Here's What You Need to Do After Fire and Smoke Damage
If your property needs restoration from fire and smoke damage, here are some of the steps involved. Aside from the assessment, removal of your belongings, and cleanup of the debris, you’ll want to be familiar with all the other steps too, especially when you hire a team to do the restoration work. Here’s what you can expect.
Secure the Foundation
To get started, the crew will need to secure the foundation to make sure the structure is sound and safe to enter. Don’t rely on an ‘eyeball test’ Hire pros to check for potential danger from weakened trusses, floor joists, etc.
Clean and Remove Soot
Don’t tackle the smoke and soot on your own. These leave stains behind and require specialized techniques to prevent making the damage even worse. Pumping and airing out the moisture is also an essential step in the cleanup process. Pros have specialized equipment to make that happen. With expert assistance, you can prevent mold growth that often happens from the water that is used to extinguish the fire.
Perform the Repairs
Repairs must be done right away. This goes for both the structure and your belongings. Do you have heirloom pieces in your furniture? Some of the items might be impossible to restore if they’ve been subjected for too long to the soot and smoke. Talk to the restoration firm to learn more about the workaround solutions they offer.
Do the Renovation
A lot of people opt for a complete renovation, though. That’s often because of extensive damage. Talk to the restoration firm. Experienced restoration contractors know when property owners like you are much better 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.