Fire Damage Restoration Process
Beginning Fire Restoration Before Your Danbury Home Even Needs It
We know there is nothing quite as helpful as being prepared for any emergency that can threaten Danbury homes and businesses, and that is what we strive to achieve. Between our growing roster of qualified technicians and our stocked service vehicles ready to roll out quickly at the notice of a fire or water loss, we stay ahead of the curve to limit your waiting time in a crisis. Because of our preferred vendor status with many of the insurance companies and property management firms in the area, it has become beneficial for us to chase fires to have technicians ready to work as soon as we get the go-ahead from first responders.
Knowing What to Expect from Fire Restoration Professionals
Much of the reduction in property losses and personal out of pocket expenses for our Danbury customers hinges on a fast response from a full team of restoration specialists. Beginning with scoping the job to determine the needed personnel and equipment, including any obstacles that might arise like high-vault ceilings or inaccessible areas that might require controlled demolition practices. A full assessment can move our technicians through the various phases of recovery more efficiently, including:
• Shoveling and vacuuming out debris
• Abrasive cleaning soot and smoke residues
• Controlled demolition for damaged construction materials
• Cleaning fire suppressant residues and soiling
• Water extraction and drying
• Deodorizing the house and contents
• On and off-site content cleaning
Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (203) 791-0920
Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.
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: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
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 water damage is present)
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
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, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We 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.