Fire Damage Tips

Successfully handling fire damage restoration is not an easy task. Most property owners are extremely stressed after a catastrophe, making fire damage restoration a daunting task. Reaching out to disaster restoration experts is important to prevent putting yourself and your house at further risk. Our fire damage technicians know the proper techniques to carry out the process quickly and efficiently.

Read on to see the most common questions that our clients ask to learn the essentials of the restoration process:

Can We Repair Fire Damage?

This depends on the extent of the fire damage. When our team arrives on-site, we quickly try to protect your contents and move them to safe places. They will assess the depth of damages and create a custom restoration plan to restore your property to pre-loss condition.

How Long Does the Restoration Process Take?

Depending on the size and damage done to your property, restoring to the pre-loss condition may take a couple of days to more than a week. Note that commercial buildings, like warehouses and offices, can take more time due to their bigger size, being heavily equipped, and several inspection codes that they need to pass.

Can I Do the Restoration Myself?

We do not recommend that you attempt to clean the affected areas yourself. DIY restoration can be dangerous, as the fire and soot damage can affect the infrastructure of the property. Also, using improper cleaning agents and techniques can worsen the damage. Keep in mind that a successful fire damage restoration process requires great skill and experience – like the experts at ServiceMaster Restoration Services by Ideal Group.

What Safety Concerns are There After Fire Damage?

Worker and occupant safety is our top priority. Our team will identify and address safety hazards in the initial inspection including air quality, debris removal, electrical hazards, etc. We will unplug all electrical appliances, turn off the main electrical source if necessary, and dispose of the burnt appliance and electrical cords. This is why it’s important to leave the restoration to the professionals.

What Items Should I Keep in Possession?

You should keep the following thing with you during the restoration:

  • Medications
  • Cash/checkbooks
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Personal documents
  • Valuable items and collections
  • Pets
  • Gasoline cans/flammables

You can trust the restoration professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration by Ideal Group to get the job done right. Our team will help you avoid the disaster of DIY restoration. We are fully equipped to deal with structural repairs, smoke damage, soot, and content packout. Regardless of the extent of the damage, we can help you restore your property to its pre-loss condition.