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Dallas Professional Fire Restorers

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged building SERVPRO North Irving If you've experienced fire damage on your property, contact SERVPRO for professional fire damage restoration from our Dallas experts.

Fires often happen without warning, and it’s dizzying how rapidly it can decimate a structure. Thinking fast may be able to save a property from destruction, but what about the times we aren’t so lucky - like when you aren’t at home to stop it? 

After devastating losses over the centuries, humans have invented fire safety devices such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, smoke-activated sprinklers, etc. 

While we are perhaps in a better position to defend ourselves from fire than our ancestors, we are still vulnerable to destructive structure fires. Enter professional fire restorers. One step at a time, SERVPRO’s Dallas fire damage repair and restoration make up for what was lost.

The greater the fire damage, the more bewildering the experience can be for property owners. After the shock wears off, you’re faced with what to do next. The decision to hire professional fire restorers is no small matter, so in this article, we’ll tell you what you need to know about the fire recovery process.

Understanding Fire Restoration

Professional fire restorers are experienced in making a conclusive assessment of property damage from a thorough inspection. Fire remediation is the process of applying effective methods to remove soot, extract water from extinguishing flames, restore the air quality, and rebuild whatever cannot be salvaged.

When you look at a structure ravaged by fire, you may wonder if it’s beyond repair. With comprehensive restoration services, there is hope to bring a property back to preloss condition.

Homes and buildings are a huge investment. That’s why insurance is necessary in case the unthinkable happens. Professional fire restorers work with your insurance company to make the property like new so what you’ve invested in remains yours to enjoy.

How is Fire Restoration Accomplished?

Every situation is different, so as professional fire restorers we come up with a recovery plan that covers the specific needs of the property. Fire damage comes in all sizes, so we are prepared to do a complete fire damage restoration process for situations big and small.

The process begins when you call our emergency contact agent. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Our staff member will ask a series of questions to determine what is needed to address your issue. Within the hour, we will contact you to arrange service. As we are faster to any size disaster, the goal is always to get to the job site ASAP.

Within the next four hours, our team of professional fire restorers will arrive at the property to assess the damage. The first task at hand is always to mitigate secondary damage. For example, we will board up or tarp any openings created by fire damage that leaves the structure exposed to the elements.

Next, our trained technicians will walk you through the fire restoration process plans piece by piece so you’ll know what to expect and the intended outcome. Our professional fire restorers will also provide a brief to key decision-makers (an adjuster or property manager).

Pretesting allows professional fire restorers to determine what needs to be done from the inside out. From there, our team performs a thorough cleaning, a full restoration, and a complete deodorization.

Our team of professional fire restorers completes the work efficiently using state-of-the-art restoration techniques so the job is done right the first time. We understand that it’s not a restoration until the work is done with the care and quality that is made to last.

The last phase is the best part. We walk you through the completed work. Property owners are relieved to finally see things as they were before the fire. 

For the final walkthrough, we want to be sure you are completely satisfied with the outcome. We want to hear any of your observations or concerns, so we may swiftly address it.

Our Fire Restorer’s Specialized Equipment

Quality work can only be done with the right tools. To have the work completed in a timely way, technology and equipment must perform reliably. Our team of professional fire restorers is trained to use industry equipment to carry out efficient fire remediation.

With our specialized equipment, our team is fully prepared to tackle common fire damage remnants such as: 

  • Wet smoke – Comes from plastics and synthetics. Characteristics: Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, and smeary.
  • Dry smoke – Comes from paper and wood. Characteristics: fast burning, high temperatures, dry, and powdery non-smeary residues.
  • Protein – Virtually invisible, but discolors paints and varnishes. Characteristics: extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel oil soot – Furnace puff backs.
  • Fire extinguisher residue - Potassium bicarbonate powder left behind.

Additional equipment such as water extractors, dryers, and foggers are used as well.

Hiring a Professional Fire Restorer

When a deluge of water is needed to put out a structure fire (either from sprinklers or fire hoses), the potential for water damage must be addressed. If not, this leads to rotting in the construction and mold growth. 

Not all Dallas fire restoration companies can do water damage remediation, but SERVPRO can. We’ll coordinate fire and water damage restoration tasks that are tailored to your situation. We use high-powered water extractors and drying equipment so that moisture doesn’t have a chance to cause further damage.

The smell of smoke is a lingering reminder of fire damage. We use special deodorization equipment for unpleasant odor removal. Our professional fire restorers use Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers that atomize liquid deodorizing agents. This fine mist penetrates those areas that are deeply saturated with odor-causing residues. 

For confined spaces, our technicians use thermal foggers to distribute the gaseous solvent in large volumes. This fog neutralizes odor-causing particles by pairing with tiny deodorant solution particles.

We’re proud to say that we make it “Like it never even happened.” Our powerful equipment and an expert team of trained professionals makes our super-efficient fire restoration procedures possible.

Dallas Fire Restoration Benefits

To make the most of your insurance claim benefits it’s crucial to choose the right fire damage recovery company. Experience and consistency make all the difference. For over 30 years, SERVPRO in North Dallas has been repairing fire damaged homes and businesses with comprehensive restoration.

When you work with SERVPRO you’ll get:

  • Full-service restoration - Being equipped to handle different types of damage means we do it all.
  • Help with the insurance claims process - We are experienced in dealing with insurance companies. We’ll deal with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Reconstruction - Sometimes the damage is so severe it needs more than a clean-up. We’re prepared to fill the role of contractor and rebuild the structure - including roof work.
  • Care for your possessions - We help document, store, and clean your valued items. If you must temporarily relocate during the restoration process, we’ll carefully move your items to safe storage. Live 24-hour security safeguards the property from theft.
  • Special items - It may seem like some damaged items are a lost cause, but we have solutions. We will carefully clean your smoke damaged electronics. 

For cleaning smoke and water contaminated soft goods, we are the only Esporta Certified SERVPRO in Dallas. We’ll restore and sanitize precious items like antique table linens, favorite stuffed animals, wedding gowns, etc. in an industrial washing machine.

Contact SERVPRO for a Free Fire Restoration Estimate

SERVPRO is the leading Dallas fire damage restoration company in Dallas, TX. Fire damage disrupts your life - especially when it happens to the home you live in. We’re here to help you get back to life as usual as soon as possible. 

We are faster to any size disaster, and our decades of experience have made our fire damage restoration process exceptionally efficient. Our team of IICRC technicians has the expert knowledge, experience, and the best equipment to do the job right the first time so it’s the only time.

Secondary damage to your property might impact your insurance claim. To prevent this, you’ll want to get started on the house fire restoration process right away. We’re on standby 24-7. Call us anytime (972) 986-7677 with any questions or for free pricing.

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