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Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
We've all heard the saying, "Where there's smoke, there's fire," and unfortunately, it holds true when it comes to property damage.
Fire and smoke damage can wreak havoc on your home or business, leaving behind a trail of destruction. But fret not, because Frontline Fire & Flood is here to help you bounce back!
When a fire breaks out, it's not just the flames that cause harm; the smoke can be just as devastating. It seeps into every nook and cranny, leaving behind a pungent odor and unsightly stains. Our team of experts specializes in fire and smoke damage restoration, equipped with the know-how and top-notch tools to tackle the aftermath. From thorough cleaning and deodorization to structural repairs, we've got you covered. We'll work tirelessly to restore your space to its former glory, ensuring that you can breathe easy once again.
Don't let fire and smoke damage get the best of you—let us handle the heavy lifting while you focus on getting back on your feet.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Providing commercial and residential restoration services near you
Serving Tacoma, WA and the Surrounding Areas
- Gig Harbor
- Federal Way
- Bonney Lake
- University Place