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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

5 Steps of the Restoration Process

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

guy standing with fire extinguisher Kitchen fire damage can happen anytime.

When you think of fire restoration, you probably think of the end result of fire damage cleanup, when everything that was destroyed gets rebuilt. Before they can rebuild, however, fire damage experts in Memphis, TN, have to do a lot of cleanup and damage repair. There are several steps of mitigation that technicians have to work through in order 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 assess the damage to your home. They know they will likely need to contend with fire, water, soot and smoke damage.

2. Water Damage Repair

Firefighters usually have to use a lot of water to extinguish the flames. Unfortunately, this means your home probably has a lot of 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 take place, all of it has to be removed out of every crack and crevice.

4. General Cleaning

After the major issues have been tackled, there is probably still some minor damage cleaning that needs to be done before the structure can be rebuilt. Any materials that are damaged or have sustained secondary damage must be repaired or removed. All surfaces must be disinfected to get rid of bacteria or other microbes.

5. Restoration

Finally, after everything is cleaned, restoration specialists can begin to rebuild your home. They not only replace the parts of the structure that were not salvageable but also make sure the rebuild matches the remaining structure so that the final 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.

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