Few events are as traumatic as dealing with the aftermath of a fire. Gazing out at the charring, ashes, and soot––along with the water damage resulting from fighting the fire––can overwhelm the emotions.
It’s hard to imagine your home feeling like home again. However, experienced fire restoration experts, such as Shambaugh Cleaning & Restoration, have the process down to a science. Here’s how the professionals bring your property, and life, back to normal.
Inspection and Assessment
Restoration professionals visit the property for a complete assessment, documenting details for insurance purposes as they delineate the required steps for restoration.
Emergency Board-Up and Tarping
The property is boarded up, and/or the roof tarped, immediately to protect against injury or unwanted visitors and vandals.
Water Removal and Drying
If water damage is present on the property, the restoration company will pump out moisture and air out the structure, using heaters and fans designed for this purpose. Removing water is not only necessary for restoring the structure, but preventing potential health problems resulting from mold growth.
Smoke and Soot Removal
Restorers, like us, apply advanced equipment and cleaning products to remove stains from various surfaces. Depending on the extent of damage and the material, sanding and refinishing may also be required. Removing smoke odor is as essential as removing visible damage. The company will use one of several methods for removing odor throughout the home, including ozone deodorization or wet or dry fogging.
Repair and Reconstruction
After removing burned structural components, such as walls, ceilings and flooring, the restoration company will proceed with rebuilding. This is where the company’s abilities with contracting and construction, not just cleaning, are essential to returning your property to an inhabitable, beautiful home.