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4 Steps to Fire Damage Restoration

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Drywalls covered with smoke damage Fire damage in Summerhill, PA.

Steps To Restore Your Home After a Fire

Fire restoration is usually an extensive process. Fire destroys building materials and contents and fills the remaining structure with ash, smoke, soot, and water from fire suppression efforts. Rely on a specialized cleaning company and a restoration company or a single service capable of cleaning up fire and smoke damage and completing the restoration. Here are the four steps necessary to restore your home following a fire.

1. Contact Your Insurance Provider

Notify your insurer as soon as the fire has been extinguished. You should clarify the limits of your policy for cleanup and restoration. You may also be able to ask for an advance for mitigation.

2. Obtain an Estimate

Schedule a consultation with a fire mitigation service. These specialists can give you an idea of the cost and duration of time necessary for damage cleaning. You can also contact a fire restoration company or seek out a single service with the expertise and equipment necessary to complete the entire process.

3. Clean Up Fire Damage

A cleanup company will start by removing any water introduced by fire suppression efforts. Experts will then use specialized methods to clean damaged building materials and contents. Non-porous or durable materials may undergo dry or wet cleaning or specialized methods such as abrasive blasting, immersion, or ultrasonic waves. Delicate or porous items may be cleaned by spraying and wiping or with foam.

4. Restore Damaged Materials and Contents

Contents with smoke damage can be cleaned and stored offsite. These items can be returned when the restoration is complete.

You may obtain the best results by relying on a single mitigation and fire restoration service in Summerhill, PA. Working with one service can ensure that the experts working in your home are aware of all of the work that has been done during cleanup and all the measures that should be taken during the restoration phase.

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