Fire & Smoke Restoration

Fire & Smoke Restoration

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s fire estimates in 2015 there were 1,345,500 fires, 3,280 deaths, 15,700 injuries and over $14.3 billion dollars in damages caused by fires in residential and non residential buildings.

Experiencing a fire in your home or business is a distressing and traumatic event and can create a great deal of confusion. The task of getting things back to normal can, at times seem overwhelming. Fire Damage Remediation is a complex process that should only be performed by certified fire damage restoration professionals.

When a tragedy like fire occurs, you can rely on Wiz Team, Inc.!

Many household items can cause a fire

It is important to contact a company like Wiz Team in Winnetka IL which is experienced in fire damage repair as quickly as possible to avoid additional damages to your home or business in Arlington Heights and Highland Park.

There are many causes of fire: accidents, electrical wiring, faulty appliances, heating devices and fireplaces, unattended stoves, cooking related, dryer vents, unattended candles, improper handling of flammable materials, as well as many others.

The extent of fire damage depends largely upon the intensity of the fire that caused it.

What Wiz Team Can Do For You

Fire damage can be observed in many different forms and types such as damage by heat, by soot and by smoke. The resulting damages are a combination of different issues that must be remedied. Even a small non-destructive fire such as a kitchen fire produces a significant amount of residual damage. Smoke can spread to your furniture, clothes, electronics and ventilating system. Different types of damage require different types of fire remediation, which is why this is a complex process.

We have restored properties and private belongings from losses which range from furnace “puff backs” to major structural fires and water damage from firefighting efforts.

Compassion, understanding and communication with our clients are key ingredients to quickly and effectively restore order to their homes or businesses. We are here to help you deal with the fire damage remediation process.

Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians

Our certified fire & smoke restoration technicians in Winnetka have the expertise, experience and, most importantly, empathy for clients who have encountered a fire. We know how different materials respond to fire, heat and smoke and what actions must be taken to minimize the harm to your belongings.

We will remove smoke and soot from building interiors, upholstered furnishings, carpets and draperies. Our team will clean, deodorize and restore hard furnishings; as well as clean, deodorize and seal your Air Duct (HVAC) System. We follow the IICRC’s guidelines without exception. We are Certified Master Fire & Smoke Restorers.

Whatever the cause of a fire, the effects can be devastating. Call us today and let us help you bring your property and your life back to normal in Highland Park, Arlington Heights, IL and surrounding areas in Chicagoland!

Wiz Team’s Fire & Smoke Service Includes:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service

  • Certified Master Fire & Smoke Restorer

  • Certified and Trained Technicians

  • Structural Assessment

  • Structure cleaning

  • Content Cleaning

  • Transportation and cleaning of furniture and soft goods

  • Top-quality carpet and fabric cleaning and restoration

  • Demolition

  • Smoke damage clean-up

  • Complete deodorization of the structure

  • The ability to restore fire/smoke/water-damaged property in days, not weeks or months

  • We thrive under adverse conditions and tight deadlines to provide custom tailored services for your unique restoration situation.

Experiencing a fire in your home or business is a distressing and traumatic event and can create a great deal of confusion. The task of getting things back to normal can, at times seem overwhelming. Fire Damage Remediation is a complex process that should only be performed by certified fire damage restoration professionals.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s fire estimates in 2011 there were 482,000 fires, 2,755 deaths, 15,420 injuries and over $10 billion dollars in damage caused by fires in residential and non residential buildings.

There are many causes of fire: accidents, electrical wiring, faulty appliances, heating devices and fireplaces, unattended stoves, cooking related, dryer vents, unattended candles, improper handling of flammable materials, as well as many others.

The extent of fire damage depends largely upon the intensity of the fire that caused it.

Fire damage can be observed in many different forms and types such as damage by heat, by soot and by smoke. The resulting damages are a combination of different issues that must be remedied. Even a small non-destructive fire such as a kitchen fire produces a significant amount of residual damage. Smoke can spread to your furniture, clothes, electronics and ventilating system. Different types of damage require different types of fire remediation, which is why this is a complex process.

We have restored properties and private belongings from losses which range from furnace “puff backs” to major structural fires and water damage from firefighting efforts.

If you have been a victim of fire damage let our experienced staff guide you through the remediation process and make sure you receive the most outstanding service experience ever.

Call us today – we are dedicated to helping you!

Homeowners and businesses that have been devastated by smoke and fire damage need the immediate service of a fire restoration company.  In order to make sure the job is done correctly, customers should hire the right organization for the job.  This process is made easier by looking for providers like the Wiz Team.

Following all steps is a vital part of the process.  After the initial damage, the client or the hired company should immediately clean all damaged areas.  A mask should be used and all areas should be ventilated. Cleaning should be done in the order of top to bottom, and items that can be laundered should be washed immediately.  Vacuum floors on the inside and pressure wash on the outside if that is an option.

A hired professional that comes in to do the job will remove any residue and smoky items right away.   Items will be cleaned that can be salvaged and deodorizers will be used to get rid of the smoky smell.  Any object that can be saved will be sealed properly.

Contacting a certified professional in a timely manner greatly reduces the cost and stress down the road.   Valuable objects may be saved and peace of mind will be given in a time of devastation for the home or business owner.   The process of fire restoration can be made much simpler by making sure to contact providers that have a certified seal from the Institute.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

Fire damaged property does not always equal a complete loss.  By contacting Clean Response’s highly trained fire damage restoration specialists, you may be able to save your home or business.  Restoring a property that has been damaged by fire back to its original state is a specialized skill that we take very seriously.  We use our combination of state of the art equipment and professional expertise in order to protect your property and mitigate your losses. Please visit our blog for more information on Fire Damage Preparation and Fire Damage Recovery.

Our fire damage restoration services include:

  • Emergency Board-ups to ensure the property is secure
  • Smoke odor removal
  • Structural drying
  • Structural reconstruction
  • Temporary heating
  • Content pack-outs
  • Structural & Contents cleaning

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

With responsive and precise fire damage repair, even the worst disasters can be put in the past. Roaring flames have been one of man’s greatest enemies since the dawn of history, and though it’s easier to handle these days, it can still cause havoc if it gets out of control. Not only can the flames cause enormous damage, the ash, soot and smoke residue that remains will make the home almost noxious to live in. Both can create irritating odors, discolor walls or ceilings and cause breathing issues if there is a high concentration of ash left over.

Professional fire damage remediation will remove the ash and smoke residue left behind. This has to be done quickly because ash is acidic and will cause materials to deteriorate if allowed to sit for long. Fire Damage Restoration professionals work hard to provide a thorough cleanup.  This will include treatment of every surface that is affected by ash and soot. This includes cleaning down walls, ceilings, furniture and countertops. Ash and smoke will almost always be present in the vents and ducts as well, as they are quickly taken up by the HVAC system. Professionals will access the home’s ducts to clean them out as well, preventing either from entering the home once again.

Upon eliminating all of the ash, soot and smoke, the home will quickly be free of any lingering odor.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

The days and weeks following a fire can be stressful and overwhelming. It’s easy to lose focus and walk around in a confused daze, unsure of how to recover. The information below will help you and your family get your home and life back to normal.

1. Create a Fire Escape Plan

Before a house fire is even on the table, have an escape plan ready. Know the best escape routes and how to get everyone out safely. Draw a map and practice as often as you can, even if your family objects.

2. Know What Possessions You Lost

When you’re able, walk around the house and take note of items that are damaged beyond repair. You’re going to need this information at a later time. Many people create a list ahead of time so they don’t forget anything when a fire actually occurs.

3. Find A Place to Stay

Don’t be afraid to reach out to local organizations that make it a goal to help families like your own. The Salvation Army and American Red Cross are a few examples.

4. Put Your Pet Somewhere Where They Can Feel Safe

It might not be possible to take your cat or dog with you to your temporary shelter, so find a good place for them to recuperate. If they can’t stay with a friend or relative, a kennel might work.

5. Stay Out Of the Residence

Don’t go back into your home until the fire department gives you permission. Your home will be very unstable and possibly dangerous. Something could fall on you, and you don’t want that to happen.

6. Contact Your Insurance Company

Let your insurance company know about the fire so you can move forward.

7. Replace Valuable Documents

Birth certificates, passports, and other items will need to be replaced.

8. Let Friends and Family Members Know What Happened

Don’t leave your loved ones in the dark.

9. Secure the Area

The last thing you need is looting. Make sure troublemakers can’t get into your home or otherwise vandalize it.

10. Start Cleaning Up

The cleaning process needs to start quickly. If you wait too long, the structure of your home will weaken, and you will have more problems on your hands. You may also hire a fire damage remediation company to help with the clean up process.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

Smoke alarms should be installed in every business or residence for your own safety and the safety of others. We’ve got a few tips about smoke alarms to keep you and your loved ones safe. Trust us, it’s worth the investment.

  1. Have a dual smoke alarm. Most people don’t realize this but there are two types of smoke alarms – an ionization alarm and a photoelectric alarm. Photoelectric smoke detectors are quicker at sensing a slower, smoky fire. An example of this would be an electrical fire. While a ionization alarm sounds more quickly when a flaming, fast moving fire occurs. An example would be if your kid was playing with matches and it accidently caught on some material that started to spread quickly. That’s why it’s always a good reason to have both alarms and/or a dual fire detector.
  2. Install a smoke alarm in every room of your home or office. There should be a smoke alarm in every bedroom as well as outside each sleeping or open area. If you have a split level home it’s crucial that you have them on every floor. Smoke alarms might save your life, make sure your home is properly equipped with the right amount of alarms per room/sq. ft.
  3. Test your smoke alarm every month. It’s a good rule of thumb to test your alarms once a month to make sure they’re in working order. You don’t want to wait until a fire occurs to find out your alarm is out of batteries or no longer works. It really only takes a few minutes of your time – isn’t your life and those around you worth it? Test your smoke alarm, you’ll thank us for it.
  4. If you’ve had your smoke alarm longer then 10 years, it’s time to replace it. It’s simple, if you have had your smoke alarm longer then 10 years or don’t know when it was purchased, you should replace it. You want to have an alarm that will work, that’s accurate and that gets the job done.