Fire, Smoke, & Water Damage

Burggraf Disaster Restoration has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with emergencies caused by fire and water. We can handle both the repairs and the paperwork required by the insurance company.

Your contents and possessions are the highest priority. Smoke residue from a fire can be very corrosive, damaging your precious metals and electronics. Our emergency team will inventory and pack your contents for immediate cleaning.

Structure cleaning and odor removal begins once the dwelling is empty. Our skilled technicians will assess the damage and plan a deodorization schedule accompanied by any necessary structure repair.

After a fire, it is natural to want to clean your home or building and its contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect or delayed action can seriously impede satisfactory restoration

Dos and Don’ts after a Fire

  • Do clean and protect chrome trim on kitchen and bath appliances with a thin coat of Vaseline or light oil.
  • Do change furnace filter if blower is operating.
  • Do empty freezer and refrigerator completely if electricity is off, and prop doors open with a rolled newspaper or towel.
  • Do clean and protect smoked bathroom faucets, tub fittings, and towel bars with a thin coating of light oil.
  • Do remove pets (especially birds) before using cleansers.
  • Don’t wipe or attempt to wash walls, ceilings, or other absorbent surfaces.
  • Don’t use upholstered furniture if it can be avoided.
  • Don’t use exposed human or pet food items, or canned goods which have been subjected to excessive heat.