Fire Damage Restoration Process
A structure fire at your home or business can be a devastating occurrence. Along with damage from the flames, your property may experience odors from smoke, soot staining, or water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is equipped and prepared to handle all these various issues and will arrive on scene as quickly as possible to begin the remediation process. Although every fire damage is a little different, the following are the standard steps followed by SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County to help return your structure to its preloss condition:
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The process begins with your phone call. 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 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 needed)
The water removal process, if needed, begins almost immediately. After extraction of standing water, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove any remaining water and complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
We use specialized equipment, techniques, and chemicals to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all 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.
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. As a licensed General Contractor, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County can take your property through the processes of mitigation, remediation, and reconstruction all with one company.
If fire has damaged your home or business, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help! Give us a call at 850-466-3089 to begin your fire damage restoration process.