Fire Damage Cleanup In Six Steps
Residential and commercial fires cause physical, financial, and emotional challenges to you and your family. The effects are often difficult for those on the outside to understand. To help heal the process, restoration specialists know how to address your needs quickly and efficiently.
When a fire disaster occurs, ensure the safety of your family or employees first. Once everyone is safe, call a restoration crew immediately. The longer your property is exposed to smoke, soot, and ash, the more extensive (and expensive) the property damage.
Did You Know?
Stover’s Restoration is the disaster restoration industry leader in Wichita and its surrounding areas. They offer 24/7 emergency services and work quickly to restore your property to pre-loss condition. The most important thing? Do not wait to call! Putting off a restoration service will cause long-term damage, which ultimately means long-term expenses. Save your time, money, and energy and call the fire damage cleanup professionals.
Listed below are the six steps you should expect from a professional fire damage cleanup and restoration company.
- Inspection of Home or Commercial Building
Professionals inspect and test areas of your building affected by the fire and analyze the extent of the damage. Some areas are easier to spot than others. For example, your floor may seem fine to the naked eye, but underneath could be structural damage. This first step determines an action plan for the restoration process.
- Emergency Board up and Tarping
Temporary board-up and tarping repairs secure your property from further liability after a disaster. Without professional board up, animals, rain, and thieves can invade your property and cause more damage. Technicians cover roofs, windows, doors, and walls to secure and protect your home and business.
- Water Damage Cleanup (if necessary)
Many people do not expect water damage to affect their home or business after a fire. But pipe bursts, firefighter hoses, extinguishers, and Kansas rainstorms cause the majority of damage after a fire. Technicians will extract all water from the premises and dry the affected areas. This process will protect the home or building from long-term structural damage and mold and mildew.
- Smoke and Soot Removal
Companies like Stover’s Restoration use innovative equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Instead of harsh chemicals, Stover’s use an eco-friendly and organic method called “Soda Blasting.” The machine blasts compressed air and bicarbonate baking soda onto the surface to be cleaned. These techniques guarantee your home will be safe from any harsh particles or further damage.
- Smoke Odor Removal and Ozone Treatment
Be sure to hire a company that uses Ozone treatment to remove odors from your home or business. This treatment uses powerful oxidizers and organic chemicals to break down molecules and remove the odor and smoke permanently.
- Property Restoration
The pros transform your home or business to its pre-loss condition. Restoration includes minor repairs such as painting, replacing carpet, and plumbing. For major repairs, restoration crews offer structural reconstruction or electrical wiring installation.
Stover’s Restoration doesn’t just clean and repair the structural damage—they’ll also restore your contents. So if your furniture, electronics, or jewelry needs a little TLC, Stover’s will salvage your items through their extensive cleaning and sanitation techniques.