For most people, a property loss or a disaster is a once in a lifetime experience—one you never wanted to face.
Who to trust? What to do? How long does it take? The cost? Dealing with an insurance company on a loss and making sure insurance coverage takes care of it all. These questions—and more that you have; are what we base our business on.
Recovery Construction is a turnkey service provider for any type of disaster or loss that occurs whether industrial, commercial, or residential. Simply, if your building is dirty, wet or damaged we clean, dry and fix it.
For most people, a property loss or a disaster is a once in a lifetime experience - one you never wanted to face.
Who to trust? What to do? How long does it take? The cost? Dealing with and insurance company on a loss and making sure insurance coverage takes care of it all. These questions - and more that you have; are what we base our business on.
We are the only ISO CERTIFIED restoration company in Michigan.
Recovery Construction is a full-service provider for any type of disaster or loss that occurs whether industrial, commercial, or residential. Simply, if your building is dirty, wet or damaged we clean, dry and fix it.
Our customers reaffirm our fervor for outstanding customer service by providing us an average score of 97% for customer satisfaction over the last five years. Our ISO compliant procedures focus on what our customers really want - to return to pre-loss condition. We are the only ISO Certified insurance restoration provider in the state of Michigan.
Recovery Construction employees and technicians are trained in all facets of a loss - from working with the insurance companies and their adjusters to damages that Mother Nature throws at you: wind and storm, fire and smoke, water and mold, contents, and all aspects of large loss.
Whether your need is to restore a building, to remove debris, or to inventory, pack up and store your contents or any of our two dozen specialty services, the goal is always the same - to meet or exceed your expectations and for you to be gratified with your choice of Recovery Construction as your disaster response team.
If it's dirty, wet, or damaged... We clean, dry, and fix it
First off you have to understand that soot spots are oil based and not easily cleaned. Soot in general is one of the most difficult substances to clean as it often changes the composition of the material that is affected by it. Removing soot is often a multi stage process.
Smoke rolls out of a building in a fashion that walls and ceilings are often the most affected. Restoration of these surfaces is a multi-stage process. Use of a chemical sponge to remove the initial large quantity of soot is best. After removing that first layer of soot wipe the entire surface with a damp cloth. Apply 1 coat of oil based primer and let dry. I suggest waiting 2 days before applying paint. If no soot or black has soaked through then paint can be applied. If it has, apply 2 more coats of oil based primer and then paint to desired color. At least 2 coats of regular paint should be applied after the primer.
VCT is often the easiest to clean. Usually just a mop is used to clean up VCT tile. Ceramic tile has grout which is porous and can absorb soot turning the grout a different color. High pressure cleaning it often needed to clean ceramic tile. After a high pressure cleaning grout dye may be applied to all grout.
Windows are easily cleaned. Using a regular window cleaner just clean windows as if they were just dirty. It may take a little longer to be cleaned but since the glass does not absorb soot, they will come clean.
Cleaning up after a fire is a really big job and should only be done by professionals. Contact your local restoration company for the help you need.