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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fires can cause significant damage

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

cause of loss-kitchen fire A technician is on site at a fire loss

Christmas is just around the corner. So close we can almost taste the holiday meal, feel the wonderful presence of our family members and see the lights and snowflakes falling outside the windows. But did you know the holiday seasons are also peak times for emergency calls for fire damage? 

Once the first responders extinguish the fire, your home will be left with smoke, soot, and other fire hazards. Your air ducts may be filled with corrosive elements making the air you breathe unhealthily. There are many steps to fire damage restoration and it's important that you hire a professional company to help with the aftermath of a fire, such as SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna. Although every fire is unique in itself, so is the restoration process. To give you an idea of what it looks like when you call a highly skilled company to help is below:

The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The fire restoration process begins when you call us. Our friendly office staff will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the type of fire damage you experienced, and determine the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediately Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if fire fighting efforts were involved)

If needed, we can begin the water removal process with powerful pumps and extraction units. This removes most of the water. We complete the water removal and drying process with industrial-strength dehumidifiers and air movers. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean and sanitize the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. Our professionals use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If you require professional fire/water damage restoration services, SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna is just a call away @ 507-200-3700. We will respond quickly and make the damage "Like it never even happened." We are Here to Help you and our community 24 hours, 365 days a year.

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