Smoke and fire can cause extensive damage. Repairing that damage is challenging because there are certain safety elements to consider. Fire and smoke restoration are an essential part of getting your home back to its pre-loss condition.
But what exactly do these services cover, and how do they work?
What is Fire & Smoke Restoration?
When your home experiences a fire, it creates extensive loss. The loss might include personal property and belongings, as well as damage to the structure.
The intent of restoration is to clean up the damage and then repair and restore your home to the condition it was in before the fire happened.
But fire and smoke restoration involve far more than just rebuilding. There are several steps in the process, including prepping the space, any necessary demolition, repairs and reconstruction, cleaning, and so on.
In addition to the fire and smoke damage, you likely also have water damage from fighting the fire.
Here’s a brief overview of how the process might work.
Inspect & Assess
The first step is to assess the damage and figure out what needs to be done. A restoration company should do a thorough inspection and review the damage to create a plan for restoration.
The assessment will uncover the extent of the damage, including any fire, smoke, and water damage that occurred. They can review the structure and the full extent of repairs that will be required.
This information can be used to create an estimate for restoration.
The next step will be to prepare the property. There may be different components to this as well. For example, if there was damage to the exterior of the property that affects security, areas may need to be boarded up until restoration occurs. It’s also important to be sure that the property is safe to enter and work in.
Areas that are not secure from weather and the outside world will need to be made safe. Debris can be removed and water can be removed as well in this step.
Before the restoration begins, most companies will see how much they can clean up and how much smoke damage can be cleaned and removed prior to restoration. Cleanup needs to occur here, but will also be necessary when the restoration is complete.
Industrial equipment and cleaning supplies are used to thoroughly clean up smoke and soot and safely handle anything that was affected by chemicals.
Fire & Smoke Restoration
Finally, the restoration process can begin. The crew will begin to rebuild and reconstruct the affected areas. The goal is always to return your home to its pre-loss condition. Restoring the structure and the other elements of your home will take time to accomplish.
Other elements of the restoration process might include roofing, electrical work, flooring work, drywall work, and more.
If you’re in need of fire and smoke restoration, Trujillo’s Cleaning Company can help. We offer a quick response and will work with you to restore your home.