One small spark can ignite a flame, and in a matter of seconds, a fire can burn through a room, a house, or a business. In fact, it takes as little as 30 seconds for a room to ignite. According to studies by Underwriter Laboratories, which performs fire safety tests, the average house burns in three to four minutes. Thirty years ago, it took a house an average of 17 minutes to burn. The reason fires burn more quickly today is allotted to the increase of synthetic materials in our homes. We simply have more ignitable material.
Fire Damage Restoration—Time is of the Essence
When most people think of fire damage restoration, they probably think of simply removing charred burnt pieces of wood and sweeping up ash, basically a cleanup project. Yes, we thoroughly clean up. But at, Northwest ServiceMaster in White Bear Lake, MN, we also specialize in fire damage restoration. Even rooms that do not receive direct flame, receive heat, which can mean peeling paint, melted plastics sending up toxic dangerous fumes, and all your house windows, if not restored within the first 36 hours of the fire, being permanently softened, etched, and warped. Then, there is the extensive water damage left from the fire department.
Fire damage restoration requires the full workup of our cleaning and restoration services.
Odor and smoke mitigation, water damage mitigation, potential mold mitigation, foundation reconstruction, pack-out and board-up tasks, if necessary. One phone call covers it all.
Fires are devastating, and if you have experienced a fire, we are very sorry. We are also here to help.
When it comes to fire damage restoration, time is of the essence, especially when it involves your health and safety, and the structural safety of your home. Consequently, our White Bear Lake office, along with all of our Northwest ServiceMaster locations, are available 24/7/365.
Please call us at (651) 644-3531 with any questions you may have regarding our fire damage restoration services.