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What Happens During Fire Restoration?

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Happens During Fire Restoration? Fire remediation in a Buffalo, MN home

Fire Restoration Process

If your Buffalo, MN home has been damaged in a fire, then you will likely need to have professional fire restoration done. There are several steps to ensure your home is as close to a pre-fire condition as possible. Here are a few things that you can expect to happen during the process.

1. Inspection

The first thing that may happen after you contact the emergency restoration company is an inspection. Workers will come in and assess the extent of the damage to determine the best way to proceed.

2. Remediation

After the inspection, remediation can be done to minimize any further damage to your home. Depending on the extent of the damage, this can include boarding up doors, windows and missing walls as well as placing tarps over damaged roofing.

3. Water and Smoke Removal

If the fire was severe and was put out with a hose, then you may have water damage along with fire and smoke damage. Both water and smoke will need to be removed quickly during fire restoration to prevent it from getting worse. Dehumidifiers and air filters will likely be used during this stage.

4. Cleanup and Sanitization

Damage cleaning is an important step in the process and can be done before repairs begin. If you have damaged belongings that can be salvaged, these will be cleaned along with the structure of the building. Air scrubbers can be used to remove smoke odors from the home.

5. Restoration

The last step is to restore your home to its previous condition. Restoration can include rebuilding areas of the house, replacing carpets and flooring, repainting rooms, and making any other necessary repairs.

While both a fire and the aftermath can be distressing, professionals can help you get your home back. With the proper equipment, both the structure of your house as well as many of the items in it can be saved during fire restoration.

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