As the flames are extinguished in a home or business fire, there is still so much work to be done. The water and smoke damage left behind in the case of a fire is devastating. Not only is it an overwhelming situation, but it can also be a dangerous one as well. Disaster Services is equipped with a team of highly trained technicians to begin working quickly to restore your home or business following a fire. Following is a little more detail about the fire damage restoration process involved.
What are the Safety Measures to Follow in Case of Fire?
Any time a structure experiences a fire of any kind, those flames work to weaken the structure. It may take some time before you are cleared to enter the structure again after the flames are extinguished, depending on the severity of the fire. If the fire was severe enough and damaged much of the building, you may not be cleared to enter it at all until restoration is complete. You can count on your fire department to complete a thorough inspection of the building and inform you as to whether or not you can re-enter the building. This report will be important for the insurance company to work on the claim as it will contain important details about the fire.
Secure the Structure After a Fire
If you are one of the lucky ones that are able to re-enter the structure once the fire is put out, there are some things that you should be aware of to get the restoration process going. The first priority is to size up the damage. At this time, you need to find a way to secure the premises. Unfortunately, you don’t want to fall victim to looting. Disaster Services will work quickly to board up windows, and cover a damaged roof with tarps to protect against further damage.
Determine the Extent of Water Damage
As a fire is extinguished, you will likely have water damage to some degree. Carpeting and other upholstered items should be removed as soon as possible to start the drying process and help avoid mold growth.
Water Extraction & Soot Removal
Working to remove water quickly is essential in fire damage restoration. Any water that is remaining from extinguishing the fire will be removed. Once this is complete, soot will then be removed from any surface visible. This will include walls and ceilings. To completely the process, we will use a deodorizing fog to remove any lingering smoke smell from the premises.
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Once the steps above are complete, the team of trained contractors at Disaster Services will get to work to remodel and restore your home or business. This may include drywall, flooring, painting and more. Once we are finished, you will have your home or business back; in its original condition or even better should you choose to take this opportunity to remodel. Any trace of a fire will be gone and you can get on with your life. You can count on quality materials and excellent craftsmanship when you choose Disaster Services to assist you in fire damage restoration. Call us today!