There’s nothing scarier than being involved in a fire, especially when that fire takes over your home and destroys a portion or the entirety of your property. Your special goods are lost, your valuables ruined. While nothing can bring back what has been lost, there are a few things you can do to rapidly put your home back together. At Dean Mitchell Group, we specialize in fire damage restoration in South Florida. Whether that means lending a helping hand to repair, replace, or rebuild. With years of knowledge and expertise under our belts, we wanted to give you a few of the steps to take when dealing with fire damage
Step One: Hire the Experts
The very first step for managing fire damage is to hire experts. Not only is it overwhelming to decide what to do with the burnt bits of ash and wood, but it’s also challenging to know where to start with repairs and recovery. In fact, it’s not as easy as you may think. Fire damage restoration isn’t just a matter of cleaning up and putting everything in its place. Once the fire department says it’s okay for you to enter the home, you’ll want to hire experts who can come in with the proper safety gear to help you determine what can be kept and whether or not the home is safe and habitable.
Step Two: Assess the Damage
Once you’ve determined whether or not the house is safe enough to enter, it’s time to asses the damage. Assessing the damage to your home is far more than looking at the structural devastation as fire often does more damage than what we see on the surface. A professional will see where to soot and smoke traveled, what the condition is of your flooring, walls, ceiling, and furniture, as well as your ventilation. When smoke damage is bad enough, it can stick to almost anything, including paint and air vents. Because of this, you’ll want to someone who is skilled enough to know where to look, and what to look for. This will help you get a ball park figure of the costs and processes you have ahead of you.
Step Three: Repair
When repairing fire damage, it’s a general rule not to let anyone enter the home upon clean-up. This is especially true if there is significant structural damage to either the foundation or the roof. Depending on the etent of the damagem it will be recommended that you tempoarily relocate to allow for proper clean up and reduced health risks. Fire damage restoration experts like what we have here at the Dean Mitchell Group will take out all of the burnt elements, including woods, floors, walls, furniture, particles, and more, replacing it with newer, safer materials.
Dean Mitchell Group Can Help!
At Dean Mitchell Group, we know that facing fire can be scary. We know that it can be challenging to know where to look for help and knowledge. Fortunately, our team is here to help you when you need assistance the most. We prioritize smoke and soot damage, as this can be an element others can easily miss or disregard for its invisibility. With 24-hour services and availability, we’re always available to give your family the fire damage restoration services they need. Contact our team today at 561-881-8567 to see how we can help. Fire damage in South Florida is always terrifying, but you don’t have to go through this process alone. At Dean Mitchell Group, we can help!