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3 Steps in the Fire Damage Restoration Process

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

The Fire Damage Restoration Process Has Three Steps

A fire in your Park Ridge, IL, home can cause catastrophic damage that you won't be able to handle yourself. Fire damage services will use specialized cleaners and tools to ensure they remove all traces of the fire and restore your home to new. Here are three steps that professionals take in the fire restoration process. 

1. Board-Up the House

Fires can easily knock out windows and burn holes in the walls and roof of your home. When these access points aren't closed up, people and animals can easily get into your home and do more damage. The restoration professionals will secure strong boards over any missing doors and holes in the walls. They will also use tarps to cover holes in the roof to keep the weather from getting inside. 

2. Remove Smoke Damage

When not treated and removed correctly, damage from smoke can irreparably harm surfaces and might be impossible to remove entirely. The professionals will remove and catalog all the damaged items they take out of the home. In the next step of the damage cleaning process, they'll remove all traces of smoke and soot from the home and clean and sanitize everything to ensure the smoke smell doesn't return. 

3. Complete Restoration Construction

The final stage in the fire restoration process is to restore your home to the way it was before the fire. Construction services you need could be replacing electrical components damaged in the fire, fixing holes in the walls, or replacing smoke-damaged or destroyed sheetrock. The restoration company will work directly with your insurance company to ensure that you know exactly what is covered and what isn't. 

Dealing with the aftermath of a home fire can be a lengthy, stressful process. However, when you rely on fire restoration services, you can rest assured knowing that everything is being handled appropriately. 

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