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Steps Followed in Fire Damage Restoration

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Steps Followed in Fire Damage Restoration

Once an electrical fire or utility room fire has been put out, the effects of the fire damage are felt by the owner of the building after the fire truck leaves. Damages often include destroyed structures, stagnant water from the fire sprinkler system or the fire hose, soot damage and smoke damage. When you want to rebuild structures after fire damage, it is best to consult a qualified, fire damage restoration company to assist in the fire suppression process.

For the repair process to be efficient after an electrical fire, you should pick a smoke damage restoration expert who is readily available and accessible at any time. In case a fire occurs, you should not attempt to salvage anything while the utility room fire is raging on as this may result in injuries. Call utility room fire fighters and your insurer to inform them about the fire. When the firefighter with the fire truck arrives at the site, they will decide how to achieve fire suppression and fire restoration. For instance, a fire hose is used for non-electrical fires while carbon dioxide is used for electric fires.

Assessment of the property

After the firefighter and their fire sprinkler system or fire truck leaves, the restoration expert will begin to appraise the extent of the fire damage. The evaluation entails seeking the next plan of action after a utility room fire. Therefore, it is very vital for you as the owner of the premises and to the firefighter. Factors that are considered include the smoke damage, soot damage, and any water damage which could have happened during the fire suppression efforts by the firefighter. Note that water damage occurs because some fires have to be put out using the fire sprinkler system or the fire hose, normally attached to the fire truck.

Removal and disposal

The specialists will then proceed to remove any clutter that is not essential or that cannot be repaired. This may include destroyed furniture, cabinets, tiles and other fixtures with soot damage or which is partially burnt. The experts will also remove any material that survived the fire sprinkler system or the force of the fire hose. Cleaning up the soot damage helps the experts know which items can be salvaged and those which cannot.

Board Ups and Roof tarp services

The next step in fire restoration will be to secure and protect the walls, windows, and roofs that were damaged in the commercial fire damage or during the fire suppression efforts. This is done by installing boards on the windows, doors, and walls and covering the roof with tarps until proper roofing is fixed. This will make certain that these fittings are protected against further commercial fire damage.

Water drying

Drying is necessary because commercial fire damage causes damage to burst pipes, tanks, and water mains. Specialized dehumidifiers and vacuums can be used to dry the surfaces affected by water. The experts will ensure that the water is no longer in the premise and can’t cause any destruction.

Removal of soot and smoke

Smoke damage is assessed and then removed by cleaning sprays. Clearing charring and soot may not be as easy to clean. Most of the time, the affected areas can be repainted or covered with other interior design materials like wall paper as part of the fire restoration process


Blemished areas will be cleaned out at this stage of fire restoration. The specialists will sanitize the property to make sure that nothing contaminating that is as a result of the commercial fire damage is still present. The professionals will proceed to remove any harmful smoke odors that may be lingering in the premise.


Getting the premise to its condition before the electrical fire is the point at this stage. Once everything is clean, dry and sanitized, the service company can begin to make repairs and construction on the premises. Once the building is fully refurbished, the qualified experts should put in equipment like electrical fire alarms and fire extinguisher cases to prevent against a repeat incident occurring.
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