In case of a fire, the damage is inevitable. However, the extent of the damage may vary, which of course affects the time and effort that needs to be put by the fire restoration services. But how exactly should you be going about with it? Here are the steps involved in the process of fire restoration. Read on:
Contact a fire restoration agency
This is the first and foremost task you have to do as soon as the fire has been doused is contact a reliable agency that will help you with the proceedings of fire restoration. This task has to be done as quickly as you can so that the damage can be tended to and rectified as soon as possible.
The restoration agency will visit your home to assess the damage caused by the fire. They will carefully analyse all the rooms to determine the extent of damage caused by not only fire but soot and smoke too. Every aspect of damage needs to be covered and rectified separately – so the agency will help you figure it all out.
In case of a lot of damage and destruction of property, the restoration agency will chart out a restoration plan. In this plan, they will prioritise the things they have to deal with first. For example, if the fire has brought down the roof of the house, the roof will be given utmost priority to prevent any further damage from occurring. Every other thing will be numbered and then tended to according to the plan of action.
Smoke and soot cleaning
The entire place will be full of smoke and soot remnants which have to be tackled as soon as possible. The longer the smoke and soot stay back, the harder it is to get rid of it. So it’s best to slowly and steadily start getting rid of the smoke and soot which is well handled by the fire restoration agency.
Cleaning and sanitisation
Whatever materials and items are still intact and fit for use despite going through the fire, the agency will clean and sanitise them so that they’re habitable enough to be suitable for use again. Apart from these, the entire home all the nooks and corners will be disinfected too.
After all the fixing, cleaning, sanitisation, touch ups – the final phase of painting the home and doing up the little bits to make it like it was before are completed.