Key Steps in the Fire Restoration Process
A fire in your home is a scenario you never want to imagine. While there are measures you can take to help prevent this tragedy, disasters can still strike. It’s important to understand the fire restoration process and what you must do following a terrible incident such as this at your Coventry, RI, house.
The Pros Have a Thorough Process
Fortunately, you can find a highly trained professional company that offers cleanup and rebuilding services. The team will go through the following steps:
- Inspect the damage
- Board up and tarp windows, walls, and roof
- Remove and dry water
- Remove smoke and soot
- Clean and sanitize affected area
- Restore to pre-fire state
The first thing the crew will do is inspect and survey the damage the fire left. The team will go from room to room and note all issues—minor, moderate and severe. This will help the company create an effective fire rebuild plan.
Board-up and Tarping
Chances are, the fire will have left some gaping holes in your home, especially at or near windows and the roof. To keep elements and intruders out, and to prevent further damage, the team will board up and tarp these places.
Using high-powered equipment, the specialist will suck up any water firefighters left in your home. Then, the team will use dehumidifiers and fans to completely dry the area to discourage mold and mildew growth.
Smoke damage can be harmful as well, especially to electronics and furniture. The team will use specialized equipment and techniques to clear your belongings, floors, and walls of smoke and soot.
Clean and Sanitize
In this part of the fire restoration process, a technician will use deodorization methods to get nasty smells out of your home. The team will thoroughly clean every area possible.
Lastly, the crews will replace drywall and carpet, if necessary. For every room of your home that needs attention, the team will do its part to make it look as close as possible to its previous condition.
When you have fire restoration needs, call SERVPRO. These professionals have the skills and tools to do the job right.