5 Major Steps for Fire Restoration
There are several steps involved when your property needs restoration from fire and smoke damage. The team at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South will begin with an assessment, the removal of your belongings, and the cleanup of the debris. Once those steps are complete they will move on to the structural repairs. Here’s what you can expect:
1. Secure the Foundation
The first step is to secure the foundation. The team will assess and then secure the foundation to make sure the structure is safe to enter. Never rely on an ‘eyeball test’, hire pros to check for potential danger from weakened trusses, floor joists, etc.
2. Clean and Remove Soot
The next step is to clean and remove soot and smoke damage. Don’t tackle the smoke and soot on your own. Smoke and soot leave stains behind and it takes specialized techniques to clean and neutralize them and prevent them from making the damage worse.
3. Moisture Control
Due to the amount of water used to put out the fire moisture can be a real problem. Pumping and airing out the moisture is an essential step in the cleanup process. With expert assistance, you can prevent mold growth and rot. Our team has specialized equipment to dry out your home and prepare it for the repairs it needs.
4. Perform the Repairs
When it comes to your home and belongings it's important that the repairs are done right away. The longer your items are left exposed to the soot and smoke the harder it may be to restore them. If you don’t start making repairs on the building itself you may end up needing more work done like mold removal or rot. Make sure that you talk to the restoration firm to learn more about the restoration timeline and any of the workaround solutions they offer.
5. Do the Renovation
Due to extensive fire, smoke, and soot damage, a lot of people opt for a complete renovation. Talk to the restoration firm about your situation and the best solution. Experienced restoration contractors know when property owners like you are much better off going for a total renovation.
The IICRC certified team at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South has experience in fire and smoke damage restoration and renovation.
You can call them anytime 24/7 for a quick response to your emergency. Just call (727) 793-1333.