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Fire & Smoke Damage Repair

CORE TEAM provides emergency fire mitigation as well as fire damage restoration services to the East Coast and Gulf Coast states. Our experienced team can help you navigate through every step of the recovery process. You'll only need to work with one company, avoiding the complication of coordinating multiple service providers throughout your fire damage cleanup process.

What Does a Fire Restoration Company Do?

The fire and smoke damage cleanup experts at CORE TEAM can stabilize the fire and smoke damage, addressing issues such as securing the property, assessing losses, removing non-salvageable debris, and performing sensitive demolition. CORE TEAM will take care of the removal of soot, odor, debris, hazardous materials, and water damage in addition to repairing the structure.

Once the property has been stabilized, our team will carefully inspect the damaged structure and identify work that is required in order to bring your building back to its pre-loss condition. We will then generate a detailed scope of work and estimate that outlines the exact procedures needed to restore the building.

Fire & Smoke Damage in Bethesda, MD

Our fire damage restoration process includes

  • Assessment and estimate: Our team will walk through the property (as much as is possible) and assess the extent of the damage to the structure and contents. An emergency mitigation plan will quickly be implemented to start mitigating damages.
  • Emergency board-up and structural shoring: To secure your property and ensure the structure doesn't collapse, we'll board up the doors and windows and shore up the structure temporarily.
  • Roof tarps and building shrink wrap: Before we begin the cleanup process, we will tarp and seal your property to minimize precipitation, wildlife, and other outside influences from entering the building.
  • Detailed smoke and soot cleaning: The first step in the cleaning process is to remove the massive amounts of soot and smoke odor that are generally left behind after a fire.
  • Debris removal: We will focus on removing excess debris to make the property safer for further assessment of damages.
  • Odor control and air scrubbing: In addition to the removal of affected walls, floors, ceilings, and structural components, we use HEPA-filtered air scrubbers and other odor-fighting technologies to remove every trace of smoke odor from of your building.
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Why Choose CORE TEAM Inc?

When you work with CORE TEAM, you can rest assured knowing your fire damage cleaning and restoration is being handled by experienced professionals who understand what you're going through. We know that any hiccup in the process is painful for you and for your bottom line, and our goal is always to restore your building quickly so you can get back to normal. Our building consultants are knowledgeable in Xactimate estimating software for insurance claims as well as local market conditions, and we take all building characteristics into consideration in order to provide you with the most accurate assessment of damages.

If you need a fire damage restoration company to help restore your property to its former condition, we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Damage

It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-disciplined 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 generally, 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 immediately, which won’t be restored until a building inspector says 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.

OUT-OF-TOWN EMERGENCY SERVICES – Available in most East Coast and Gulf Coast States.