Fire Damage Restoration Process
Help is Available in Shreveport After the Flames Go Out
When the flames have been extinguished, and the glowing embers are gone, your home likely still suffers from smoke, soot, and extensive water damage from firefighting. One thing to think about is that trying to remediate your property is a considerable challenge and a burden most people would never take on. A fire damage restoration professional like SERVPRO of South Shreveport has the experience and training needed to follow the proper fire restoration process and make your home safe again.
There are specific processes we use when rebuilding after a house fire and repairing the damage. As a homeowner, knowing what these processes are may give you the additional peace of mind you need at this time.
In Shreveport, SERVPRO Makes It "Like it never even happened."
After a fire, the goal of our team is to clean the interior of a damaged structure and contents to make it "Like it never even happened." Some of the things SERVPRO handles include:
• Sending a representative to meet with you.
• Stabilizing your property to ensure it is safe to enter.
• Developing a plan for cleaning, deodorizing, and restoring.
• Removing the excess water remaining from firefighting.
• Minimizing the soot and smoke damage.
• Determining which personal items can be restored.
• Staying in touch with you until the work is done.
SERVPRO of South Shreveport has the specialized fire restoration training, and the professionals to restore your home to its pre-fire condition.
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Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.