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A Deep Dive into the Fire Damage Restoration Process

Once a fire has damaged your home or business, the best corrective measure is to undergo a thorough, professional restoration process. Fire restoration companies like AfterCare Restoration provide comprehensive solutions to bring complete function and aesthetics back to your house or office building, making the structure safe to live or work in again.

At AfterCare Restoration, we follow a careful process to bring your home or building back to life, with steps that include:

Property Damage Assessment

Our team will examine your home’s interior and exterior to assess the fire and water damage. Fire restoration professionals look at factors like:

  • How intrusive the fire’s flames and smoke were
  • What is salvageable and what must be removed and replaced
  • How much water damage the extinguishing process caused

Once our team assesses the damage, we can adequately prepare a project timeline, scope, and cost estimate.

During this step, homeowners should gather as many clear pictures and videos of the damage as possible for the insurance company. Document everything you can to benefit your insurance claim(s).

Debris Removal

The next step in the fire damage restoration process is to remove all debris from the site. Your restoration team will clear away interior and exterior debris from the damaged parts of the building. They will also remove any items inside and help you determine what is salvageable and what should be discarded.

During this step, homeowners should document what belongings they are saving and what they are discarding for their insurance claims. It’s beneficial to have an inventory list of your belongings for moments like these, so you can better determine what you had before the fire and what you are left with after.

Store your undamaged or salvageable items with friends and family or in a storage unit until restoration is complete.

Water Damage Mitigation

It’s crucial to remove any lingering water from the extinguishing process before mold or corrosion can develop. Your fire damage restoration team will perform thorough water mitigation services and dry out all areas of the home before progressing to the next phase.

Smoke Damage Removal

Smoke damage removal and clean-up is arguably the biggest step in the fire damage restoration process. During this phase, your restoration team will address every square inch of surfaces inside and outside the building, treating smoke damage. They will use proper tools, apply cleaning agents, and use lots of manual labor to restore your space to pre-fire conditions.

Your team will also clean smoke and soot from your salvageable items.

Reconstruction and Restoration

The final step in the fire damage restoration process is building back up anything that requires reconstruction or restoration.

Common components that require restoration include:

  • Electrical systems
  • Exterior siding
  • Flooring
  • Interior walls
  • Plumbing systems
  • Roof

Do you need to begin the fire damage restoration process? Contact the pros at AfterCare Restoration.

AfterCare Restoration follows a thorough, well-established process to restore your home to pre-loss conditions following a fire. Tell us about your situation today: 215-515-1000

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Aftercare Restoration is a local, veteran-owned emergency damage restoration company offering 24/7 fire restoration services. This includes fire board-up, demo, structural cleaning, odor removal, and complete rebuild and reconstruction service. We’re committed to earning your trust and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

Because of our expertise and reputation for 5-star customer service, AfterCare Restoration is the leader in fire damage restoration and smoke soot damage restoration in Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties. AfterCare Restoration is a certified firm by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the leading training agency in the disaster restoration industry.

Our team of IICRC-certified technicians is trained with the best methods and technology to clean up any size of fire damage and restore your property. We abide by the most stringent industry standards, meaning you can trust our team to get the job done right the first time!

AfterCare Restoration is available for fire restoration in and around the following communities:

  • Allentown PA
  • Ambler, PA
  • Audubon, PA
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • Collegeville, PA
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Easton, PA
  • Harleysville, PA
  • Hatfield, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Lansdale, PA
  • Macungie, PA
  • New Hope, PA
  • New Town, PA
  • North Wales, PA
  • Oaks, PA
  • Pennsburg, PA
  • Perkasie, PA
  • Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • Schwenksville, PA
  • Skippack PA
  • Souderton PA
  • Warminster, PA
  • Willow Grove, PA
  • Wayne, PA
  • Trexlertown, PA