Fire Damage Restoration Process

After the St. Clair Shores Fire Department leaves the scene, you will be left with the aftermath of the fire damage to deal with. Your home may have fire, soot, smoke, and water damage from the firefighting efforts. We are trusted leaders in fire damage cleanup and restoration services. Our team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore fire damage to preloss condition, no matter how extensive the damage is.

Secondary damage can occur once the fire is extinguished, so it is essential to have a team onsite quickly to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Our team in St. Clair Shores is ready to respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Often, we arrive onsite and work alongside the first responders! We will secure the structure and assess the damage as soon as we arrive. Our team in St. Clair Shores follows a comprehensive, seven-step fire damage restoration process to return your home to pre-fire condition.

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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.