Fire can be a life-changing event.
Whatever the initial cause, a fire in your home is a devastating emotional experience. Precious memories are lost and after the fire trucks roll away, the result is often an uninhabitable structure. The last thing you need to be dealing with is administrative details.
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Decon Environmental Remediation offers a total crisis solution, from emergency response to restoration and remediation. We have seen the destruction left behind by fire countless times. We know what to do next. When you are feeling tired and shell-shocked, we can work directly with your insurance company to work on a plan to get you back into your home or office as soon as possible.
Immediately After The Fire
Fire itself has devastating effects, but the smoke that is created when building materials burn and the foam used by firefighters to extinguish the blaze have been known to cause almost as much damage as the flames. There are a few details that need to be handled immediately, such as:
- Securing the property by covering any openings created by the fire with boards or tarps and setting up fencing around the perimeter to protect the property and curious onlookers from harm
- A quick, initial assessment of the damage to determine the size and scope of the cleanup effort
- Emergency cleaning of fabric-based materials (clothing, furniture, children’s toys, etc.) to prevent further damage
- Attempts to recover any important documents and sentimental items from the property like pictures or paintings
Fire Recovery And Prevention
Once the process of mitigating further damage to the property is complete, it’s time to evaluate the steps to clean it up. After a fire, even surfaces that appear to be intact can still be damaged. Smoke can permeate the wall coverings, and soot and other contaminants can cause a lingering odour for years to come. Total fire recovery is more than a whitewashing of the surfaces of your home, it often involves a near-demolition and rebuilding of significant portions of the building.
When the cleanup process is complete, the next most important step is making sure you never go through a similar experience again. Fireproofing can’t always save the materials and fixtures, but it can guard against preventable property damage. When choosing a property damage restoration company, don’t settle for a company that promises to leave your home in exactly the same condition it was in before the fire. Choose one that will make your home or office better and safer than ever.
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Why Choose Decon?
Decon Environmental Remediation has the experience and sensitivity to support you through this difficult time while addressing the damage to your home. We have the skills to properly restore items you assumed were beyond salvation like consumer electronics, clothes, and the photographs that memorialized precious moments in your life.
Decon has been helping bring people in Toronto and Southern Ontario back from the brink of disaster after a fire since 2009. Let us help you get back on your feet with a sound, practical, effective fire recovery plan.
We decided to do some extensive renovations to our house and because it was built around the time that may contain asbestos materials, we decided to do some testing. After going through countless companies to qualify their credentials for the project, Decon Environmental was selected out of all the companies that were on the short list. Aside from the qualifications that must be met such as Insurance specific to abatement, licensed/certified workers, and the standard procedures specific to the type of abatement of a project, we based our decision on additional factors. The experience and expertise that Angela brought to the table was very valuable. Her understanding and compassion for home owners faced with this material when trying to upgrade their homes was very welcoming. She was able to provide a wealth of information to educated us to protect ourselves. She was the only consultant that actually got down to the ground in her work attire to try to take out a piece of under laying tile from the floor vent that was underneath a layer of ceramic tile to confirm our suspicion of another area that may contain asbestos. This showed her dedication and willingness to help us quickly in determining the scope of the project. Dealing with Angela as a point person made the process more streamlined and seamless.
We were extremely happy with our decision after seeing how the team on site worked. Looking at Juan and his crew work together showed the experience that they had in dealing with these materials. What impressed me was the sheer process in setting up the containment. Juan simply rambled off instructions to his crew and without any questions, they got to work. It was almost as if it was rehearsed. That made our decision even more comforting that we chose the right company. If I were to use a word to describe their work, it would be “surgical”.
All that being said, we hired a 3rd party consultant to perform an inspection of the setup, pre-lockdown inspection and aggressive air sampling at the end of the project. Throughout each stage, the consultant was highly impressed with the results of what he saw. This was the final piece of the puzzle and confirmed our decision of choosing the right company overall.
The experience in dealing with Decon has been very positive. Their work is professional and precise, but their ability to bring it down a notch to personalize the experience is what sets them apart from the rest of the field.