How it Works

The devastating effects that a fire can cause to a structure is often unknown until a full assessment has been conducted. The purpose of fire restoration is to minimize further loss safely, quickly and to restore the property to how it was prior.

Once the fire has been put out by emergency services; fire, heat and water damage are left in the aftermath including thick soot and smoke residues.

At NZRS our staff are qualified IICRC Fire and Smoke Damage technicians, this ensures they use the correct restoration techniques to assess, plan and remove smoke and fire residues.

All our fire restoration and clean-up services are completed to approved international standards. We provide this information to owners and insurers in combination with a restoration plan that outlines the appropriate cleaning methods.

In some cases, there may be asbestos containing materials that have been damaged by the fire or remain within the structure. We are asbestos removal experts and follow the correct procedures to ensure your property is restored safely if containing asbestos.

NZRS give you peace of mind that the building and salvable contents are properly and safely restored.

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Our range of fire damage services

Our Services Include:

  • Water extraction
  • Structural drying
  • Waste disposal
  • Itemising, photographing, and storing of contents
  • Soot & Smoke removal
  • Structural cleaning & laundering
  • Fire & Smoke Odour mitigation
  • Working with Insurers

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Demolition

NZRS offer full and partial demolition services for structures due to the effects of fire damage. This involves careful assessment and planning to ensure the demolition is completed in a safe and efficient way to mitigate further damage from demolition.

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Our Process

Fire Damage FAQs

How do I ensure my property is secure after fire damage?

At NZRS we provide services to prevent possible theft or unauthorised entry, this, is managed by boarding up open areas such as walls, main entrances, or any damaged area the has become exposed to possible entry. Secure boarding-up after a fire should include ply-wood secured from inside the dwelling over any windows and door entrances should have a secure lock.

Do I have to move out during the remediation process?

A fire damaged home or building is extremely unsafe, as the smoke and soot along with fire damaged items can cause serious health risks when exposed to breathing in the harmful smoke residue.

When moving away during the fire remediation and restoration processes, it is recommended to have arrangements in place, such as redirection of mail and to reschedule any planned visits to your property.

How long will the fire restoration process take?

This really depends on the size of the property and to what extent the fire damage has caused. The key priority is restoring the property to safe standards and regulations for the next stage after the restoration work has taken place. Insurers and local authorities may take some time investigating the cause of the fire and damage before the restoration can commence.

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