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Fire Damage

An unexpected fire is every homeowner’s nightmare. We leave the house and almost always wonder if we left the iron or the stove on, and with good reason. When a fire breaks out, it can ravage a home or a business in a matter of minutes. Your property, your possessions, the fabric of your very life, can all go up in smoke before anyone has a chance to respond. Even in the minor cases, a fire can leave behind thousands of dollars in damages that may require weeks to properly repair.

The carnage left behind by fire is more than the average homeowner needs to take on by themselves, and for matters of safety, it is important to have qualified, competent fire damage restoration professionals handle all of your home’s needs following such a disaster. Rouse Inc. Restoration provides a full array of fire damage restoration services designed to mitigate any problems as a result of the fire and repair the damage inflicted on the property. We are committed to providing the best in customer service and satisfaction, and we treat every customer as if they were family.

Fire scorches pretty much everything it touches, walls, flooring, furniture, upholstery, carpeting…and even areas of the home untouched by the actual blaze may be affected by smoke damage. Smoke moves throughout the structure, leaving behind a greasy, oily residue and an odor that can be extremely difficult to remediate.

As with any sort of restoration work, fire damage restoration should ideally begin as soon as the property is safe to enter. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you will end up dealing with additional problems related to the initial blaze. If possible, open all windows in the home to get air circulating, as this will cut down on smoke odor as well as remove any toxins or carcinogens that may be present.

Remember that fire also eats away at the structural integrity of the home, which can make it prone to collapse. It is important that you do not go back into a home following a fire unless it has been deemed safe by local fire department officials. Even then extreme caution should be taken. Many surfaces may still be hot to the touch, and there may also be jagged or sharpened edges present. This is the chief reason why it is inadvisable for property owners to attempt to work on the home themselves. You need someone with the proper training, tools, and experience in dealing with structures damaged by fire. Rouse Inc. Restoration offers 24/7 service which allows us to have a technician onsite within the hour, able to handle even the largest cases of fire and smoke damage, for both residential and commercial scenarios.

One of the immediate side effects of water damage is water damage, since water and foam are routinely used by fire departments to fight these blazes. The mixture of water and foam with ash and soot can make for a very messy interior scene, not to mention setting the stage for mold to grow in the aftermath. Electricity and gas should also be shut off at their source to prevent electrocution or a sudden ignition which could spark additional fires. Leaking gas and smoldering embers do not mix well.

Rouse Inc. Restoration handles all aspects of your fire damage problem, and we are committed to treating your property as if it were our own. Because we stand behind our work with the best warranty in the industry, you and your family can be rest assured of a quality job done right, the first time. Our goal is to return your home to its pre loss condition.

We do not recommend trying to take on the job of cleaning up the mess yourself. You may inadvertently make the situation worse. Even washing and shampooing the carpets can aggravate the soot problem. We will utilize the latest state of the art restoration equipment to remove the ash, the soot, and eliminate smoke odor.

At Rouse Inc. Restoration, we provide a full range of fire and water restoration services. These include all cleanup and repair following an unexpected fire, smoke odor and soot removal, remediation of any toxic or otherwise hazardous fumes that may be the result of the fire, removal of any garbage and debris, treatment for mold, mildew, and other dangerous toxins, cleaning of walls, flooring, carpets, rugs, and upholstery, any related water extraction and drying, as well as dehumidifying and air circulation needs. Damaged walls will be treated with safe, effective chemicals designed to remove any stains and blackening. We also use sealing compounds to eliminate odor and prevent it from seeping through and becoming a problem later on.

Rouse Inc. Restoration is a family owned and operated company comprised of third generation restoration professionals. Owner John Rouse remains involved in the cleaning process and can be found out in the field most every day. This hands on approach and commitment to excellence and first rate customer service. We treat every job as if the home we are working on is our own, which means using biodegradable and hypoallergenic chemicals that are completely safe for children and pets. Rouse Inc. Restoration serves the greater Baltimore area. Call our office 24/7 at (443) 224-5294 for a free no obligation estimate.

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Two thumbs up to the team at Rouse Inc. Restoration for the professional work they did when our basement flooded. When I first saw the basement I thought everything was gone, however the team was so knowledgeable about the water damage restoration process that everything was saved! Thanks again for going above and beyond!