For 24 Hour Emergency Services, Call:
(630) 685-5300
16W277 83rd Street
Suite A, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Phone:(630) 685-5300
Fax:(630) 685-5301
Email:info@leadscc.com

Specialists in Fire Damage

Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact. Leads Construction has handled thousands of fire losses in the Chicagoland area since being founded in 1987. If you’ve experienced a fire at your home or business, our experienced staff understands the difficulties. We will work together, along with your insurer to quickly return you to your pre-loss condition. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a representative from Leads. If necessary, we’ll have an account representative on site to consult and estimate the damages within 24 hours.

Leads 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. Leads Construction’s expertise in this field will handle the post clean up and mitigation services as well. We have long standing relationships with many insurance providers, and we will help contact your insurance adjuster to quickly set up an on-site appointment to inspect damages with you and your adjuster. Once repair figures are agreed upon, and you have authorized our repair agreement, we will begin the reconstruction efforts necessary to restore your premises. You will have a Leads Construction project manager assigned to your project who will be on site daily to update you and your insurance carrier on the work progress. Our goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction.

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.