What Happens During Fire Restoration
Fire restoration is vital after a fire has ravaged your home or commercial property. Unfortunately, fires can happen for many common reasons. These could be electric short circuits, unattended candles, kitchen fires, carelessly disposed cigarettes, or overloading of electric sockets. These issues can quickly turn your home or business into an inferno.
After a severe fire, it is vital to ensure complete and thorough fire restoration. An initial inspection can determine any necessary structural repairs.
So, what happens during a fire restoration process? First, it’s good to know why fire restoration is necessary.
How Fire Damages a Building
Here are two reasons that restoration after a fire is necessary.
Property damage — Depending on the magnitude, fire can damage and destroy a lot of property and personal belongings in a short time. This damage can range from a hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.
Smoke and soot damage — Smoke smell permanently attaches itself to your valuable possessions, which is challenging to remove. Also, soot stains walls, carpeting, upholstery, and clothes.
Steps to Home Fire Damage Restoration
Here are the necessary steps to restore your home or business premises to their previous condition.
1. Structural Damage Assessment
First, it is crucial to have experts assess the extent of structural damage due to fire. This includes checking the damage to windows, doors, ceilings, and the physical structure of the building.
2. Structural Drying to Restore Fire Damage
It is vital to completely dry out a building after a fire to restore it. This process involves attaching tarps to damaged roofs to prevent water damage. Additionally, fire restoration involves dehumidifying rooms to remove excess moisture and speed up the drying process. This step is crucial to prevent mold growth.
3. Debris Removal
In smaller fires, it is crucial to remove all damaged debris. Taking away smaller damaged items can help to reduce soot and smoke odor intensity. Additionally, it may be necessary to remove smoke-damaged items and furniture that are beyond repair.
In many cases, SERVPRO has technology that can extract noxious smoke odors and soot stains from personal belongings. Our technicians carry out a thorough assessment of the items’ condition.
4. Smoke Damage and Soot Removal
A vital part of fire restoration is mitigating smoke damage and removing the effects of soot. To do this, our technicians will evaluate smoke damage, clean structural items from smoke, and remove odors. In addition, it is necessary to scrub walls, ceilings, and home fixings before carrying out a thorough restoration.
5. Repairs and Restoration
After the effects of smoke and soot damage have been removed from a fire-damaged home, it is necessary to carry out essential repairs. This may involve repairing HVAC systems, roofs, electrical systems, plumbing, and painting.
Has Your Home in Dallas Been Damaged by Fire?
Please get in touch with SERVPRO of Dallas Love to learn about our Dallas fire damage restoration services. We can offer a free, no-obligation quote on how to repair your property after a devastating fire.
Call us at (214) 272-7600 for help ASAP.