House fires are among the most devastating disasters that can occur in your home. Just two years ago, the California wildfire burned over 3,6000 structures, including homes. Fire damage can affect all parts of a structure—including walls, ceilings, flooring, and furniture—and restoring these items is not something that should be attempted without professional help. So, the next step is considering fire damage restoration and the professional process that goes into it.
How to Identify Fire Damage
Fire damage is the destruction caused by the fire itself, as well as smoke and soot from fire suppression efforts. This hazard can result in any of the following:
- Discoloration of walls, ceilings, and floors
- Holes in drywall
- Warped or melted items
- Charred furniture and other structural materials.
It’s important to note that fire damage restoration goes beyond simply cleaning up the fire and smoke damage; it also includes restoring the structure to its original condition. But more on that soon.
The Process of Fire Damage Restoration
Fire damage restoration is a complex process that requires specialized knowledge, experience, and resources. Commercial fire damage contractors such as Intergrity use advanced fire-fighting tactics to ensure the fire damage doesn’t affect other parts of your home.
The restoration process typically involves the following steps:
Cleaning and sanitizing fire-damaged areas to remove any smoke, soot, and fire residue.
Making structural repairs such as replacing walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture where necessary. We make your home beautiful again by sealing and painting any fire-damaged surfaces.
The finishing touches are added by restoring the home’s original condition before fire damage occurred. This includes painting, staining, and replacing fixtures.
4. Taking Inventory
We make it a priority to take inventory of fire-damaged items to determine what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced.
5. Providing a Climate-Controlled Space for Your Belongings
We ensure fire-damaged items are stored in a climate-controlled facility to minimize additional damage while we remodel to get your home back to the way it was.
Ensuring a Professional Handles Each Step Thoroughly
Understanding the process is the first step, but more than that, it’s important to ensure a fire restoration professional handles each step thoroughly. And if you have any doubts, you can always check our fire restoration process in more detail—never be afraid to ask when it comes to your home.
Fire damage can be dangerous and destructive; so, you must contact a licensed fire damage contractor like Integrity as soon as possible after the fire is extinguished.
Integrity Takes the Damage Out of Fire Damage
At Intergrity, fire restoration is our specialty. Our experienced fire restoration team provides comprehensive fire and smoke damage services for residential and commercial properties. We understand how devastating a fire can be, which is why we provide efficient and thorough fire damage restoration services concerning the safety of you and your family.
If you’ve been affected by fire or smoke damage in your home or business, contact Integrity today at (770) 966-9987. We are here to make fire damage restoration as easy and stress-free as possible for you.