The Steps of Fire Damage Restoration At Your Esopus Home
Any time of year is a good time to practice fire preparedness and revise your family’s escape plan as needed, however everyone should be especially careful during the winter months. The highest number of home fires are in the winter, with December and January being the peak months. Holiday decorations, dried out Christmas trees, electrical issues, candles burning, clogged chimneys, and space heaters running, the chances climb significantly.
Having a plan in place for a fire is one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe. A fire escape plan and emergency precautions are helpful in the moment, but knowing what to do afterwards is valuable and far less overwhelming than being in the dark about it all. Picking the right fire damage restoration company is vital in this process.
What is Their Process of Fire Restoration?
When you pick your damage restoration company in advance, one of the first things you’ll want to know is that you can call them no matter when and have them respond quickly. Not only is SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz ready to help 24/7, but we also guarantee that we will send highly trained, certified and experienced professionals to the scene.
No two fires are the same, here are just a few of the ways we can help:
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins immediately when you call us. Our staff will ask 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 certified technicians 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 customized course of protocol and action. We’ll work directly with your homeowner’s insurance for any necessary emergency services and further remediation.
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, if needed, we’ll board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
Drying out the structure quickly is key to avoiding secondary damages. The water removal process will begin 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, proprietary products and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
Following a “restore vs. replace” mentality, our teams will clean, sanitize, and disinfect all the salvageable and restorable items and structure that were damaged by the fire utilizing 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. The goal is to salvage everything we possibly can for you, rather than you having to replace everything.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home back 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.
SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz has your back every step of the way, from start to finish. If you’ve been affected by a fire, call us right away! We are here 24⁄7 to help you recover.