Fire Damage Restoration Process

Compassionate Fire Damage Restoration by SERVPRO®

At SERVPRO of Federal Way, our dedicated team specializes in fire restoration to help you regain the comfort and safety of your home. We're here for you during this challenging time.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process:

  1. Emergency Contact: Your call is the first step. When you reach out to us, we gather details to respond promptly and bring the necessary equipment, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.

  2. Inspection and Assessment: We carefully assess the extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage throughout your property. This thorough evaluation allows us to develop a personalized plan of action tailored to your specific needs.

  3. Board-Up and Roof Tarping: Security is crucial. To prevent further damage, we expertly board up windows and walls and place protective tarps on damaged roofs.

  4. Water Removal and Drying: Quick action is taken to remove water and initiate the drying process. Our advanced techniques, including dehumidifiers and air movers, efficiently prevent additional damage and ensure a thorough drying process.

  5. Smoke and Soot Removal: We employ specialized equipment and techniques to effectively eliminate smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and surfaces, restoring a clean and safe environment.

  6. Cleaning and Sanitizing: Damaged items and structures are carefully cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected using a variety of techniques.

  7. Restoration: The final step involves restoring your home to its pre-fire condition. This may include minor repairs or major reconstruction, such as drywall replacement, painting, and carpet installation.

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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.

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