Fire Damage Restoration Process
It's natural for homeowners to feel devastated after a fire occurs. If the home is still salvageable, there can typically be a long road ahead in terms of cleanup, repairs, and restoration. Once the fire trucks are gone, you're still left holding the fire & smoke damage bag, not to mention the water damage that results from the attempts to put out the fire.
It's at this point that you need an Austin fire damage restoration company to come in & restore your home to its proper condition, prior to when the fire occurred. There's a reason our SERVPRO team boasts that we make it "Like it never even happened." Our highly trained and certified fire damage professionals are available 24/7 for emergencies. Rest assured, we'll work hard to revert your home back to its pre-fire condition.
Having a fire occur in your home can be stressful to say the least, and if you're the victim of a fire, be sure to contact us right away. The faster we begin the cleanup, the quicker we can reverse the damage, and the more cost-effective it will be, as more issues will inevitably crop up the longer you wait. Be sure to take a look at this article as well on 7 Must Know Fire Damage Tips.
Remember, being the victim of a fire is awful, but our skilled & certified team can help you get your Austin home back.
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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.