Hitchcock, TX Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup
ERC Services is a locally owned and operated fire and smoke damage restoration company servicing the greater Hitchcock, TX area. We have 16 years of experience in the industry - let us put our many years of experience to work for you.
We are prepared for the unexpected. Rely on ECO Restoration & Cleaning Services for full-service care for your fire and smoke damage needs from start to finish.
After a botched plumbing job in our newly finished basement, we were faced with significant water damage and the need to gut and rebuild our new bathroom. ECO Restoration did an amazing job with the remediation and rebuild. They were super responsive, gre...
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Cleaning the fire, soot, and smoke damage resulting from a fire requires unique skills and techniques, and our expert team has the training and equipment necessary for safe and effective smoke damage restoration. Even the smallest fire can produce a vast amount of smoke, leaving behind soot and odors that penetrate the porous materials in your home like your carpet, upholstery, and clothing. At ERC Services, our fire and smoke damage cleanup specialists are on standby to evaluate the extent of the damage to your property and develop a plan of action to clean and restore the property to its pre-loss conditions effectively. Additionally, we have the knowledge and capability to work directly with your insurance company to make the process as easy as possible for you. Call us today at (832) 783-0022 for your fire and smoke damage restoration needs.
It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begins as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.
Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but in general, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and, since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.
Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property right away, and that won't be restored until a building inspector says that it's safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home's occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner because they'll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.
DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.
Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind a residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.
For fire and smoke damage cleanup in Hitchcock, TX, count on your neighbors at ECO Restoration & Cleaning Services. Our emergency response team is standing by to respond to your fire and smoke damage cleanup needs.
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