According to CNN, The wildfire — called Canyon Fire — started Monday around 1 p.m., near the 91 freeway and near the border between the cities of Anaheim and Corona. The Corona Fire Department on Monday night tweeted that the fire was up to 2,000 acres and 5% contained. As of 9 p.m. local time 10/09/2017, the Orange County Fire Authority reported no injuries and that multiple structures were threatened in Corona. Four schools in Corona will be closed Tuesday due to the fire, evacuations, road closures and poor air quality, according to the Corona Norco Unified School District.
If your home or business suffered any damage from wildfires, our restoration crews are ready to assist you.
Fire Damage Restoration
We’re ready to handle fire damage, start to finish. Our professional fire restorers begin with a structural damage assessment, followed by board ups and debris removal. Our fire restoration services also include dealing with any water damage as well as smoke and odor removal for both the building structure and its contents. After that thorough cleaning, our skilled construction crews are ready for repairs and reconstruction.
Smoke & Odor Removal
Smoke damage restoration is usually a major component of restoration after a fire. Its tiny particles can reach just about anywhere in the entire building, including inside dresser drawers and hidden building cavities. Besides causing odors that can last for years, its countless compounds corrode metals, discolor plastics, and stain fabrics. Its also toxic to pets and people.
If smoke and soot are allowed to remain too long it’s no longer possible to completely remove them. So smoke removal has to be prompt as well as thorough. Ordinary cleaning methods aren’t enough, and may even make things worse. Our technicians use specially formulated detergents for upholstery and carpet cleaning as well as detailed work, along with dry ice blasting or soda blasting for building surfaces. We follow that up with thermal fogging and ozone deodorization for thorough smoke odor removal, wherever it might be hiding.
Wildfire Smoke Tips
Brush and wildfire smoke can harm your home or business even when the blaze is miles away. These types of smoke have large particles that quickly settle out along with also ultra-fine particles that make their way indoors even with the windows closed. Their toxins may irritate your eyes and lungs, and can sometimes lead to serious health conditions. Here are a few tips to help keep you stay healthy and get things clean and odor-free again.
- Smoke is acidic, ash is alkaline. So it’s important to use a neutral “pH balanced” soap. (That’s often not the case at commercial car washes, so take care of your vehicles yourself.)
- All surfaces need to be cleaned. If you find that your efforts simply smear soot around, stop — you’re using the wrong cleanser and simply forcing compounds in deeper.
- Clothes and drapes may need to be washed several times to remove stains and odors.
- Use a HEPA filter to pull those tiny particles out of the air. But do not use ozone or ionic air purifiers, nor those designed for cigarette smoke.
- When vacuuming, route the vacuum’s exhaust outdoors or use a special HEPA-filter vacuum. Carpets will often require professional cleaning.
All that is a lot of work, with no guarantee of a good outcome. So the best solution is our professional smoke removal services. We’ll take care of cleanup for homes and businesses, and use ozone generators specifically designed for smoke odor removal.
Why Choose Disaster Kleenup Better Restorations?
We’ve been a full-service water and fire damage company since 1974. That’s over 40 years experience in serving Corona and other Southern California cities. We’re a licensed general contractor, fully insured and bonded. We maintain an arsenal of state of the art equipment and employ a highly trained team of IICRC certified technicians and inspectors (http://www.iicrc.org/consumers/). Our company is a member of Disaster Kleenup International (a nationwide network of independent contractors), allowing us to draw on their resources and holding us to their technical and ethical standards.
We provide Corona residential and commercial customers with outstanding restoration, reconstruction, and remodeling services. Our team has flooring specialists (that includes hardwood, marble, and stone) plus expertise all the way up to roofing. And we guarantee our work.