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The Cleanup Process Following a Fire Disaster

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Soot buildup on wall Soot building after a fire in Pinewood, PA

The Cleanup Process Following a Fire Disaster

Looking at the fire and smoke damage to your commercial facility is devastating after a fire. You may wonder how the blaze will affect operations, and when you can expect relief. To get a better understanding of the restoration timeline, you can talk to a restoration company in Pinewood, PA about their six-step process.

  • Mitigation
  • Cleanout
  • Immediate repairs
  • Smoke and soot removal
  • Cleanup
  • Restoration

Before fire and smoke cleaning can begin, the company you hire may suggest mitigation strategies to protect your damage claim. These strategies may include securing tarps over large holes in your roof and boarding up doors and windows.

Once the company protects your facility against further damage, the cleanout process can begin. A crew will assess the contents within your building to determine what is salvageable and what is garbage.

Immediate Repairs
After they clear the debris from the property, the team you hire can start making any necessary repairs. For example, if there is damage to water lines or wiring, they may make repairing those items a priority.

Smoke and Soot Removal
Following necessary and immediate repairs, the restoration team may work on smoke and soot removal. Removing smoke damage and odors can take a significant amount of time, especially if there are a lot of porous items, like carpeting.

Following the smoke and soot damage removal, it is likely time to move on to the cleanup phase of the process. The team you contracted with may use a variety of commercial machines and cleaners to disinfect and scrub the remaining surfaces, ensuring they have a clean workspace for the rest of the restoration.

The final phase of the process is the restoration. The fire restoration company replaces and rebuilds the structure of your facility to pre-disaster condition.
Fire and smoke damage removal are time-consuming processes. However, a professional disaster repair company can get you back to business quickly.

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