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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Do Fire Restoration Services Help Homeowners?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters fighting a fire in a home. A fire in your home brings multiple after-effects once the fire is put out. Let SERVPRO help your Mendham home.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Technicians Reduce Losses, Claim Expense, and Disruption for Mendham Homeowners After a Property Fire.

What are the most urgent things to do after a fire?

A loss site in your Mendham home requires immediate action. After evacuating the property, you should contact the fire service and your insurer. Arranging for a restoration service from the local area can help to reduce harm to your property. Our priority at your property is to secure it and create a safe workspace. We can protect the property by boarding up broken windows or doors, supplying or returning power for equipment, checking the structure's sound, and providing lighting for the affected area. Fire loss sites need specialist subcontractors while cleaning, drying, and deodorization by fire technicians. Providing the necessary tools and equipment to enter the loss site and mitigate early can make a massive difference to a restoration project's success. 

Why is water mitigation significant for fire restoration?

Rescuing a property from fire damage in Mendham frequently involves some water mitigation experience and expertise. Firefighters mitigate losses by using water to extinguish combusting materials and regain control of the property. While these steps are necessary, they can inadvertently cause further harm to contents and building materials; especially when extensive smoke soiling or soots are involved. Failure to deal with water exposure effectively increases the chances of smoke soil bonding and odor and secondary harms such as mold growth. SERVPRO has expertise in both fire and water restoration. 

What kinds of water mitigation are involved in a fire loss site?

  • If sprinklers activate as a result of fire, removing textiles, documents, books, and porous items to a clean room for drying is essential.
  • Drying floors and replacing wet carpets or pads, blocking furniture and propping up cushions for even drying
  • Applying a temperature of 72 degrees or higher and set up air movers and dehumidifiers

Are additional services, like drying, recorded during fire restoration?

Our crew chiefs can inventory and document the full restoration process in your home. Your initial notification of loss is the first record of fire loss. As the work process occurs, any action is digitally stored, which can help improve restoration by allowing production technicians and crew chiefs to revisit specific areas and update positive or negative outcomes. A document like this is crucial to maintaining a coordinated effort for returning your property to its preloss condition. An additional benefit of inventorying throughout the service is that details can be reviewed by technicians, an insurance adjuster, and the homeowner effortlessly. Many of these details can be used to produce your estimate and final claims report.

What are the forms required for fire restoration initially?

  • Customer information form- fire damage. This form provides details of your property address and a brief description of damages.
  • Notice of Loss is essential to begin the restoration process because it allows us to plan based on the extent of harm. This form is vital to securing the correct equipment and the right number of production technicians for the loss site.
  • Fire Damage initial inspection report. A crew chief completes this on-site while inspecting the property. Any unique requirements are recorded here, and this can form a basis for a restoration estimate.

Is it safe to remain in a home with fire damages?

We use several strategies to make sure your home is safe if you are to remain in the property during restoration. Some of these can be to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. SERVPRO crew chiefs encourage homeowners to point out essential clothing to dry-clean and return to you as quickly as possible. Equally, actual used rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens are restored first to help you resume your everyday life with minimum disruption. Deodorization and air-filtration can help bring malodors under control to provide extra comfort. Our production technicians can guide you on what is safe to use and what areas to avoid in ongoing communications to reduce the disruption associated with fire losses. 

What do technicians do when restoring fire losses during the winter months?

  • Restoring heat to the property using furnaces, boiler repair, or generators to prevent pipes from freezing. If it is not possible to restore power, we can shut off the ability to reduce the chances of burst mains and water intrusion.
  • Filling toilets and drainage sites with antifreeze to reduce the likelihood of blockages or pressure-related backups
  • Inspecting appliances for safety as a priority and, where possible, removing contaminated foods from the area.

Our services are designed to ease the emotional burden and disruption of a house fire. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (862) 278-8756.

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