In recent years, droughts have become more and more prevalent, often causing homes, commercial buildings, and other structures to catch on fire. If your home or building has sustained fire damage, you might be wondering what steps you can take to restore your home or building to its original state. The fire damage restoration process has the ability to revitalize your home and bring it back to a living condition.
The fire damage restoration experts at Monumental Contractors have assisted many people and businesses with performing fire damage repairs to their homes and structures. So, what are the steps that you can take to restore your building after it has sustained fire damage? We will explain this in much detail below, but before we do that, let us explain what fire damage restoration is.
What is Fire Damage Restoration?
Fire damage restoration is the process of restoring a structure, such as a home or commercial building to its original state after it has been damaged by fire. If your home or structure has sustained any type of fire damage, you should immediately call the fire restoration specialists at Monumental Contractors.
Contacting Monumental Contractors as promptly as possible is vital to ensuring that your structure is repairable because the first 24 to 48 hours provides the best windows of opportunity for a fire restoration company such as ours to head over to the structure, inspect it, stabilize it, and save most of it before it deteriorates, requiring even more costly repairs.
The Fire Damage Restoration Process
We will now dive into the details as to how we can proceed with the process of restoring a structure after it has sustained any type of fire damage.
1. Inspection and Damage Assessment
The fire damage restoration process begins with our experts inspecting the structure from the outside to ensure that our fire repair experts can enter the structure to assess further damages. Once we’ve determined that the structure is safe to enter, we will begin the stabilization process. During the stabilization process, our experts will ensure that the structure is stable enough for our workers to enter the structure. Once stabilized, our fire damage repair specialists will begin assessing the inside damages.
If the walls of your home or structure are burned and stained with soot, our specialists will notate this. Some soot stains are removable, while other stains require replacing the entire wall. During the inspection, our experts will examine your home for any water damage that may have been caused by firefighters extinguishing the fire that damaged your home. If they find water damage, they will let you know that they will need to dry the water so that mold and mildew do not grow inside the structure.
2. Boarding and Roof Tarping
Before commencing any repairs, our fire restoration specialists will board up any damaged walls or windows, and tarp any exposed portions of your roof to avoid exposing your home to natural elements, such as sun and rain. This protects your home from suffering additional damages.
The next step in the process involves us removing any of your personal belongings that survived the fire. You should wait for us to assist you with removing your personal belongings. However, if you choose to go against our recommendation and remove your belongings on your own, make sure that you do not touch any exposed electrical outlets or wiring as this may cause you to suffer a fatal electric shock. Electricity and water should be shut off before entering a structure that has suffered damages from fire.
3. Fire Repair and Restoration
One your personal belongings are removed, our fire damage repair team will go into your home to begin the restoration process. The restoration process involves removing the odors and soot stains using specialized chemicals, materials, and equipment. Some portions of the structure may be repairable while other portions may need to be replaced completely. Your fire damage specialist will let you know of any repairs that need to be performed before performing them.
Typically, our specialists begin with deodorizing the structure and removing the soot that covers the structure’s walls. Next, our fire damage repair men will proceed to replace any dry walls that are damaged beyond repair. Afterwards, they will repaint walls that need painting and replace carpets that need replacement. That said, some portions of your structure may need to be rebuilt. If this is the case, our fire damage repair specialists will rebuild the portions that have been destroyed beyond repair.
Reach Out To Monumental
Before Monumental Contractors completes its work on your home or structure, it will sanitize and clean the structure to return it to you in tip-top-condition. We performed countless fire damage repairs on buildings ranging from single family homes to commercial buildings. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to restore your structure to its original glory. So, whether you need home fire damage repair or commercial building damage repair, the guys at Monumental Contractors are here to help you 24/7.