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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

5 steps of the restoration process

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

When you think of fire restoration, you probably think of the result of fire damage cleanup, when everything that was destroyed gets rebuilt. However, before the rebuild, fire damage restoration experts in Bartlett, TN; Cordova, TN; and surrounding areas have to do cleanup and damage repair. There're several mitigation steps technicians have to work through to get to the final stage of restoration.

1. Assessment

Before technicians do anything, they have to see how bad the damage is. Therefore, the first thing they will do when they arrive is to assess your home's damage. They know they will likely need to contend with fire, water, soot, and smoke damage.

2. Water Damage Repair

Firefighters have to use a lot of water to extinguish the flames. Unfortunately, this means your home may have water damage. Excess water must be extracted, and the affected area needs to be dried.

3. Smoke and Soot Damage Repair

Smoke and soot get everywhere during a fire. Before fire restoration can occur, all of it has to be removed out of every crack and crevice.

4. General Cleaning

After tackling the significant issues, there's probably still some minor damage cleaning that needs to occur before rebuilding. Any materials that are damaged or have sustained secondary damage must be repaired or removed. All surfaces must be disinfected to rid of bacteria or other microbes.

5. Restoration

Finally, after everything is cleaned, restoration specialists can begin to rebuild your home. They'll replace the parts of the structure that were not salvageable and make sure the rebuild matches the remaining structure so that the outcome looks "Like it never even happened."

Technicians have to do a lot of work to restore your home after a fire. Fire restoration is merely the final step of the process of making your home livable again. Contact SERVPRO of Bartlett / Cordova today at (901) 382-0900.

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