Fire damage can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be a simple grease fire that can cause damage or it can be something more serious such as fire caused by lightning. Unless the fire damage was negligible, it is generally recommended that property owners seek the professional help of a fire restoration contractor.
Here is a summary of the typical services that will be offered by SERVPRO.
Restoration services for damage caused by fire
- Smoke and soot removal - Smoke from a fire can linger for a very long time unless it is professionally removed. Fire and water restoration companies will use special deodorizers and ozone to completely remove smoke and its odor. Different materials in the house have different levels of smoke absorption and only an expert restoration company will know how to treat each material.
- Structural repair - Some homeowners will be surprised to know that a very large part of the building structure can be restored although it might look hopeless to the home owner. A professional fire and water restoration company will help you save a lot of money with restorations instead of destruction and rebuilding which can result in very high expenses.
- Damage to the floor - Often times, the floor is often the first to be damaged in a fire. A fire and water restoration contractor will be able to tell you if the floor in your house or property is salvageable with restoration work or if it will have to be replaced.