Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process.

Leads Construction will help you every step of the way! 

Our experts will coordinate any and all emergency services such as board-up, tarping, water remediation, temporary heat, and electricity to reduce additional damage to your property, as well as post-cleanup and mitigation services. We have long-standing relationships with many insurance providers and will help contact your insurance adjuster to quickly set up an on-site appointment to inspect damages. Once repair figures are agreed upon, and you have authorized our repair agreement, we will begin the reconstruction efforts necessary to restore your premises to its pre-loss state. You will have a Leads Construction Project Manager assigned to your project who will keep you and your insurance carrier updated on the work progress. Our goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction.

Important steps to take after a fire

  • Contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting the property, conducting inventory checks, and contacting fire damage restoration companies
  • Conduct an inventory of damaged property items. Do not throw away any damaged goods until after an inventory is made.
  • Try to locate valuable documents, records and personal effects
  • Inform the local police department to let them know the site will be unoccupied
  • Save receipts for all expenses related to fire loss, these receipts may be needed later by the insurance company
  • Notify your mortgage company of the fire
  • Be wary of people who drive to fire damage losses soliciting work

Preventative Measures

Preventing Electric Fires: Never overload circuits or extension cords. Do not place cords and wires under rugs, over nails, or in high-traffic areas.  Immediately shut off and unplug appliances that sputter, spark, or emit an unusual smell.  Have them professionally repaired or replaced.

Using Appliances: When using appliances, follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions.  Unplug appliances when not in use. Use safety caps to cover all unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the home.

Mobile Heaters: Portable heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away.  Keep fire in the fireplace. Use fire screens and have your chimney cleaned annually. The creosote buildup can ignite a chimney fire that could easily spread.  Kerosene heaters should be used only where approved by authorities. Never use gasoline or camp-stove fuel. Refuel outside and only after the heater has cooled.

Safety Sprinklers When fire sprinklers are used with smoke alarms, damage can be greatly reduced. Sprinklers are affordable; they increase property value and lower insurance rates.

Fire Detection: Smoke alarms are inexpensive forms of protection for your family or your business.  Install a smoke alarm on every level of your premises.  Test them monthly, keep them free of dust and replace the batteries at least once a year. Smoke alarms themselves should be replaced after ten years of service, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

When our building was damaged by fire, Leads made a tough time much easier. Their great staff and quality work enabled us to remain open during the repairs. We highly recommend Leads.

Ben
President, Chicago Party Rentals

We are deeply touched and grateful that the house seems to have received your personal attention. There is nothing we would change.

Joe
Park Ridge, IL

This is to thank you for the excellent job your crew did on the raccoon damage repairs in all the affected areas of our home. In spite of the damp weather delays the work was finished in time, which meant a lot to us.

Kapar and Rose
Crystal Lake, IL

Thank you so much! If a new roof can look beautiful, ours certainly does.

Kathy
Darien, IL

They were fast, always on time, clean and very respectful. We would highly recommend Leads Construction Co., LLC to anyone.

Paul & Maureen
Naperville, IL

We will never forget your kindness especially in the early stages of our ordeal. We have a new home now. You are great!!!!!

Desiree
Chicago, IL

Thank you very much for all of your help. You and your company were great!

Donna
Plainfield, IL

I was extremely pleased with the results and the quality of the work. The kitchen and basement look better than I could have ever imagined.

Ron
Berwyn, IL