Here are the easy laid out steps of what we do to assess the damage of your property.
Assessment of the Damage
The first thing that occurs is the damage will be assessed by a General Contractor. Once contacted they will schedule an appointment to meet you at your property or business and fully assess the damage. This could be done before, during or after the clean up process. It may take a few visits to see all the damage on the property is cleared and cleaned up and made safe.
Isolate Unsafe Areas
Unsafe areas with a large amount of fire damage will need to be isolated. The damage to your home will have been caused not only by the fire but the house will also have water damage from the water that was used to put out the fire.
These areas should not be occupied and should be blocked off to prevent any injury to people, animals and avoid further damage to the property.
Next is to ensure that all of the water is removed and cleaned up quickly and the area is allowed to fully dry. Stagnant water can worsen the damage that the fire has already caused to the home. Water left can cause damage to the foundation of the home and could create mold to begin growing on your property.
Smoke and Soot Removal
Now the time is to handle any smoke or soot that was left behind in the property. Smoke damage by itself can cause a large portion of the damage as the oder may never come out of carpets, walls, drapes, clothes etc. and other parts of the home.
There are professionals that are used who are highly trained in soot and smoke removal if acted upon quickly after the fire to your home. We partner up with a few companies that are trusted and do a very professional job. We partner with a few of them that are trusted, professional and do a fantastic job.
Sanitization and Property Cleanup
One of the most important steps is the cleanup and sanitization process to the property. After a very thorough cleaning takes place it becomes more evident what exactly will need to be replaced, repaired and salvaged. This allows the estimator to give you a correct estimate for your property that was damaged by the fire.
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