Comprehensive Guide to the Fire Damage Restoration Process

Dealing with a fire in your home can be a nightmare because of the damage and how it disrupts your life. The most important thing is that you and your family are safe; however, dealing with the damage is only the beginning. When fires interact with synthetic materials, along with soot and smoke, they will cause damage to surfaces and furniture.

The fire damage will then spread to certain areas even where the fire did not reach. After a fire, you must begin the fire damage restoration process once the fire department clears your property. Below, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to the fire damage restoration process that may help in the event of an unexpected fire and how Exit Mold can help you in the cleanup and recovery process.

Comprehensive Guide to the Fire Damage Restoration Process

What is Fire Damage Restoration?

Fire damage restoration is the process of returning a home damaged by fire and smoke to its original condition. Depending on the severity of the damage, restoration times can vary. Fire restoration can involve smoke and odor removal, cleaning and sanitation, air purification, and more.

It’s also important to note that fire and water damage often occur concurrently. During a fire, sometimes pipes can burst or melt, which can cause leaks and affect the structure. A property is usually covered in water because the fire department tried to contain and extinguish the fire.

Let’s take a closer look at the steps of fire damage restoration

Steps to the Fire Damage Restoration Process

Below, we’ll go more in-depth about some of the steps that may be used during the Fire Damage Restoration Process.

1. Arrival

At Exit Mold, we will respond swiftly to your call and work with you around the clock to clean up, repair, and to restore your fire-damaged property to its pre-damaged condition. Our fire restoration professionals are trained and take extra care to try and salvage as much as possible.

Our team uses the most advanced tools, equipment, and products to quickly remove water, smoke, and other debris.

2. Structural Stabilization

Once there has been a damage evaluation and assessment, necessary steps will be taken to make sure your residence is secure to prevent any future problems. Structural stabilization may include things such as

  • Security and temporary fencing,
  • Temporary board-up and roof coverup
  • Bracing to maintain structural integrity

3. Water Damage Remediation

One of the beginning steps of the fire damage restoration process is to remove water and dry everything out. In most cases, there will be water damage from the fire department trying to contain and extinguish the fire. Removing water and drying everything out will help prevent further damage and any mold from growing.

If you or our experts notice any evidence of mold, we also do mold remediation.

4. Debris Removal

Once everything is dried out, debris removal can occur. Debris removal may include removing charred contents and other damaged construction materials. If we can restore any pieces of furniture, Exit Mold can provide furniture refinishing.

5. Soot Removal & Smoke Mitigation

In some circumstances, soot removal is all you may need in certain areas that weren’t highly damaged by the fire. If the fire was contained in one area of your home, it’s most likely you have soot and smoke damage to other areas. Our professionals can perform a smoke evaluation, cleaning, and odor removal.

6. Reconstruction of Affected Areas

Once all the main steps have been completed, structural repairs can begin. For over 25 years, Exit Mold has built a fantastic reputation for performing highly-rated fire damage restoration services. Our professionals can provide reconstruction for both commercial and residential properties after fire damage has occurred. 

How Much Does Fire Damage Restoration Cost?

The cost to repair your home will depend on several factors. It’s essential to understand that not only did the fire cause considerable damage, but there was also damage from water, soot, and smoke.

When firefighters work tirelessly to contain and extinguish a fire in a home, they put holes in walls or ceilings and break windows. In addition, the water damage will cause considerable damage too. In the end, you must have the water damage cleaned.

Homeowners insurance will cover part or all of your repairs in most cases. You will need a team of professional fire damage restoration experts to clean up after the fire to ensure your property is restored and safe for you and your family to enter. Before restoration, you should get insurance authorization to comply with your insurance company’s requirements.

The cost of repairing your home will come down to:

  • The number of rooms in your home 
  • The amount of damage caused by the fire and extinguishing it
  • The extent of the repairs you need 

Why You Should Contact Exit Mold for Fire Damage Restoration

At Exit Mold, we are known as the top-rated professional fire damage repair and restoration company in New York. Our professionals are committed to delivering exceptional results to restore your home to its pre-damaged condition.

At Exit Mold, our professionals have served the New York 5 Boroughs Area with rapid and thorough services. We provide practical and safe treatments, offer third-party testing to guarantee results, and can guarantee you the best service at a great price. Allow us to restore your home and provide you peace of mind. 

Contact Exit Mold 

If you’re dealing with damage from a fire, you can contact our professionals to schedule your fire damage restoration estimate

Address: 10 Brower Ave, Woodmere, NY 11598
Phone Number: 516-512-7877
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