Understanding the Fire Restoration Process

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds in the U.S., and in 2021, there were an estimated 1.35 million fires across the country.

Experiencing a home or office fire can be scary, and knowing what to do next can be overwhelming. Even if the damage appears minimal, you need a trusted fire restoration expert to help you deal with the clean-up safely, quickly and efficiently.

Depending on the size of the fire and the amount of damage it caused, the fire restoration process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months and includes multiple steps, from thoroughly assessing the damage to repairing or rebuilding the structure. Let’s take a closer look at everything necessary to ensure your property is professionally restored following a fire.

Assessing the damage

Once the area is safe to enter, our trained staff will begin assessing the damage. Our team will thoroughly check for any signs of structural damage and carefully inspect the interior to determine the extent of the damage caused by fire, smoke, soot and water, so we can develop a comprehensive plan of action.

To protect your property from further damage, we’ll also complete any emergency repairs, including boarding up missing windows and walls or sealing parts of the roof, to ensure your property is safe and secure throughout the restoration process.

Removing contents part of fire restoration process

Following the assessment, our expert team will determine which items can be salvaged and which items are too damaged to repair. Thanks to advanced recovery techniques, we can help minimize your loss, restore belongings to their pre-fire condition, and properly dispose of any items that are truly unrecoverable.

Remediating water damage

In addition to fire damage, you need to quickly remediate any water damage left from putting the fire out. Standing water can quickly worsen structural damage and significantly increase the risk of mold growth. To prevent this, our experienced team will use industrial fans, dehumidifiers and air movers to ensure your property is completely dry before cleaning and repairs begin.

Cleaning and sanitizing

Harmful particles from smoke and soot can spread quickly and settle into various surfaces in your home or business, including flooring, carpets, textiles, paper and drywall. Our team will use professional-grade cleaning and deodorizing products and equipment to deep-clean all furnishings and remove any lingering odors and contaminates.

Restoring and repairing

Finally, our crew can remove and replace any damaged drywall, floors, windows and ceilings, and paint and restore any walls or other structures damaged during the fire. If a complete rebuild is required, we can manage the entire process from start to finish, so you can rest assured that everything is handled properly.

Trust us for your fire damage restoration service needs

There is so much more involved in the fire restoration process than just cleaning and repairing the areas the fire damaged. At Atlantic Property Restoration, we provide the tools, knowledge and expertise you need to get your property back to its original state. Call us today to learn more about our fire restoration process or other property restoration services.

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