From kitchen fires to complete losses, we can rebuild and repair your home or commercial property from the ground up when you have suffered fire and smoke damage. When you have had a fire your first thoughts need to be protect your property and the contents. Our trained emergency response team can be at your location within 2 to 4 hours to secure your property from the threat of vandals or intruders and damage from the elements. Service Master by Cronic of Redding and Service Master Select of Chico can remove odors caused by fire, cigarette smoke, pet odors, mold and mildew. We can evaluate and provide detailed estimates or reports that outline the procedures necessary to remedy and odor problem.
What Cronic Disaster Services does for you
- Complete repair and reconstruction
- Temporary protection and board-up
- Free Estimates
- State-of-the-Art Equipment
- Fast & Efficient Service
- Smoke and odor removal
- Carpet replacement
What actions you can take
- Throughout the House
Keep movement to a minimum and keep your hands clean as your work. Both these measures will help prevent soot particles from penetrating upholstery, carpets, walls and woodwork – thereby causing more damage.
Brush off or brush vacuum loose soot particles. Then cover upholstered furniture with sheets.
- Drapes & Carpeting
Brush off or brush vacuum loose soot particles. Place clean, dry towels or linens over carpets in heavy traffic areas to prevent further soiling.
- House Plants
Wash off both sides of leaves. Softened water helps.
- Ventilation Systems
Change furnace and air conditioning filters. Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air grilles.
- Food & Drink
Take inventory, then discard any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored close to heat, fire or water. They could be contaminated.
- Refrigerator & Freezer
If the electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop open the doors.
- Kitchen & Bathrooms
If the heat is off and it’s freezing weather, pour anti-freeze down sinks, toilet bowls and tubs. CLean and protect chrome on faucets and appliances with a light coating of WD-40.
What not to do
To prevent soot from setting permanently, don’t try to wash or paint without first contacting your Cronic Disaster Services Representative.
- Carpet & Upholstery
To prevent odor from setting permanently, don’t attempt cleaning without first contacting your Cronic Disaster Services Representative.
- Electrical Appliances
Don’t try to clean or repair TVs, radios, computers or any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water. Consult an authorized repair service.
Don’t try to dry clean or launder smoke damaged items. Contact your Cronic Disaster Services Representative for special instructions.
- Ceiling Fixtures
Do not switch on any ceiling fixture or fan if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be wet or damaged.