Fire Damage Restoration Process
Fire damage repair and restoration can reverse the damage caused by fire in your home or office, so that you can focus on the things that matter most to you. The steps below outline the process we use to get your home or office cleaned up and ready to be used again after a fire.
- Contact. After the flames have been doused and the smoke has cleared, you will need a professional restoration service to arrive quickly, so they can begin the restoration process and prevent further damage from occurring.
- Assessing the Damage. This involves finding out how badly the fire, smoke, soot, and other factors affected the walls, furniture, and other parts of the building. Once we have assessed the damage, we can formulate a plan of action.
- Tarping and Boarding. The third step is to tarp, or cover, any holes in the roof and board up windows and doors to prevent further damage and keep unauthorized people from entering your building.
- Clean Up. After a fire, you will notice that the property looks stained and dark. This is due to damage from smoke and soot. SERVPRO® of Hurst-Euless-Bedford will clean up the damage and work to return your property to pre-fire condition as soon as possible.
Call SERVPRO® of Hurst-Euless-Bedford at 817.595.0004 to have us take care of the fire damage restoration process and help you get back on your feet.
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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.