The National Fire Protection Association states that “Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation.” Each of those fires has the potential to cause the loss of human life, pain and suffering, and damage to property.
Anyone who has lost a home to fire can tell you how powerless they felt in the middle of that tragic event.
After all, a house fire is an overwhelming force - devastating everything in its path. And the loss of control is hard for anyone to deal with.
What Is Fire Restoration?
After a fire has ravaged a home, one of the best things you can do is hire a fire damage restoration service company.
Fire restoration services, like those at our company, are designed to mitigate the damage from a fire. We help you with cleanup, remove smoke damage, water damage remediation, interior and exterior reconstruction, and mold services.
We are here to respond, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to your fire damage repair and restoration emergency. We also will work closely with your insurance company to assist you with your claim.
Steps To Restore Fire Damage
Although every fire damage restoration process differs in its details, at our company we always follow the same general approach. This ensures that we address all the important points so that the restoration is successful.
Here are the steps that a high-quality fire damage restoration will follow:
Inspect and Assess
Once the fire is out, an experienced and qualified inspector will immediately go to your property. They will perform a comprehensive and thorough fire damage assessment of the site.
The inspector’s report will cover items such as how much of the building has fire or water damage and how far they penetrate the structure. It will also show how much soot and smoke is on surfaces and tell you what items show signs of heat or additional damage.
This assessment will describe how extensive the cleanup will be and show what the property contents look like.
Prevent Further Damage
The next business order is to prevent any further damage-whether from the elements, looters, or increased deterioration from water or firefighting chemicals. We also want to help avoid problems from soot damage, smoke residue, or toxic smoke.
We will install fencing around your home to protect it from vandals. We also want to avoid weather damage, so we place a tarp over any damaged section of the roof and seal off any openings in the structure's side.
Finally, we separate any home areas that were undamaged by the fire from those that were. This prevents the shifting of contamination and corrosion from the dirty side to the clean.
Repair, Renovate, and Restore
After the fire damage cleanup, our restoration efforts shift to returning your home to a pre-fire condition. Your fire-damaged property is no match for our fire damage restoration professionals. We also will address any water damage restoration issues at the same time.
We repair any recoverable personal items that were removed in the decontamination phase. We understand how important your priceless heirlooms are and carefully restore them to their pre-loss condition.
Meanwhile, we remove any parts of the structure that are not salvageable and replace them. This may include the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roof, walls, and floors. It also might include counters, cabinets, and fixtures.
In some cases, renovation may be preferable to repair and structural damage restoration. If that is the case, Mold Remediation Tulsa will be with you every step of the way as a beautiful phoenix arises from the ashes of your old home.
How To Choose A Fire Damage Restoration Company?
When you are looking for your fire restoration company, time is of the essence. The faster you begin work, the lower your cost and the better your outcome will be.
At the same time, you want to make sure you pick the right company to restore your home.
You need one that can mitigate damage, work with insurance, and knows project management. A high-quality company will be able to do roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, remodeling, and construction work.
Additionally, a good firm will be insured, bonded, licensed, and have experience managing complex projects. It will be able to work both the demolition and installation/construction tasks in parallel to get the job done in the fastest timeframe possible.
We can work directly with your insurance company so that you never receive a bill. Your fire damage restoration cost will be far less than you might imagine.
We know how horrifying a home fire is. We can help. We pledge is to make your property look like the fire never happened.