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The Fire Damage Restoration Process

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees standing on lifts by a large soot covered wall. Fire damage can be devastating for your home or business.

Fire damage can be devastating for your home or business. It’s important to call a professional fire damage restoration company as soon as possible. We've outlined the steps we take when handling fire restoration projects, so you know what to expect.

What is Fire Damage Restoration?

Fire damage restoration is the process of repairing damage to property due to fire. It can include anything from cleaning up soot and smoke stains to repairing or replacing damaged walls, ceilings, and floors. Fire damage restoration does not only apply to homes but also to businesses, vehicles, and other types of structures.

It is a multi-step process that begins with extinguishing the fire, followed by removing debris from the scene of the incident. This includes broken glass and other items that may be hazardous if left unattended at your property. Next comes drying out areas affected by water used during extinguishing efforts or during initial cleanup attempts.

Then, the next step in this process involves restoring your home or business back to pre-fire condition through reconstruction and repairs.

First Step: Calling the Experts

The first step in the fire damage restoration process is to call a restoration company. The sooner you call, the sooner you can begin to get your life back to normal. 

The second step is getting an estimate from that company so that you can compare costs and decide which company is best for your needs. You should ask for references from people who have used them before, as well as any other information that will help you make an informed decision about whether this particular firm is right for you. Make sure they are licensed and insured before making a final decision!

Finally, once everything has been finalized with the chosen service provider, it's time to begin work on restoring your home or business back to its former glory!

The Cleanup Process

After a fire, you need to get your life back on track—and fast. When something as destructive as a fire strikes, it can take a toll on your entire home. Not only do you have to replace the things that were damaged or destroyed, you also have to deal with smoke damage and other cleanup concerns.

The fire damage cleanup process is usually handled by professional contractors who specialize in this kind of work. They'll remove any moisture present with water extraction equipment. Then, they’ll remove damaged materials, such as carpeting or drywall, and then thoroughly clean the affected areas. They may also use deodorizers and disinfectants to ensure that there is no residual smoke odor left behind after the cleaning process is complete.

The Restoration Process

After cleanup comes rebuilding—this can take anywhere from a few days up to several weeks depending on what needs to be done. This can involve anything from replacing damaged items such as flooring or walls to replacing any broken windows or doors that were damaged during the fire.

Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup & Restoration

If you need fire damage restoration help, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Weston/West Davie. We are available 24/7 and are happy to assist you with the entire process. Our professionals have the training and equipment necessary to remove smoke, soot, and other contaminants from your home or business. We're also licensed and insured, so our team can always be trusted in your home or business.

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