Restoring a home that was damaged by fire is a very challenging task to do. The problems that were manifested by fire do not only end after extinguishing the fire itself. The steps required to restore your fire damage property needs appropriate equipment and skills to fully repair your home.
Before going back to your home, all problems or potential problems should be remediated to make sure that your home is safe and free from any danger. Professionals follow certain procedures.
As a homeowner, it is best that you understand how professionals restore your fire-damaged home. An immediate call is vital for this kind of disaster.
- Fire Damage Assessment
Once a restoration company receives a call from a customer, they will then visit the site and inspect the extent of the damage. This step also includes investigating how the fire started, traveled and the impact of the damage. It is a very crucial step as professionals will determine a plan that is suitable in dealing with the restoration. Remember that any certain damage requires a unique approach. That means they might follow a certain standard but repairs may differ depending on the damage.
Before professionals would go to the next step, they have to present an accurate cost of how much you will be spending and estimated time of how long they will deal with the process.
- Board Up and Roof Tarp Service
Water and fire definitely have compromised the structure of your home, weaken the walls and damaged the roof, windows, and doors. Because of this any further damage or risk for property loss might occur, such as a theft gaining access to your property. It is important to address any potential problems as quickly as possible. In this stage of the process, professionals will strengthen and cover unsafe areas and make sure that any open parts of your home are protected against any elements.
- Water Removal and Drying out the Area
Water played a big role in extinguishing the fire. However, if standing water remains in the area it can accumulate further damage. Water can soak into various absorbent materials and will eventually invite mold to grow in the area. It is vital to take care of this problem as soon as possible. Professionals will use state-of-the-art equipment such as vacuums and dehumidifiers to properly remove the water and quickly dry out the affected area.
- Smoke and Soot Removal
Aside from water and burned materials that are present after a fire disaster, soot and smoke are also the important elements that have to be removed in your property. They can be seen lying on your floors, wall, furnishing, and ceilings. Leaving the soot unaddressed will eventually cause further damage and will add up to your expenses. The smoke that is still present in your property can cause harm to human’s health. This is another important issue that has to be addressed in a short period of time because your home won’t be the same if the odor caused by the fire is still lingering in your house.
During this time, professionals will use air-scrubbing technology to clear out an extensive odor that is left behind after a fire.
- Deep Cleaning and Sanitizing
This step includes removing unsalvageable materials such as upholstered furniture, burned appliances, wood materials, and others. Professionals will discuss to the owner which of those damaged personal belongings can be salvaged. There will be some cases that the best solutions for fire damaged belongings are to be disposed and replaced. However, when professionals determine that certain items can be salvaged, they will be cleaned and sanitized. The whole area will be deodorized and sanitized to prevent mold growth.
In case of fire damaged carpets and draperies, they have to be thoroughly shampooed. But in most cases, they can’t be salvaged.
- Complete Cleanup, Repairing, and Renovation
Restoration is the complete process of cleaning, repairing and renovation if needed. The professionals will make sure that your property is in its full normal state. They have to assure that all the aftermath and effects of fire are removed and that there are no signs of fire damage. All parts of your home are fixed, repaired and even replaced. This may also include repainting or reconstruction of walls, ceilings and other surfaces of your home and refurnishing of wooden materials.
Leave the work to the professionals
A professional fire restoration company has all the knowledge, skills and specialized equipment to deal with the cleanup process. They use advanced equipment such as humidifiers and vacuums. They will handle all aspects of the cleaning, repair, salvaging materials and bringing back your property to its pre-loss condition. They can also help you with the insurance claims.
We assure you that we respond to any emergencies right away, is available 24/7 and have readily available equipment to handle the situation. We, at Superior Restoration Temecula, are always ready to help you with the restoration process.