After a property is affected by fire and smoke damage it’s important to act quickly to limit any potential danger or secondary damage to your property. While extinguishing the fire is the immediate priority, once the fire is out, all you see is devastation. There will be a lot of work that needs to be accomplished to restore your property back to normal, but know this is not your burden to carry alone. There are professional fire and water damage technicians that are trained to help you throughout the entire process.
Step 1 – Evaluate
After obtaining written authorization from the Fire Marshal that it’s safe to be on your property, you will be able to walk through your property to assess the extent of the damage. In doing so, you can devise a plan for all tasks that need to be done to salvage, protect and restore your property back to normal as simply, quickly and cost-effectively as possible. The longer you wait to consult a professional disaster relief and restoration company, the higher the risk of irreparable damage and increased costs. The sooner you contact a professional, the better.
Step 2 – Act
Your insurance policy will require you to limit further damage threat to your property after a disaster. If there is standing water on your property due to firefighting efforts, it is vital to first extract the water and remove wet items to limit the damage and prevent mold growth or structural insecurity. Unresolved water, mold and soot damage can cause discoloration and deterioration of surfaces. This destruction will not only affect the property surfaces, but can negatively impact the air quality of the home and can lead to serious health concerns and respiratory issues.
Step 3 – Secure
If you’re required to vacate your property due to the result of fire and water damage, it is your responsibility to secure your property to prevent any additional damage or potential vandalism as you’re away. In a fire damage company’s property evaluations, structural insecurities and places where breaches may occur will be assessed and you will be assisted in boarding up your property to limit potential vandalism as your home restoration occurs.
Step 4 – Restore
As mentioned, fire damage company technicians will go over the plan and informational forms with you to provide you with the knowledge you need to have a full understanding of the fire and smoke remediation process. By evaluating and acting quickly, professional technicians can limit the amount of damage than can occur on your property. They will also help remove items that have soot damage, and through our content restoration process, will clean, dry your items and store them in a facility until the items can be returned to your home.
Pioneer Restoration is a fine example of a fire damage restoration company in the Redmond, OR area. When seeking a fire damage restoration company, look for one that offers 24/7 emergency services and will respond to your call in your time of need. Fire and smoke damage is a traumatic experience for anyone to go through. Make sure that you are in good hands with an experience, professional fire damage restoration company that will do everything they can to alleviate your stress and get your property back to normal as quickly as possible.