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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Planning Fire Restoration Successfully for Bellingham Properties

1/21/2024 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with walls covered in soot If fire damage occurs on your property, be sure to contact SERVPRO. Our technicians can help create a speedy remediation process.

Steps Necessary to Control Fire Damage

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Fire restoration in any Bellingham property can be complex, necessitating sophisticated equipment and skills to facilitate the process. SERVPRO® provides well-trained and fully equipped teams to manage repairs. Our vast experience helps expedite the process and manage things smoothly.

What to prioritize for smooth restoration

  • Safety assessment
  • Damage assessment
  • Content restoration
  • Structural repairs

The heat and flames involved in a fire incident can destabilize structural areas, creating safety hazards. In some instances, water damage may occur from firefighting or damaged plumbing systems, creating safety issues like slippery floors, electrical shorts, and compromised structural areas. A safety assessment ensures the occupants and anyone entering the building are not exposed to unnecessary risks. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians use char gauges, circuit analyzers, and other tools to ensure your property is safe.

Another crucial assessment is the level of damage since every fire incident is unique. Some important aspects to establish during such assessment include how far the smoke residues spread, the level of charring, and how strong the smoke odors feel. Our SERVPRO crews also classify contents based on damage levels, identifying salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable items.

Identifying damage levels helps ease content restoration and structural repairs through better planning. For example, you can tell from the start whether any items require water damage repairs and which structural areas require teardown to facilitate the replacement of affected materials. Our teams help resurface or refinish affected areas. 

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