Fire Damage Restoration Process
Once the fire trucks drive away, your home has likely suffered some extensive damage from the firefighting efforts in addition to the fire and smoke damage. Here at SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we have the specialized training in fire restoration, soot damage restoration, and smoke damage restoration to restore your home to preloss condition.
As you can see below, the fire restoration process has several steps spanning a wide range of time. Luckily, our technicians and office representatives are up to date on training so that they can guide you through the process in a smooth manner.
We strive to be a guide for our customers. Even though we are "faster to any sized disaster," we understand how stressful these moments can be and take every step with precision to make sure that it is the most efficient process for you as a property owner. From the start of your very first inspection to sanitizing the last board in you home, we are always "Here to help!"
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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.