Fire Damage Restoration Process

A Fast Response Helps Your Clearwater Home

It is not always a guarantee that you know about fire loss incidents in your home right away. There are situations where fire damage can develop, and neighbors or concerned parties call first responders on your behalf. When you become aware of the damage to your home, it becomes apparent that your home might never look or seem the same without professional restoration and recovery services. Mitigation, cleaning, and soot removal services should all be conducted by trained and certified professionals to restore as much of your house as possible.  

After the first notice of loss where a homeowner or connected party contacts our administrators about the fire incident, we begin to mobilize the appropriate technicians of our team to address the damage to your home. With more than 100,000 people in Clearwater alone, Pinellas County relies on our fast response to these emergencies. SERVPRO restorers work closely with insurance providers to navigate the complicated damage claim process to ensure restoration and recovery work gets started fast.  

What Does Your Property Need?

Among the first obstacles to the fire damage recovery process is identifying the specific needs of your home. Each restoration situation varies slightly, so we must consider the pressing needs and potential safety hazards, including:

  • Age and condition of impacted building materials
  • Any airborne or immediate health hazards for restorers and occupants
  • Structural degradation and loss of integrity
  • Ideal personnel, products, and equipment

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (727) 614-0099

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.