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When a fire damages your home in Seminole, FL, not only is this an emotionally traumatizing experience, but now you have to act quickly to save your belongings. You will also need to restore your home before there’s irreversible damage from water, smoke, heat and the outside elements. Below are what you can expect during our fire damage restoration services.

Damage Assessment

The first thing you should do after the firefighters put out the fire is to assess how much smoke, water, or fire damage you have to your home. You have to examine how deeply the fire affected the home’s structure, if there are signs of heat damage and how much smoke and soot is in your home.

A professional fire damage restoration company offers a comprehensive assessment of the damage to your home. We record and document everything for insurance purposes.

When you find furniture or other items in your home untouched by fire and smoke, you must remove them as soon as possible. Smoke lingers in your home, intertwining with fibers and material of furniture and bedding, making it difficult to remove the odor.

Securing Your Property

Once we finish the evaluation, the next step is to prevent further problems. This means installing temporary fencing to keep curious interlopers out of your home who may decide to take the opportunity to remove treasured possessions. It means boarding up windows and covering the roof to prevent more damage from occurring.

This also includes plugging weakened areas and holes and bracing the home to maintain structural integrity to prevent additional damage from rainwater, the Florida humidity or high winds. Excellent fire restoration services also repair existing water damage and prevent additional water damage.

Some water losses require that the contents and furnishings of your home be inventoried, packed and safely transported to a secure, climate-controlled location for cleaning, deodorization, restoration and storage until the structural restoration is complete. We are experts at handling, cleaning and storing content. We take every precaution possible to ensure your personal belongings are treated with the utmost care.

During the pack-out and contents restoration process, ServiceMaster 24 Hour will:

  • Inventory, pack and move your belongings to our climate-controlled warehouse
  • Provide a printed copy of your items as they are moved to our warehouse
  • Restore, clean, deodorize, and store items in our warehouse
  • Track and document contents, and when ready, redeliver your items

Water Extraction and Drying

Smoke, fire and soot aren’t the only elements that can damage your home. Firefighters use water as a tool to put out fires and to save homes, but water damages items in your home, too.

The cleanup process on this end includes water damage mitigation. We do this by pumping out water and airing out all moisture with the use of special fans and heaters.

This is important to do as soon as possible. By acting fast, we can prevent bacterial growth, which aggravates existing health issues and causes other health problems.

Restoration and Repairs

Oftentimes, your home doesn’t just contain belongings that you bought together but family heirlooms that have passed down from generation to generation. Restoration is a long, involved and careful process. If you have unfinished wood surfaces, one option is to either replace the wood, or apply a sealant to trap the odor baked within the wood.

With damaged flooring, ceilings and walls, we take great care to restore the integrity and safety of the structure of your home. You won’t have to worry about walking on floors weakened by fire. You also don’t have to worry if your ceiling will hold.

When a fire touches and burns your home, you should rely upon a company that can respond quickly to all your needs. We utilize advanced technology and couple it with our extensive expertise to reduce the time it takes to get you back into your home. Contact ServiceMaster 24 Hour today to have someone on your side for your fire and water damage restoration needs.

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