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Fire Damage Recovery: Clarified

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Electrical fire Fire damage in Lafayette

Clarification on Fire Damage Recovery

Fire recovery is a simple term that encompasses complex types of damage and actions needed to mitigate that damage. Fire damage is more than charred building materials. When it comes to damage cleaning, here are some things that may include for a house fire:

  • Fire
  • Smoke
  • Soot
  • Water

Recovering from a fire may also include many different stages that come down to two key categories: mitigation and restoration. Mitigation is about stopping the bleed and includes the immediate steps taken to minimize damage. Fire restoration focuses on getting your home back to the condition it was in before the fire took place. A professional fire recovery company should offer services that include mitigation and restoration. The right company in Lafayette, LA, can be one point of contact to handle all aspects of recovery, including:

* Protection from further damage. This may involve boarding up or tarping the home, or installing a temporary fence to protect people from entering an unsafe building and to keep vandals out.

* Water removal. Water may have been used in the firefight or entered from subsequent damage such as pipe breakage or a storm. Fast water removal is critical to prevent subsequent damage.

* Damaged materials removal and cleanup. This may include drying water-damaged materials, or the cleanup of soot and smoke damage. Building materials that cannot be recovered are removed.

* Cleaning personal items. An important part of fire restoration includes cleanup of your personal belongings. Various methods are utilized for this stage, depending on the materials and type of damage. Items may be cleaned on site or cataloged and removed for special cleaning methods offsite.

* Rebuilding. The final step in recovery is rebuilding; this may include things like structural materials replacement or painting a room.

Fire restoration encompasses many different needs. Know that the right company can manage that process from beginning to end, working with you and your insurance company each step of the way to ease the process for your family.

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