Structural Cleaning Services
For Homes and Businesses
Parker Young Construction and FireStar work together to offer you a range of mitigation services to restore your home or business back to its original state...if not better.
Smoke Damage and Residue
After a kitchen fire, the residue from smoke on walls and ceilings and on textiles like carpets and furniture fabric can continue to give off an oily or smoky odor. Even other rooms or other apartments in a multi-family complex can be affected long after the fire has been put out. The professionals at FireStar can eliminate that smoke residue and seal all surfaces to prevent any further odor. You shouldn’t have to live with unpleasant smells. Call us at 770-368-1000 or Toll Free at 1-888-303-9288 to find out more.
Crime Scene & Trauma Clean-Up
Crime Scene Clean-Up is very specialized and involves precise bio-hazard cleaning requirements. We have experience in dealing with all aspects of bio recovery and cleaning of crime scene aftermath. FireStar's expert surpervisors and crews possess all the necessary certifications, experience, and skills to perform these services. Many different jobs fall under the category of crime scene cleaning, including homicide, suicide, and the cleaning of finger print dust or blood. We understand that you have a lot of questions and you need an immediate response team, so rest assured we have crime scene cleanup experts ready to help you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Homes or other buildings where disease has been present can retain unhealthy germs and viruses in the air. Infecting particles can remain on surfaces up to a year, including carpets, upholstery and more. With our new NNS system we can disinfect interior environments from viruses, staff and even ebola. Has there been a flu outbreak in your school? Give us a call. It won’t be necessary to seal off the entire building. In fact, you can safely return to rooms only 20 minutes after treatment.
FireStar’s professionally trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day for emergency water extraction. We can respond immediately in the Atlanta area, and within a few hours, throughout the Southeast with an on-site assessment of damage and recommendations for action. Water damage due to fires, floods, or leaking pipes can lead to additional problems such as mildew and mold formation, so it’s crucial to remove excess moisture as well as disinfect and deodorize affected surfaces.
Structural and Contents Cleaning
The decisions made during the first few hours following fire or water damage could be the difference between a temporary setback or a long term financial nightmare. FireStar’s highly trained and certified personnel will assess your damage and recommend the most cost-effective options to return your home or place of business to normal as rapidly as possible. Restoring structures, furnishings, equipment, and other items subjected to fire, smoke or water damage is usually less costly than replacing them. And you can depend on our professional crew to use the most advanced restoration methods and equipment available.
Pack-Out Services for Fire & Water Damage
When it’s necessary to remove the contents of your home or business after experiencing fire, water or storm damage, let the experts at Parker Young Construction & FireStar handle it for you. Our trained crew will carefully pack each item, and provide you with a digitally recorded inventory of all contents removed.
Dehumidification & Odor Neutralization
Using one of the largest inventories of drying equipment in the state of Georgia, FireStar’s professional crew will quickly and efficiently remove standing water from your home or business and dry the structure to industry standards. Our advanced equipment is designed to reduce drying time as it circulates dry air, causing moisture to evaporate. Our crew will then complete a moisture survey to certify that the structure is dry.
Mold and mildew are types of fungi that very rapidly reach critical mass wherever water has been allowed to accumulate. Many situations like flooding, water accumulation after a fire, a broken pipe, or even an improperly operating HVAC system can lead to trouble. Any high degree of moisture, combined with temperature and nutrients, creates the perfect environment for the fungal components of mold and mildew to thrive. It’s important to remove the source of the mold contamination and correct any moisture problems as rapidly as possible.
Medical experts agree that in as few as 72 hours after any water accumulation mold can begin to flourish. For some people, exposure to mold can result in allergic or respiratory symptoms, skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems or systemic disease. Awareness and quick action are vital to avoiding this potentially serious problem.
FireStar provides timely, accurate and cost-effective services to identify mold formation and help prevent the health risks associated with its growth. Our trained professionals will evaluate the situation, stabilize the environment, remediate any mold growth.
When the ventilation system in your home or business is clean and working properly, everyone inside is comfortable and protected from airborne allergens. But too often, no one thinks about air ducts until circulating dust, odors, and mold spores start to affect indoor air quality and make life miserable. Contaminated water in your HVAC system can even lead to potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease.
Rely on the professionals at FireStar to inspect your ductwork on a regular basis and make sure your HVAC system is operating safely and efficiently.
Book & Document Drying
When fire or water damage occurs, time is of the essence in restoring books and documents. Depending on the temperature and humidity, within 48 to 72 hours fungal growth begins, and after five days damp or wet paper records begin to chemically break down.
FireStar utilizes two successful processes for document drying: air drying (a very labor intensive process that is most commonly used) and vacuum freezing, which uses "sublimation," a process that turns a solid to a gas in one step. This method, although very efficient, can be costly and is used mainly in the restoration of irreplaceable documents.
At some point many home and business owners will experience water or fire damage that requires a specialized contractor to restore their property. Having certified personnel with over three decades of experience in the restoration of water, fire and storm damage gives you peace of mind that your loss will be handled correctly.
Methamphetamine (Meth) Lab Clean-Up
The methamphetamine (meth) lab problem is growing. Used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine, meth labs are discovered in houses, apartments, motel rooms, sheds, and motor vehicles. As the problem grows and agencies seek to restrict the products needed to make methamphetamine, the methods and the locations of its production are changing.
Properties used to produce meth will usually be found in a lab-like setting with containers of chemicals, heat sources, and various types of lab equipment. After a lab is discovered by law enforcement, the bulk of any lab-related debris such as chemicals and containers, is removed. However, it is possible that a considerable amount of contamination is left on surfaces and in absorbent materials like carpets, furniture, sinks, drains and ventilation systems. Though found in small amounts, meth lab contaminants may pose health threats to persons exposed to them. Many of the contaminants present during meth's cooking process can be harmful if someone is exposed to them. These contaminants can cause health problems including respiratory (breathing) problems, skin and eye irritation, headaches, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Acute (short-term) exposures to high concentrations of some of these chemicals, like those law enforcement officers face when they first enter a lab, can cause severe health problems including lung damage and burns to different parts of the body. Exposure to meth residue can cause symptoms similar to those experienced by meth users.
The safest way to clean up a former meth lab is to hire companies trained in hazardous substance removal and clean-up of both the structure and its contents. FireStar technicians are fully certified in this area of expertise. Owners who clean their own properties should be aware that household building materials and furniture can absorb contaminants and give off fumes. Use caution and wear clothing to protect your skin and mucus membranes, such as gloves, long sleeves, respiratory masks and eye protection during cleaning.
Hoarding & Gross Filth Clean-Up
Hoarding, Gross Filth Clean-Up and the removal of trash and debris from a hoarding site typically involves cleaning the building or residence that a reasonable person would find uninhabitable or a building that had been declared uninhabitable due to health concerns. Often this is due to a combination of filth and debris from hoarding, fecal matter, bodily fluids, excessive trash, expired food, odor, boxed items, mold, mildew, etc. These extreme situations often require the services of trained professionals. The task of cleaning an area of gross filth often referred to as ‘hoarding cleanup’, can be challenging and often impossible for an individual untrained in decontamination and odor removal.
Our technicians are trained in locating and safely eliminating biohazards. Blood, mold, mildew, asbestos and fecal matter can contribute to serious illnesses if proper precautions are not taken while cleaning a gross filth or hoarding site.
CleanSpace Encapsulated Systems
Dirt crawl spaces have become a housing and business epidemic. By encapsulating your crawl space you can significantly reduce moisture, mold, radon gas, rising energy cost, structural damage, loss of storage space, odor and bug infestations. Call Parker Young today to learn more about CleanSpace!