Fire Damage Restoration Process
Step One: Emergency Contact
The best fire damage restoration companies offer emergency services meaning that they are able to come out quickly when contacted and provide immediate relief for your property.
Why do you need immediate service before you start the fire damage restoration process? To prevent damage from spreading through your property.
Step Two: Assessment
The next thing that a fire damage restoration company will do is to assess the extent of the damage in your property. Such as looking at how far the fire, the smoke, and the soot have traveled.
Step Three: Tarp and Sealing Services
If you have a leak thanks to a hole burned in your roof or due to a hole in your wall, then your fire damage restoration company will start by tarping your roof to prevent further damage.
Step Four: Clean Up
Next, the restoration service will begin the clean-up portion of the fire damage restoration process such as cleaning away smoke, dust, and soot from your surfaces as well as removing odor and disposing of badly damaged items.
Step Five: Repair and Renovation
The next stage is to begin actually restoring furniture and repairing the damage caused by fire. New carpets can be and walls can be repainted and wallpaper can be put back up.
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Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.