Fire Damage & Restoration

We understand how devastating a fire can be. To help ease the uncertainty about next steps, our fire restoration experts share immediate do’s and don’ts following a fire, and provide helpful information about the fire restoration process, so you’ll know what to expect. We also offer preventative how to’s on fire extinguisher use and smoke detector laws, as well as progress updates on recent fire restorations projects.

Learn more about our Fire Restoration & Smoke Mitigation Services in Albany NY, Tampa FL, Media PA and the surrounding cities and towns, or call us at 877-MACFAWN for 24-hour emergency service.

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Tips to Prevent Chimney Fires

Chimney fires are one of the leading causes of house fires in the northeast this time of year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 22,000 chimney fires annually, causing upwards of $125 million in property damage across the United States. What Causes a Chimney Fire? The most common cause…
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Stubborn House Fire in Bethlehem NY

Stubborn Fire House – The fire happened on 3.28.19. Our team immediately got to work cleaning up the mess the fire left. Fire restorations can be a long process but it can be done! Here you see the fire blazing, the kitchen after the house was safe to enter on 3.29.19 and the kitchen on…
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Dos & Don’ts After Fire Damage

Building fires are devastating and scary, and in the days following a fire, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Home and business owners often question what to do and where to start. To help you with the process, our fire damage restoration experts put together this list of Fire Damage Dos and Don’ts. What To Do…
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House Fire Restoration in Guilderland NY

Progress Photos on a fire loss in a residential home in Guilderland NY. Fire is strong, but we are stronger! Our team of professionals and large loss specialists receive extensive training to handle commercial and residential property damage caused by fire, water, mold, vandalism and any other factors that may require restoration to the building…
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What You Need to Know to use a Fire Extinguisher

Before using a fire extinguisher, always read the instructions on the label. There are different kinds of extinguishers for different fires—if used incorrectly, they can cause the fire to spread, re-ignite, or even explode. Once you have sounded the fire alarm and confirmed a safe escape route, you may use a fire extinguisher from a…
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When a Fire Happens, Know What Your Next Steps Are

Whether you experience a fire in your office building or home, it is important to follow the same steps to aid in recovery. These steps will start after the fire has been completely extinguished and you are safe to reenter the building. 1. Document Everything Disaster scenes are chaotic places, try to avoid costly mistakes…
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2019 Smoke Detector Law Update

Effective April 1, 2019, the new General Business Law Section 399-ccc requires all new or replacement smoke detectors in New York State to be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired to the home. According to 399-ccc: “It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to distribute, sell, offer for sale, or…
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Wildfires & Home Insurance: What You Need to Know

Typically, home fire damage, smoke and ash is covered under your home insurance policy, however there may be some exemptions due to location. Check with your insurance agent to review your policy at any time. Most dwelling coverage includes home, garage, toolshed and deck areas. Personal property coverage incorporates furniture, clothing, jewelry and electronics. Should…
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