After The Fire
When you can re-enter your home, make sure that you focus on retrieving valuables such as money, jewelry, and essential paperwork such as birth certificates, medical records, and passports. Only bring out prescription medications so that you can get replacements. Don't take medicines from a burned house.
This board-up process is essential to keeping your property safe. There may be damage to the structure's exterior in many home fire situations that would cause the outside elements, like rain, to get inside. The roofs and windows are often vented to help the fireman control the flames and to exhaust the house of smoke. We will first board-up any windows or doors and cover any roof damage with plywood and tarps to keep the outside elements from causing further damage to your home.
"Mitigation" means to reduce the severity of the damage. The fire department will investigate the fire's cause and origin, and your insurance company often does the same. Initial mitigation services are often on-hold until the cause and origin have been determined not to disturb the scene. After the fire department and the insurance company allow us to begin, we can start the mitigation process. This stage of the process is where we remove the water from the fire department, carpet and padding, and possibly wet drywall that may be sagging. It's important to winterize the structure to keep pipes from freezing in some cases.
Estimating and Pretesting
Before the cleaning and restoration begin, a complete estimate will need to be produced. The estimate will outline everything that needs to be done to both the structure and your belongings to return them to their preloss condition. Pretesting surfaces and content helps us identify the best cleaning methods and chemicals to use. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.
Call the Service Professional
Cleaning and restoring homes and businesses is not an easy thing to do. SERVPRO has over fifty years of experience in the restoration industry, and we have advanced techniques and equipment to restore your property correctly. You'll want to hire a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We are always open, 24/7/365, to respond to your call. We understand the importance of an immediate response to a fire damage call.
If you should suffer fire and smoke damage to your Indianapolis or commercial, contact the fire damage restoration pros at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West. We have the knowledge and experience to clean up and restore fire and smoke damage. Day or night, 24/7, we are ready to answer your call. 317-243-3149