The Fire Damage Process
Check out this awesome website from the U.S. Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/winter.html it has some statistics regarding fires in the home.
When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest specializes in fire restoration and will restore your home or business to pre-fire condition.
The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “usual” fire damage emergency:
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Omaha Southwest. You will be asked questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
Our highly trained team will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.
Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family or your business. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We will always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.
After any fire damage occurs, above all your safety is the most important thing to consider. Let SERVPRO help with your fire damage needs today, 24/7 including holidays 402-408-0134.