It can seem like all hope is lost if your business or home has been damaged by a fire. You might feel overwhelmed and unsure of the steps you need to take to restore your property to its original condition. In addition to fire damage, you will have to deal with both smoke damage and water damage. Finding the right company to handle the fire restoration process needs to be done sooner than later.
At Dean Mitchell Group, our ability to respond quickly can save you time and money following any loss as the result of fire damage. We provide full-service restoration 24 hours a day including holidays for any West Palm Beach home or business. Our fire disaster restoration services ensure a safe, secure, and injury-free environment.
This blog will explain what we do and how we can bring your home or business back to life after a fire. The time to call us after a devastating fire is right now. The sooner we can begin the fire restoration process, the quicker we can get you back in your home or business.
We Will Immediately Arrive At Your Property To Inspect And Assess The Damage.
Once your West Palm Beach property has been verified safe for entry, we will first assess the extent of any fire-related damage and water intrusion. This usually involves inspecting the extent of smoke and flames that have reached the structure, and the likely extent of any cleanup. The contents of the property are also inspected to determine what needs to be discarded and what can be restored. After a thorough assessment, our team will be able to determine the scope and time required for the work.
The cleanup and fire restoration process can take weeks or months depending on the extent of the damage. We may need to board up your property, then there will likely be some needed demolition followed by reconstruction. This is in addition to other tasks like debris, odor, soot, contents cleaning, and removing any asbestos or lead hazards.
Debris Removal And Securing The Property Is The Next Step.
The next step after the assessment is complete is to secure the property. To protect your property, we will install fencing around it, clear debris around the perimeter, and board up any openings.
Most likely, you’ll have broken windows or doors. We might also find holes in your exterior walls. Your roof could also need protection due to fire damage. Anything that is exposed to the elements or animals will have to be boarded up.
Water Removal And Demolition Is The Next Step In The Fire Restoration Process.
This stage is designed to prevent any further corrosion or mold damage by drying the property and removing water. The interior of the structure will be cleaned out and your personal property will be removed. Our team will provide you with a complete inventory of every item removed and if it has been saved or was too damaged and had to be thrown out.
As necessary, damaged drywall, flooring, and other materials will also be removed down to the studs. Commercial equipment will be used to dry the structure. Water extraction crews will use commercial equipment. To prevent water from entering further, roof tarps may need to be used.
The Next Fire Restoration Step Is Smoke And Soot Removal Followed By A Thorough Cleaning.
This is the most time-consuming part of a fire restoration project. It is a labor-intensive procedure that requires tedious manual labor to remove smoke and soot from both interior and exterior surfaces. In many cases, each inch of the affected area must be cleaned. Our content cleaning service will prevent you from having to replace some or all of your more expensive items, saving you a lot of money. After cleaning up, deodorizing agents can be used to completely remove any smoke odors.
It may also be necessary to apply antimicrobial chemicals to stop mold growth if extensive water damage restoration was necessary. Any contents that were removed from the site are likely to be restored to their pre-loss state. Duct cleaning is also necessary to eliminate any smoke, soot, or other debris that might have collected in the air system.
Reconstruction Is The Final Step To Getting You Back Into Your Home Or Business.
Restoring the property to its pre-loss state is the final part of the process. We will repair and rebuild areas damaged by fire. Parts of the structure that were damaged by the fire may not be salvageable. These areas will need to be removed and rebuilt. This could include replacing or rebuilding the roof, painting, replacing electrical, drywall replacement, and flooring material replacement.
The Dean Mitchell Group is dedicated to providing quality remediation, construction, and emergency project management services to our customers. To reach our office, click here or give us a call at (239) 572-9164.