Fire Damage Restoration Process
Your fire damage restoration needs will depend on the type and size of the fire, as well as the location of the fire damage within your property. At Bright Restoration, we do our best to provide you with superior restoration services, salvaging all that we can salvage without compromising the safety and security of your property. Your comfort and sense of security is important to us, which is why we’ve provided a very detailed step-by-step guide to what you can expect when you contact us.
When you experience a fire in your home, the effects can be devastating. The best thing to do is to remain as calm as possible and contact the proper organizations. If the fire is still burning, contact emergency services. Once the fire has been contained, contact your insurance company or a public adjuster. Next, reach out to us and we will immediately dispatch highly trained fire damage restoration specialists to your home.
Inspection and Assessment
There are a few common types of fires, as well as different types of smoke damage. Once we have determined the type of damage we are dealing with, we will develop a customized treatment plan. Each home will have different needs and will sustain varying degrees of smoke and soot damage. Fires may compromise the structural integrity of your home, so we’ll work to determine whether your windows and walls are secure. We will also asses the air quality of your property to ensure safety of all personnel during the restoration process.
Damage Mitigation Services
Our damage mitigation services are completely customized for your restoration needs. After the initial assessment, our highly trained specialists will identify areas that need immediate attention and the appropriate strategies for your home. For example, if your roof has sustained damage, you may require a tarp service to protect your property from further damage until it can be reconstructed. We know it’s important to maintain the security of your home, so we’ll board up areas that are exposed to any hazardous elements as well as unpredictable weather conditions. At this stage of the fire damage restoration process, we’ll also perform any necessary water removal. If your fire was put out with the help of fire trucks, you may have sustained secondary water damage. Removing excess water requires special tools such as air movers and dehumidifiers to move to the next stage of restoration.
Removal of Smoke
After the area has been secured and dried, the next step is to extract smoke and soot from your property. Different kinds of fires will leave different types of residue. For example, if you have a low oxygen fire, it can be more difficult to remove the wet, smoky residue. Drier smoke, such as the smoke left behind in high oxygen fires, can be cleared more easily. One of the things that makes smoke damage restoration difficult is that the building materials of your home will absorb more odor and smoke if water was used to put out the fire. This occurs because the increase in humidity that comes from putting out the fire will make wood more easily penetrable. Smoke damage restoration is incredibly important because burnt plastic, leather and other household chemicals can increase the toxicity in the air. Before we remove the smoke and soot, we make sure to ventilate your home thoroughly.
Cleaning and Repair
Following a fire, there will be a great deal of clean-up to take on. Often, the fire hoses used to put out the blaze will create new problems. For example, items that have been dyed can bleed and create stains. Wet electrical appliances may pose a threat to you and your loved ones. During cleanup, we properly handle, clean, repair, and discard of all affected materials and appliances, and depending on the severity of the fire, we may need to replace drywall and insulation that has been damaged by all the water.
Fire Damage Restoration
The final stage of the fire damage restoration process is focused on returning your home to its previous state. Restoration is different for every fire. You may require full reconstruction of rooms in your home, or you may need to repaint and replace your flooring. We’ve been in the business for over 15 years, which means we’ve seen it all before! No job is too big or too small for our team at Bright Restoration.