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SERVPRO of Sussex County and the Fire Restoration Process

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sussex County and the Fire Restoration Process

   A house fire can cause extensive damage from fire and smoke and also water damage from the firefighting efforts.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Sussex County have the expertise and training to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

  Although every fire event is different and the damage may vary; a unique solution is required but the general process is the same.  We have listed the steps below to illustrate our process for a fire emergency.

  1. Call SERVPRO – The SERVPRO National Call Center is available and staffed 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Our professional representative will ask a series of specific questions regarding the fire and will dispatch the nearest SERVPRO Franchise Professional and they will arrive quickly to the scene with the appropriate equipment and resources.
  2. Inspection and Assessment – the SERVPRO of Sussex County professionals will carefully inspect your property and test adjoining rooms for fire, smoke and soot damage. The information gathered at this point is crucial to develop a plan of action.
  3. Roof Tarp and Board-Up Service – this is sometimes an immediate need after a fire since the event can compromise windows, walls and roofs. Our SERVPRO professionals will offer the service to properly board up missing windows and place tarps over damaged roofs.  This will add security and hopefully prevent further damage.
  4. Water Removal and Drying – If water damage is present the water removal process begins almost immediately and the majority of the water is removed. Dehumidifiers and air movers are used to complete then drying process.
  5. Smoke and Soot Removal – All surfaces which have been exposed to smoke and soot are cleaned with specialized equipment and techniques. This includes ceilings and walls and other surfaces.
  6. Cleaning and Sanitizing – The SERVPRO professionals will clean all restorable items and structures damaged in the fire to pre-fire condition. Odors are removed by air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
  7. Restoration – The final step is restoration – which means getting your home back to its pre-fire condition. This may involve minor repairs such as replacing drywall, painting and new flooring installation or if the damage is extensive; full reconstruction measures may be required.

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property. 

Please call SERVPRO of Sussex County at 302-856-9768 or go to: www.SERVPROsussexcounty.com for more information and services.

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