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Customer Testimonials

  • Dan & Kelly

    “Sean and his team were a pleasure to deal with. We had a very preliminary idea of what we wanted to do, and they turned those ideas into reality… and we ultimately achieved our dream home.”

  • Wendy

    “The devastation of the 2003 Cedar Firestorm that destroyed our home was diminished when my husband and I enlisted S&J Builders and Restoration.”

  • Arsenia

    “Special thanks to Debra who kept me informed of work schedules and answered all my questions regarding my bill statements. Special thanks to Mike for his patience and understanding about my problems- financially and emotionally. Special thanks to Frank, who is a good worker & courteous. Job well done and on time!”

  • Ken & Kristy

    “Thank you very much for the recent restoration of our home after a downstairs flood. All the work was completed in an extremely satisfactory manner and the house looks great! All of the people we had contact with, the estimator, the job super, all the workers and subs, and the office staff (thanks Debra!), were very friendly and professional.”

  • Susan

    “We commend everyone, especially Jeff, Antonio, Noe, Victor, Christina, (deck coating expert, Wade), and Eric who really offered that extra mile from responding on the week-ends, to staying late to ensure that their work was well protected from the impending rain. As a responsive team, they even took care of extraneous loose ends to our complete satisfaction even after the last check was sent in.”

After the Fire is Over: Dealing with the Aftermath of Fire Damage

Even though a fire may be over, a fire damaged home may still not be safe. It can still spur secondary fires if its residents aren’t careful. There is also a chance of increased liability for the home owner if he acts heedlessly during a post-fire event.

Here are some tips from S&J Builders and Restoration Services to keep yourself safe and liability free if your home encountered a fire:

Wait for the fire marshall to signal that the site is safe to access. These experts first need to get rid of possible sources of secondary fires from the home or establishment. Getting their approval first is important from a safety standpoint.

Switch off the electricity. A fire compromises all the systems in a home, especially the wiring. If the electric system is still active there is the danger that any exposed wires may still be live and therefore electrocute you or a family member. It can also spark another fire.

Room after a fire

Call your insurer and wait for instructions. Chances are, your insurance company will send one of their adjustors to check the site for herself. He or she will need access to properly identify and assess your losses. If you clean the site immediately, its condition may be compromised and your adjustor might not be able to make a sound assessment. You may also be opening yourself up to a rejection of your claim or to more liability.

Wear protective clothing. Wear a face mask, gloves, and proper clothing to mitigate exposure from the ash and soot. Open the windows and let the air in to remove burnt smells. Use dehumidifiers or fans in order to dry out wet areas hit by firemen’s hoses. Remove debris and list burned items and take them out of the site in order of value. Inspect nooks and crannies for soot and ash. Clean plastic surfaces and windows with mild alkaline solutions. Polish metal items and surfaces with cooking oil to remove smoke and ash particles. Paint over damaged walls with the proper oil-based or lacquer paints.

Your best bet: call a restoration professional. Why go through all the inconvenience of fixing the fire damage yourself when you can get in touch with your remediation expert S&J Builders and Restoration Services. The team of restorers at S&J Builders and Restoration Services will clear the site of any debris, structurally dry wet areas, perform content restoration on salvageable items, handle all communication with your insurance company, and then re-construct the affected parts of your home. We’ll do a good job so that your home gets back its pre-loss condition. Our team can be deployed as soon as the fire is out because we treat your issues like the true emergencies they are.

S&J Builders and Restoration Services has been serving the San Diego area since 1996. We handle all types of structural restoration emergencies including water damage remediation. You can get in touch with us at our 619-449-2014 number and through the contact form on this page. S&J Builders and Restoration Services restores lives and homes.