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What do you really need to know?

1/9/2024 (Permalink)

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What Does Basic Fire Restoration Really Involve? Do You Really Need A Professional?

Experiencing a fire can be devastating. The process involved in restoration of your property from one even more so. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2019, direct property damage caused by fires in the United States was estimated at $14.8 billion. However, when taking into account indirect costs such as:  business interruption, medical expenses, loss of productivity, as well as property destruction-the total cost of fire damage can be much higher. 

Now, while you can’t predict a fire, one thing you can control is making your fire recovery process easier by fully understanding the processes involved in basic fire restoration.

The basic processes involved in fire damage restoration typically include the following:

Initial Safety Assessment and Inspection 

The first step in every fire restoration process is to assess the damage caused by the fire. Some of this you could do yourself, however it will be beneficial to have professionals inspect the property to determine the extent of the damage caused.

Safety and Containment

Once the damage has been assessed, the next step is to secure the property by containing the damage and making sure the after-effects don’t get any worse..

Water and Soot Removal

Your property might get damaged by water while the fire is being extinguished. Water removal will help prevent any further water damage and mold growth. Soot removal closely follows this to clean and remove soot and smoke residue from surfaces.


Cleaning and deodorizing the property is also necessary to remove any remaining smoke odor and restore the property to its pre-fire condition. This will also enhance the safety of your premises. 

Repair and Restoration 

Once all traces of fire damage have been removed, restoration begins. This process involves replacing or reinstalling all damaged functional and aesthetic components of your home.

Even if the fire damage to your property appears to be minimal, it’s important to have an expert handle the restoration process.

You need an expert for the damage restoration process for your safety first and foremost, because professionals know how to identify and address potential hazards to keep everyone safe.

Fire damage restoration requires specialized equipment and tools that most people don’t have access to. SERVPRO Of Eagan/Apple Valley has the necessary equipment to clean and restore your property to pre-disaster condition. The basic fire damage restoration isn’t a straightforward task, not to mention the process is quite time-consuming. You can save yourself time and stress by having a professional help to walk you through.

SERVPRO Of Eagan/Apple Valley is there to help.

Call 651.330.7271.

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