Rising from the Ashes

Fire Damage Restoration: Rising from the Ashes

There is no doubt that witnessing a fire is a terrible experiences to go through. Whether the damage was due to an engulfing furnace or a simple burst of flames, the ordeal can be traumatic. Generally, after the fire has been put out, the homeowner is left with ashes and soot everywhere. However, there is still a chance that the house can be restored. This can be done via our comprehensive fire damage restoration process. This process consists of various stages which should only begin when the fire has been completely put out.

Our comprehensive fire damage restoration process

  1. Assessing the damage

Any fire damage restoration plan should comprise of damage assessment. This allows you to begin to accurately estimate or come to terms with the losses incurred. Consequently, this can put you in a position where you have to replace structures, equipment or furniture destroyed by the fire. Start by replacing the architectural framework to restore the structural integrity of the building. If your house is insured, this would be a good time to fill out damage claims with the help of AllAces Cleaning & Restoration and your insurance company.

  1. The clean-up phase

This clean-up phase is the next stage of the fire damage restoration plan. The labour intensity of the clean-up process depends on the severity of the fire. If the fire was small or was put out before spreading too far, you can easily clean out some of the rubble and remnants of the inferno. However, in the case that the fire has created some serious damage to your property, you may want to hire a professional restoration service as the cleaning process may be too labour intensive or dangerous for you to do by yourself.

  1. Repair and replacement

If the fire damage was extensive, this part is best handled by a restoration company. First, the building is inspected, the inspection is an important part in evaluating the extent of damage caused by the flames. Look out for signs of warping and charring. Any structure that has been compromised, whether in a door frame or windowsill, should be replaced as soon as possible. Other areas that should be inspected include utility lines such as potentially hazardous or exposed gas pipes, naked electrical cables, weakened plumbing etc. Remember that, failure to ensure that complete repairs are made will only predispose you and other occupants of the house to accidental injury.

  1. Aeration and elimination of smoke odour

It is typical for a stench of smoke to hang over a building where a recent fire has occurred. Sometimes the odour can be so strong that it becomes impossible to inhabit the house. In such a situation, you will need to clean out the smoke and soot as the final parts of the fire damage restoration process. Usually, ozone deodorisation or fogging can easily get rid of any hints of charring or smoke in a room. However, you will need to use a trained professional in clearing out smoke as the above listed methods could be potentially dangerous to you.

For your fire damage restoration needs, call AllAces Cleaning & Restoration on 1800 00 1010.

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