Fire damage is without a doubt stressful, chaotic, dangerous, and tragic. But, when working with a professional restoration company, the process can become much easier in every area. With The Steam Team, we have a 7-step process when it comes to fire damage restoration. Today, we’ll go over the first 3.
The first phone call you make should be to emergency services - firefighters will begin, carefully and strategically, extinguishing your house fire. However, your emergency contact should not stop there - after the initial phone call to 911, it’s important that you then call your local cleaning and restoration company. Fire damage is often accompanied by water damage, as the firefighters will use water to extinguish the fire itself, so choosing a company who is equipped and experienced to handle both is extremely important.
Inspection and Damage Assessment
After the fire is out, your professional cleaning and restoration company will begin to inspect the home and assess the extent of damage. Not only will this help in the restoration process itself, but it’s also for insurance purposes to ensure that the claim you file is filed correctly and you are given the right amount of reimbursement per your policy. In these cases, it can be difficult for homeowners to correctly assess the damage as it’s extremely hard for them to see their home damaged. That’s why it’s important to call in a professional who knows how to properly document everything - like a restoration company.
Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service
The next step in the process is ensuring the house is kept safe throughout the entire process. With fire damage, windows can become compromised or broken and the roof can be damaged even if you don’t know it. That’s where the professionals come in and board up your windows tarp your roof to protect the inside of your home. In some cases this isn’t needed, but of course, this depends on the extent of damage.