Fire Restorations Procedures
Listed below are the various fire restoration services that SERVPRO of The Main Line has to offer. Each fire damage to a home or commercial property is going to be handled differently and the restoration needs for each job is dependent on the initial damage to the property. SERVPRO offers several services that can be broken down and described in five categories.
The goal of mitigation is to secure the structure and prevent further damage to the property. Mitigation could include boarding up openings to secure the structure, winterizing the plumbing to prevent frozen pipes, and establishing a temporary source of electricity to the structure. Structures that are wet due to fire-fighting procedures will need emergency drying to prevent secondary water damage to the affected area.
Structural Cleaning Services:
The initial cleaning of a fire-damaged structure focuses on the removal of smoke residues from a building’s structural components and deodorizing odors given off by these residues. SERVPRO then advises the property owner on which structural components can be cleaned and which cannot be cleaned. Repair or replacement is needed for components that do not respond to cleaning.
Contents Cleaning Services:
Personal property within a residence, office, or commercial building must be cleaned of smoke residues. In some fire situations, the contents can be cleaned on the job site. Other situations require contents to be packed and moved to a separate location for cleaning and storage. Pack-outs could occur because a building is not secure or is too damaged for on-site cleaning.
Specialty Restoration Services:
Restorers of contents often subcontract specialty cleaning of certain contents: electronics cleaning, dry cleaning of clothing, furniture refinishing, and cleaning of expensive artwork.
In some fire situations, structural components may be damaged to the point they cannot be restored to preloss conditions. The work of reconstructing and repairing fire-damaged structural components may require different skills than those of standard home remodeling. Fire damage restorers typically perform cleaning services while licensed general contractors provide reconstruction services.