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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The Standard Steps in a Fire Restoration

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Two technicians cleaning soot damage from a ceiling Removing smoke and soot damage in a Mineola, NY home.

Fire Restoration Process

Roughly, 350,000 home fires occur every year in the U.S. These are frightening events that cause serious injuries and millions of dollars of property damage. They happen quickly and can spin out of control in a matter of minutes. The first step is to get everyone out of the home and call 911. The fire crew will arrive and put out the fire and then depart the scene when the job is completed. The next step is fire restoration. This is a difficult, technical job and should be trusted by a qualified fire remediation company in Mineola, NY. Though each fire is unique, restoration technicians follow a proven process that maximizes safety and efficiency.

The Essential Steps

After being contacted, a crew of highly-trained technicians is dispatched to the home. They begin with an inspection and damage assessment of the property and use this information to develop a plan of action. If necessary, they will board up the home or put a tarp over it to keep the away secure and avoid further damage. The next steps are as follows:

  • Water removal and drying, if needed
  • Removal of smoke damage from all surfaces
  • Removal of soot damage
  • Cleaning and repair

The final stages of the fire restoration include drywall repair, painting and laying down new carpeting. After major fires, major reconstruction is sometimes needed.

The Important Tools and Techniques

A professional crew uses advanced equipment to remove water, dry out wet areas, remove smoke and soot damage and facilitate damage cleaning. Air filtration devices, ozone machines and thermal foggers are sometimes necessary to rid a home of persistent smoke odors. Industry-recommended cleaning agents are employed to clean all surfaces impacted by the fire. Technicians also employ a variety of cleaning techniques for personal belongings, fabrics and other materials. The fire restoration process is complete when the home is restored to its original condition.

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