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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Understanding the Fire Mitigation Process

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

Pieces of a puzzle that each have terms of a process written on them. Like all good processes, many things must come together to make the most of a situation.

What to Expect After a Fire

1. Assessment

The first thing specialists must do is get a clear picture of the extent of the damage. They walk through your home, making note of fire, water, and smoke damage that needs to be mitigated. At the end of this visit, they compile an itemized list of tasks and can try to formulate a general cost and timeline for the work needed.

2. Removal
Before technicians can repair salvageable items, they must remove everything that needs to be thrown out. Even if something can be saved, it still needs to be removed so that they can work on repairs. Personal belongings must be removed and either set aside for cleaning or discarded.

3. Cleaning

After all destroyed materials have been removed, a thorough cleaning is in order. A big part of fire restoration is cleaning not only the soot and smoke left by the fire but also the water damage that happened from the fire being put out. Every surface must be disinfected before new materials can be brought in.

4. Restoration

Once damage cleaning is done, technicians can build on the existing structure to restore your property. New drywall can be added and painted to match the rest of the area. New tile and flooring can be installed. Finally, items that were able to be restored can be moved back into the space.

A home fire may cause a lot of damage, but most homes can be repaired to preloss conditions. The fire restoration process starts with assessment and mitigation. Then, technicians take the steps necessary to return your home to all of its former glory.

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