What to Expect During the Fire Cleanup Process
Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.
If your home has recently sustained smoke damage or soot damage, it’s important to call fire restoration experts. Unless you have professional tools and expertise at your disposal, it can be nearly impossible to effectively get rid of the damage and odor on your own. Wondering what happens during the typical smoke cleaning process? Here’s what you can expect.
Before cleanup and restoration begins, professional fire restoration experts will first thoroughly inspect the damage and make an assessment. Then they create a plan of action.
Fire damage frequently breaks or damages windows, doors, walls, and roofs. When these crucial exterior elements are damaged, they expose the interior of the home to the elements. During the professional smoke restoration process, board-up services are provided as needed to maintain security and prevent further damage.
If the fire in your home was put out with water, your home probably still has residual moisture. Fire restoration services remove excess water and dry the area with professional-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to minimize water damage.
Smoke damage can be stubborn and pervasive. Fortunately, fire restoration professionals have specialized equipment that can remove soot and smoke from various surfaces in the home.
Once water and smoke have been removed, professional cleaning services can be performed. During this process, indoor structures and belongings are cleaned with various techniques and products. Even odors are removed with the help of industrial fogging equipment and air scrubbers.
The final step to restoring smoke and fire damage is restoring all areas that need it. As part of the restoration process, new carpet may be installed and drywall may be replaced.
As you can see, it would be practically impossible for a homeowner to do all these steps alone. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by smoke damage in your home, take some of the burden off your shoulders by letting the professional fire restoration experts at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle repair the damage. Learn more about our fire restoration process.