What’s Next After Having a Fire Damage?
After the fire trucks leave, your home will most likely suffer from fire, smoke damage, and extensive water damage from the firefighters putting out the cause of loss. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor have the knowledge and specialized restoration techniques to start the process quickly and get you back into your home.
Although every fire damage even is a little different, and often requires a unique solution, the general process stays the same. The steps below illustrate our SERVPRO process for fire damage restoration.
Step 1) Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you choose to call SERVPRO. Our office representative will get your information as well as information regarding the fire damage event so that we can respond to your loss quickly and be able to assist you effectively. Getting as much information about the damage will help our staff be prepared and bring the most appropriate equipment and resources for your particular loss.
Step 2) Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
After receiving the information from you, our office representative will make an appointment for our Fire Damage Specialist to meet with you and complete a thorough inspection of the affected areas. We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your home 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. This could cause a break in security and hazards of broken pieces of glass and debris. 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 it present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water that was left after putting the fire out. SERVPRO then uses 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. SERVPRO uses a variety of cleaning techniques that have been mastered 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 back it 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 reconstruction of various areas or rooms in your home.
SERVPRO can help you from the start of the fire damage restoration to the end. Call us now to find out more about our services and what we can do for you.