Burke’s Restoration, is offering practical safety tips to protect residents and business owners during Spokane’s wildfires. We experienced oversized disasters during the last decade we’ve operated in the Washington area. Here are tips to protect business owners, homeowners, and renters from any potential damage from smoke, fire, water, or smoke and soot in the air.
The Burke’s team has experienced just about every situation related to fire and smoke damage that you can imagine – and then some. Sharing ways to avoid injury during the clean-up process is just another way we can serve our friends and neighbors. There are five critical things to do when you are dealing with the aftermath of a fire.
Beware of scam artists targeting fire victims. Evey disaster we see “professionals” following a disaster who will move in to over fire restoration or similar services. You can identify them because they will require funding up-front, and when you ask for their insurance papers, they won’t have any. Red lights should start flashing inside your head whenever someone wants you to make an immediate commitment and give them money up-front.
It’s critical that a certified company have proper licensing and liability insurance to adhere to a code of ethics and employ trained technicians. The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries.
When approached by any company for fire, smoke, or water restoration services, call the IICRC hotline to confirm the certification of the company, 844-464-4272. Go to www.iicrc.org for a list of certified water restorers.
Burke’s Restoration is a partner company of a national restoration company called FLEET Response. FLEET Reponse is a nationwide leader in the restoration industry that has joined together family-owned restorers. If your home or business has sustained smoke or fire damage and you want to schedule an appointment, call us at 208-858-4342 or contact us online.