Fire Damage Restoration Process
Sometimes fire damage is part of our lives, we hope that no one ever has to experience fire damage but when you do SERVPRO is by your side. Our fire response team is able to restore your property as well as items with in your property most of the time. We operate on a 24/7/365 basis in order to arrive as soon as possible and keep damages to a minimum. SERVPRO will generally use an ozone machine and scrub the ceilings, floors and walls after a fire to rid the odor and clean the air vents if they've been exposed.
SERVPRO of South Fleming Island / North Bradford County takes into account that your property may have structural damage or water damage from what put the fire out and its something we will look into upon arrival of the site. It can be a process and one that affects your everyday life activities but SERVPRO will make this process effective and efficient to relieve you and allow you to cope with the situation at ease.
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Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call us. 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 adjoining rooms of 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 water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of 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. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
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.