The church I work at was recently struck by a fire that started in the basement where a large amount of items are stored for yard sales that the church hosts twice a year in order to raise money for various projects at the church. I am not sure exactly how it started, but I guess it is kind of irrelevant because the damage is done and now I am trying to find a commercial restoration company to hire to help us clean up the mess that was left behind in the wake of the fire.
There is a lot of smoke damage, and fire damage, obviously. But there is also a good bit of water damage from the fire department putting out the blaze. I think that we should be able to get the church back to the way it was before, for the most part, but is going to take quite a bit of work. I am not sure if any of the yard sale items that were in storage down there can be salvaged, maybe they cna be, but that is not really a top priority at the moment. Most of the church smells so terribly like smoke, that it is quite overwhelming just to be inside of the church. I really want that odor of smoke to go away, and from what I have read, that can be one of the hardest parts of a restoration job like this.
I need to hire a very experienced company that has worked with lots of businesses in fire damage restorations in the past. Indeed, I would prefer to hire a company that actually specializes in fire damage restoration, because the churhc is very important to all of its members and I want to make sure a good job is done in getting it back to how it was before.