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Fire Damage Restoration in McDonough, Newnan & Coweta

Immediate Emergency Fire And Smoke Damage Cleanup

Fires create thermal damage, smoke damage, water damage, and more. Lingering smoke & soot issues must be addressed long after the flames are extinguished at your home or office in Newnan, Coweta, McDonoughOconee, and other cities within our service area. Fortunately, Champion Cleaning Systems provides superior fire damage restoration services that include:

  • 24/7/365 Emergencies
  • Contents Cleaning
  • Pack-Out
  • Deodorization
  • Ozone Services
  • Emergency Board-Up

To learn more, call 678-974-1151 or click here to make an appointment for services today in AtlantaSharpsburg, Senoia, Douglasville,  and throughout the Greater Atlanta metro area.

Insurance Claim Payment Process

Deductible:

The deductible is the part of your claim that your Insurance Company does not reimburse you for. This payment goes toward the restoration of your home and is due prior to starting the work. It can be paid by a check made payable to “Champion Cleaning Systems” or by a credit card.

Insurance Company Check:

Once the estimate has been approved by your insurance company a check is usually sent to you. This check will be payable to you and to Champion and will be endorsed by you at substantial completion of the project or at a prearranged stage of the project.

Mortgage Company:

Larger claims will also be made payable to your mortgage company as they have a vested interest in your home. Checks that include your mortgage company will require your participation to have them endorsed in a timely manner.

Mortgage companies will only release all the funds at the completion of your project or portions of the funds at prearranged stages of completion. Each mortgage company has their own set of requirements before they will release these funds.

Although it is your responsibility to have these funds ready in a timely manner, Champion will be glad to assist you in this sometimes confusing process. To assist you we will need the name of your mortgage company (or companies if there is a second lender), their customer service telephone number, and your loan number. Additionally, we will need a letter of authorization from you to allow us to deal with your mortgage company on your behalf.

This is ultimately your decision. You should consider all safety issues, odors, electricity, noise from equipment, etc. If you are vacating your premises for any length of time, consider the following: forward your mail to your temporary residence, stop newspaper and other deliveries, notify utility company, cable company, etc. of temporary suspension of services.

When recovering from fire damage, most of your items can be salvaged, disinfected, and cleaned. However, you will need to pay attention to some safety rules when trying to determine what to keep and what to discard. Be sure to document everything you throw away.

Food

You will have to be very careful when dealing with food. If food is burnt or even partially burnt, discard it. Discard food that has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot. The high temperatures of fire and its byproducts can make food unsafe. Do not use any canned foods where the can has bulged, is badly dented or has rusted.

Refrigerated Food

If your refrigerator was not damaged in the fire, check its content. Confirm that the food is still cold and that no soot penetrated it. If in doubt, discard the food.

Your refrigerator will keep cold for 4 hours if it is well sealed. In case that the power was turned off during the fire and the refrigerator was turned off for more than 4 hours, discard the food.

Frozen Food

The food that was in the freezer can be used if it still has ice crystals on it and if it still feels cold and hard. If not, discard it. Again, whenever in doubt, discard the food.

Medicines and Cosmetics

Discard medicines and cosmetics if contamination is suspected. Inspect medicines and cosmetics carefully to make sure that they are clean of soot, dust, and all other chemicals that might have been in use to extinguish the fire.

Clothes and Textile

Clothes and textile can often be cleaned and disinfected. Discard these materials only if burnt. Be extra cautious with baby and children clothes.

Other Content

All other content can be reused after you make sure that it is well cleaned and disinfected and that it is dust and soot free.

No. however, you will have to be very careful when dealing with food. Throw food if it is burnt or if it has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot. In addition, do not use any canned foods if the can has bulged, is badly dented or has rusted.

You can keep refrigerated food if your refrigerator was not damaged in the fire. Your refrigerator will keep cold for 4 hours if it is well sealed. In case that the power was turned off during the fire and the refrigerator was turned off for more than 4 hours, discard the food.

Frozen food can be used if it still has ice crystals on it and if it still feels cold and hard. Whenever in doubt, discard the food.

We recommend that you make a list of items (including food items) that are determined to be non-restorable. It is best to have a copy for yourself as well as your insurance company.
  • Cash
  • Checkbooks
  • Flammables
  • Gasoline cans
  • Medications
  • Personal documents
  • Pets
  • Stamp/Coin collections
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Valuable Paintings
  • Weapons/Ammunition
Lock and secure your property when not occupied to prevent looting. Keep in mind that alarms may malfunction if the electricity or telephone service has been interrupted. If windows or doors are busted they will need to be boarded up for security.
While it is possible, it is not recommended. This is one of those instances where what you don’t know can hurt you. Restoration is a scientific discipline that is practiced by trained professionals. If not done correctly you might be creating hazardous health conditions for you and your family. Most homeowner’s insurance policies will pay for you to hire a professional restoration contractor to return your property to its pre-loss condition.

DO:

Call for professional help as soon as possible. Corrosive byproducts can cause irreversible etching.

If the temperature is above 60 degrees, open windows to ventilate the home.

If you have to turn off your water, take steps to prevent your plumbing and/or heating supply pipes from freezing.

If the electricity is off, remove perishable foods from your refrigerator and freezer. The odor created by spoiled food is usually impossible to remove. Leave the doors propped open.

Discard any open food packages.

Keep a listing of anything you have discarded and receipts for any expenses you incur in protecting your property. Most likely, your insurance claim representative will ask for these items.

Vacuum loose dry soot smoke particles from carpets. Make sure the vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter to prevent redistribution of fine soot. Avoid walking or tracking on carpet if possible.

Close doors on affected areas to localize smoke odors as much as possible.

Change the furnace or air conditioner filter if the blower is operating. Tape damp cheesecloth over air registers with masking tape to capture loose soot in the air.

Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.

DON’T:

Don’t touch anything with your bare hands. Oils from your hands can cause additional damage.

Don’t use any TV, stereo or electronic appliances until they have been checked by a technician.

Don’t use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.

Don’t attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.

Don’t wipe or attempt to wash ceilings or other absorbent surfaces. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.

Don’t consume food items exposed to smoke or canned goods that have been subjected to excessive heat.

Don’t use upholstered furniture if possible.

Why Choose Champion Cleaning Systems

Why Choose Champion Cleaning Systems in Oconee & Senoia?

Champion Cleaning Systems is a full-service restoration company. That means our IICRC-certified technicians not only offer 24/7/365 emergency services, but they can take care of everything from fire damages caused by the blaze, water damages created in dousing the fire, and smoke & soot deodorizing services required to get your property back to its pre-loss condition.

Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment and industry-best methods for cleaning and restoration. Champion Cleaning Systems is certified to work with all major insurance carriers at your home or office to get a prompt and fair claim settlement.

In Case Of Fire Damage

What to Do in Case of Fire Damage

When your property sustains fire damage, the first step is to contact Champion Cleaning Systems. The next steps include:

  • Clean and protect chrome trim on faucets by washing with detergent and applying a coat of Vaseline.
  • Blow off loose smoke particles from upholstery, draperies, and carpeting.
  • Open windows for ventilation if weather permits.
  • Empty refrigerators and freezers if electricity is off. Then, open doors to allow circulation.
  • Do not wipe or attempt to clean fire residue from walls, ceilings, or absorbent surfaces.

Trust Us for Fire Restoration in Newnan

Your need for fire restoration services may extend for months after the fire is out, including smoke & soot odor removal services. To learn more, call 678-974-1151 or click here to schedule services in AtlantaNewnanSharpsburg, or Senoia.