Do you have fire or smoke damage?
Fires and natural disasters can be the most traumatic and devastating experience a home or business owner ever faces. In a best case scenario, it can cause minor smoke damage; in a worst case scenario, it can obliterate an entire structure requiring major fire damage repair. HRS will help you navigate these stressful circumstances and bring your property back to a safely inhabitable state.
The fire damage restoration professionals at HRS are available 24 hours a day! By carefully following our proven procedures, our fire damage repair specialists will ensure your property is brought back to the safe, comfortable space that existed before the fire damage and smoke damage. This begins with a property inspection to assess the level of structural damage and content damage. We will report our findings to you and answer any questions you may have so you are fully informed and understand what results can be reasonably expected.
In simple terms, returning your home or business to its pre-fire state consists of four general elements: structural damage restoration, content restoration and/or removal, smoke mitigation, and odor mitigation. Making sure your property is structurally sound is a priority. If there are stability issues, our professional Fort Collins fire damage restoration team can provide full construction services to rectify the situation. We will also remove any of your belongings that have been burned beyond repair, including items containing synthetic materials. Any items that are salvageable will be repaired and returned both to minimize cost to the home or business owner as well as to help lessen the anxiety of loss; unsafe items will be disposed of. Finally, our disaster clean-up team will remove all smoke residue, including the pervasive odor. Our IICRC certified Odor Control Technicians will use odor removal techniques include thermal fogging, high-level ozone deodorization, and hydroxyl deodorization.
In addition to its lingering and pungent odor and discoloration properties, smoke is corrosive and can essentially eat into a structure when affected areas are not properly sanitized.
Synthetic materials pose an elevated risk because of complex chemical reactions that take place when burned, releasing toxins into the air.
Why Use HRS Fire Restoration?
HRS Restoration Services is the #1 fire damage restoration company in Fort Collins, and we’re proud of our positive customer reviews on Google. Our trained and experienced crew will perform fire restoration cleaning in your house or home, and we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for fire damage restoration services in Fort Collins.
Fire Restoration Process
HRS’s fire restoration process begins with an assessment of the structural damage afflicting your home or business.
Next, we inventory the structure’s contents and determine which items are salvageable such as personal belongings, and which items are beyond fire damage repair.
The third step in our process is to remove and mitigate any remaining smoke. Lastly, we perform odor mitigation on carpeting and items within the structure. The length of time it takes to complete fire restoration will depend on the extent of the damage. The more severe the fire was, the longer it will take to rebuild and perform structural repairs.
Thankfully, HRS Restoration Services is a full restoration service company: from inspection to construction, we’ve got you covered!
Our team of fire restoration experts are experienced contractors and use best practices for smoke and odor mitigation. HRS Restoration Services only employs IICRC trained team members to perform this challenging work. Below we discuss the steps involved in fire restoration in more detail.
Upon arrival, HRS Restoration Services inspects your home or business for structural integrity. If the fire has compromised the safety of any structures in your home, such as walls and ceilings, we record our findings. Similarly, we assess the damage to the structure’s contents and determine which items are salvageable and which are beyond repair. Finally, we discuss our findings with you, the owner, to determine the best course of action going forward.
Remove & Repair
HRS Restoration Services will remove your damaged belongings and get to work repairing the items that can be saved. We can restore these salvageable items to their pre-incident state, saving you replacement costs. HRS will dispose of damaged items in accordance with local regulations at approved facilities.
- Check structural soundness
- Assess all damage
- Discuss findings with you
Remove & Repair
- Remove belongings that have been damaged
- Repair what is salvageable (content restoration)
- Reconstruct home or business to pre-disaster state
- Smoke mitigation and odor mitigation
- Assist with insurance
Fire Restoration FAQs
When you are looking for fire damage restoration contractors in Fort Collins, you’ll more than likely have a ton of questions about the fire damage restoration process, including how long it will take, what does the process entail, what kind of structural damage you might be facing, and so on and so forth.
Below is a FAQ where some of the most common questions about fire damage restoration are answered.
How Do You Restore A House After A Fire?
After a fire, restoring your home or business to its pre fire condition is our top priority.
Our team of fire damage restoration services experts will conduct a thorough assessment of the property, and then reconstruct or replace all fire-damaged items, including personal belongings if possible.
Once reconstruction is completed, HRS fire restoration experts can begin smoke mitigation efforts.
There are five kinds of smoke damage, and each type requires a different fire damage repair process to fix.
Synthetic items leave behind a greasy residue; paper or wood can leave behind powdery invasive ash; petroleum-based fires can cause all sorts of problems and are the most difficult to clean up.
There is also protein smoke damage which usually occurs as a result of an open fire. This kind of smoke permeates throughout the building and can tarnish nearby surfaces.
Finally, there is wet smoke damage that happens as a result of burning plastic or rubber. It is necessary to use special equipment to clean the sticky residue left behind.
Beyond smoke mitigation, HRS will also perform odor removal services. Our odor removal services are in line with industry standards and use deodorizing techniques rather than just covering up the smell of smoke with the smell of cleaner.
The kind of deodorizer used may also depend on the surface or composition of the damaged item. Odor removal for fabric, for instance, will differ from odor removal tactics for hardwood floors.
Finally, HRS will work with your insurance company to provide the necessary inventory and accounting of what items need to be replaced and what cannot be saved.
Can Smoke Damage Be Removed?
Yes, smoke damage can be removed. Though you may find online articles about how to remove smoke damage yourself, if you make a mistake or forget a step along the way, it will be more difficult and time consuming for a fire restoration professional to start their work. A professional fire damage restoration company has industry specific training, experience, and specialized equipment designed to eliminate smoke and ash resulting from a fire.
Does Fire Ruin Concrete?
Depending on the fire’s intensity, the answer is yes. Concrete is fire resistant, but it doesn’t mean it is fireproof. Concrete won’t burn like wood and it has poor thermal conductivity, but its components will expand with extreme heat. If this extreme heat penetrates concrete enough to weaken the steel inside, the structural integrity of the entire structure may be at risk and require fire damage repair.
Can You Reuse A Foundation After A Fire?
Whether you can reuse a building’s foundation following a fire will depend on the extent of the damage. This damage assessment should be performed by an engineer who can best evaluate the remaining foundation to confirm if it can be reused or if it needs to be replaced.
How Long Does It Take To Rebuild After A Fire?
The time it takes to rebuild after a fire will depend on the extent of the damage. If the fire damage is limited to a room or two, fire restoration efforts could be completed in a few days. If the damage to your home or business is more extensive, it may take a few weeks or longer to complete the fire damage restoration process.
Call Us Today To Get Started!
HRS Restoration Services understands that you want to get back into your home or office as soon as possible without breaking the bank.
We are available 24/7 and are Denver’s trusted fire restoration company. Our customer reviews highlight our rapid response and attention to detail.
Call HRS Restoration Services if you experience a fire in your home or business and need fire damage repair. Time is of the essence when it comes to removing smoke and odor and we have the experience and tools to get the job done!
Call us to schedule an appointment today. We service Fort Collins, CO and the surrounding communities.
HRS Restoration Services – Fort Collins
When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:
Water Extraction & Water Damage Restoration
Discovering water damage in your home or business—whether from a flood, a dishwasher malfunction, or a sewer backup—can feel devastating. And it can be a serious problem if not dealt with properly. In addition to causing damage, water can also spread contaminants that may lead to disease. A quick response to water intrusion is imperative due to the invasive properties of moisture:
- Within minutes, moisture-sensitive surfaces swell and disfigure. Paper goods (books, documents, pictures) can be ruined and stains from furniture start to appear on carpeting, which can be permanent.
- Within hours, drywall softens and warps, and wooden furniture can be permanently damaged. If carpet becomes delaminated (the primary backing separates from the secondary backing), it can cause irreparable damage.
- Within days, fungi and bacteria begin to grow and spread. Foul odors start to permeate your property.
HRS’s IICRC certified clean-up crews are composed of expert technicians—including Master Water Restorers—who will ensure you receive the highest quality water removal and water clean-up services. Once the cause of the water emergency is mitigated and clean-up has been completed, our construction team can provide the building services you need—such as drywall, painting, flooring, electrical, and plumbing—to return your home or business to its original state.
Our local water restoration specialists are standing by 24/7/365 to help you through your water emergency!
Fire Damage & Restoration
Fire Damage Restoration in Denver
If your home or business in Denver has experienced fire damage, HRS can help. Returning your home or place of business to its pre-damaged state is the ultimate goal of HRS’s fire and smoke mitigation professionals.
At HRS, we understand the urgency of repairing fire damage and smoke damage that has occurred in your home or business. We know how important it is to address your emergency fire clean-up and smoke removal needs with an efficient and professional response. Our fire and smoke damage technicians possess the training, as well as the restoration and mitigation equipment, that enable us to quickly and thoroughly handle smoke and fire mitigation and repair.
Locally Owned and Operated Fire Damage Restoration Company
Our locally owned Denver fire restoration and construction company will mitigate the results of the fire, whether it’s a commercial building or a residential property. HRS Disaster Restoration will immediately mobilize our restoration experts to ensure the property restoration process for your home or business is handled promptly. Our IICRC certified technicians have the expertise to provide you with top-quality fire damage clean-up, including both fire damage removal and smoke mitigation. Our Denver fire restoration team will respond quickly to your emergency fire situation.
Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Denver
We offer a variety of services in the Denver Metro area related to fire damage:
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
- House Fire Restoration
- Residential Smoke Damage Clean-up
- Commercial Smoke Damage Clean-up
- Water Clean-up (resulting from sprinklers and fire mitigation)
- Property Restoration
Mold Inspection, Testing, & Remediation
No homeowner or business owner wants to hear that they have mold. Mold spreads quickly and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in infants, children, the elderly, and those with health issues. Depending on the extent of the mold, a property can even be declared uninhabitable due to the threat it poses to the health of the occupants.
Mold occurs in damp areas and is often caused by water damage or flooding. Mold can also be the result of a current water leak or improper water leak clean-up from a previous issue. Mold can be present in carpet, wall interiors, floorboards, and ceilings, as well as easily spotted locations. HRS’s experts will determine the source of the mold, remove all traces of the mold, and repair or replace the damaged structures, ensuring the issue that caused the mold is remediated.
Due to the possible toxicity of the mold in your home or business, it’s important to have mold removal handled by professionals. Our mold remediation specialists are IICRC certified in Applied Microbial Remediation, ensuring all aspects of the mold abatement are handled safely.
Trauma clean-up and bio-cleaning is not a subject people give much thought to until they need the service. When dealing with a crime scene at your home or business, or with the aftermath of a fatality, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. HRS professionals can help ease the burden of the situation by eliminating all trace of the death or incident. This includes removing unsafe items and substances such as blood, other bodily fluids, and filth, all of which can contain biological hazards. Sanitizing a trauma situation involves eradicating microscopic particulates such as bacteria and viruses to ensure a clean and healthy space. HRS Disaster Restoration follows IIRC s540 standards, providing the highest industry standard of trauma and crime scene clean-up. Our highly trained technicians will decontaminate your property, working in coordination with fire departments and police to help you through this process as efficiently and quickly as possible.
Our bio-cleaning professionals also specialize in remediating hoarding situations. Hoarding can be dangerous because it can put those in the vicinity at risk of fire, poor sanitation, and even structural issues in their home or commercial property in extreme cases.
Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. However, it’s important to note that in our increasingly global marketplace, many building materials are imported from abroad, and not all countries have the same stringent guidelines as the US. Because of this, it is possible to come across asbestos in newer structures, especially commercial buildings.
The hazardous nature of asbestos abatement calls for professional remediation to ensure safe removal and disposal. HRS will extract all asbestos from your property to bring it back to a safely inhabitable space. Once the asbestos remediation is complete, our restoration team can rebuild the affected areas.
Reconstruction & Restoration
Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.
Our reconstruction efforts extend to your belongings affected by the disaster. Our content restoration program will repair any salvageable items including furniture, clothing, and electronics.
Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely. Regardless of when the damage occurs—during business hours or in the middle of the night—HRS is available to remedy the situation. Water damage … storm damage … mold remediation … fire/smoke mitigation … HRS’s professional technicians are ready to bring your property back to its pre-disaster state.
Even well-maintained properties can experience the need for emergency restoration services. Whether you manage or own a hospital, school, apartment complex, office building, hotel, church, or retail establishment, HRS can handle your situation and our IICRC technicians can give you the peace of mind that your property will be professionally repaired.
Over 45 Years of Commercial Construction Experience
Our team is backed by the building professionals at Haselden Construction, bringing over 45 years of commercial construction experience to your job. This depth of knowledge ensures your restoration project is held to the highest quality standards and supported by the expertise of a regionally acclaimed general contractor.
Our general contracting services include preconstruction services, value engineering, subcontractor solicitation and management, quality and cost control, change order management, safety plan and inspection, documentation management, status reports and record keeping, and project close out.