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What To Expect During a Home Restoration Process After a Fire

9/24/2022 (Permalink)

Roof a home damaged by a fire Roof damaged by fire in a home in Chandler, AZ.

Fire Restoration Process

If flames break out in your home, it can be a daunting task to clean up the mess and get your house back to its previous condition. That is why trusted fire damage restoration professionals should take the lead after an emergency to issue all necessary repairs. Here are the six things you can expect out of the fire restoration process.

1. Damage Evaluation
The first key step for experts is to inspect your Chandler, AZ, home and assess all the damage. This allows them to get a full-scale picture of what repairs will be needed and officially launches the restoration project.

2. Securing the Structure
Your property may be unsafe even after flames are put out, with windows and the roof especially likely to be compromised. Experts will board up the structure and tarp the roof to ensure the highest level of structural safety.

3. Water Extraction
After a fire, most homes face water damage due to responders' efforts of putting out the flames. Before fire restoration can begin, water damage must be taken care of in full, including the removal of excess water and drying of the structure.

4. Smoke Damage Removal
At this point in the process, professionals will tackle the smoke and soot buildup within the home. This step requires specialized cleaning techniques to remove the smoke and prepare the space for a rebuild.

5. Overall Damage Cleaning
Following water and smoke removal, crews will sanitize every impacted surface to kill off any bacteria or harmful properties. They may also use deodorization techniques should smoke odors remain.

6. Restoration and Repairs
Last but not least, the process will conclude with restoring the home to its pre-fire condition. This could involve a number of repairs from minor efforts like re-painting walls to an extensive reconstruction of some areas.
The damage in each fire restoration project will vary, but the process itself will typically always include these six steps.

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