause a lingering odour for years to come. Total fire recovery is more than a whitewashing of the surfaces of your home, it often involves a near-demolition and rebuilding of significant portions of the building.
When the cleanup process is complete, the next most important step is making sure you never go through a similar experience again. Fireproofing can’t always save the materials and fixtures, but it can guard against preventable property damage. When choosing a property damage restoration company, don’t settle for a company that promises to leave your home in exactly the same condition it was in before the fire. Choose one that will make your home or office better and safer than ever.
Why Choose Decon?
Decon Environmental Remediation has the experience and sensitivity to support you through this difficult time while addressing the damage to your home. We have the skills to properly restore items you assumed were beyond salvation like consumer electronics, clothes, and the photographs that memorialized precious moments in your life.
Decon has been helping bring people in Toronto and Southern Ontario back from the brink of disaster after a fire since 2009. Let us help you get back on your feet with a sound, practical, effective fire recovery plan.