What to Do If You Have A Fire in Dallas Today
What to Do If You Have A Fire in Dallas Today
A fire can be devastating. While a homeowner is dealing with the shock of their home and items being damaged, there are also many more strong emotions and important questions in mind. Where will we live now? Do I have to start over again?
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when a fire damage happens, regardless of its size. We’ve worked to restore many homes and businesses, and we can help you, too. Our priority is to help you navigate this difficult time and get your home back together as quickly as possible. There’s no time to waste.
After the fire department’s job ends, our work begins.
Fire Cleanup Companies: How to Choose
There are many fire cleanup companies in Dallas Fort Worth, but few of them are full service. We have been handling Dallas fire damage for over 30 years, and we have grown our business to respond to the needs and wants of our customers.
Their voice is clear: they want a fire damage restoration company that can help them with every aspect of their restoration. They want one phone call to fix it all.
Fire Cleanup Service
24 Hour Emergency Response
We have a 24 hour emergency line to respond to any disaster. Our technicians are dispatched 24 hours a day, every day of the year. If we cannot perform emergency fire damage repair services due to poor lighting, we will call for 24 hour live security to make sure your home is safe until we can begin work in the morning.
Emergency Roof Tarp
A thick, weatherproof roof tarp will be attached to the roof of your property to prevent weather from entering and causing secondary damage.
We board up damaged windows and doors to prevent precipitation and unauthorized persons from entering the building. This also signals to possible intruders that the property is being cared for and watched.
We install a temporary fence around the perimeter of the property. If an entire fence isn’t needed, we’ll only install it around highly damaged areas. A temporary fence helps prevent possible theft and keeps the general public away from sensitive areas.
When a structure cannot be immediately stabilized (for example, it’s raining and it’s not safe to tarp the roof), a 24 hour security guard will be hired to protect the property.
Structural Stability / Stabilizing the Structure
This refers to the need to make a structure safe enough for our technicians to begin fire clean up and restoration work. The fire must be completely put out and we must have authorization from the homeowner to begin work. If the fire department was called, our teams must also wait for their approval to approach the property.
Water Damage Restoration
Fire and water damage often go hand in hand. A water damage occurs at most fires due to firefighting efforts. Standing water can cause secondary damage to your structure. We will perform water removal services and other water damage restoration services as soon as the structural integrity of your home is established.
After the building is secure, we will begin the process of cleaning the smoke fire out of your property. Debris will be removed.
Smoke Damage Restoration
Smoke damage restoration is when we remove smoke particles have embedded themselves in a material, like a wall, clothing, or piece of furniture. Smoke damage cannot usually be seen, but it can be smelled. Smoke damage cleanup and odor removal should take place.
Contents are things that are not part of the structure, like furniture, appliances, and toys. When affected, contents can either be cleaned on site or taken back to our cleaning facility.
Moving Services / Pack Out and Pack Back
When the structure isn’t safe, contents and textiles are moved out of the property and taken to our facilities for cleaning and storage. They are returned when the property is clean, reconstructed, and safe for inhabitants. Items may also be delivered to a second location if the owner would like them returned sooner.
Items that have been packed-out are stored in our facilities until they can be returned.
Reconstruction refers to any portion of your structure that is rebuilt. Any portion that was permanently damaged during the fire damage is rebuilt to pre fire condition.
House Fire and Insurance Claims
Each one of our customers is assigned a Project File Coordinator. This person will contact your insurance company and communicate with your insurance adjuster on a daily basis. If your fire damage insurance claim is not covered, we will quickly find out and let you know what next steps you can take. If your insurance claim is approved, we will work closely with your insurance company to process your claim.
Moving Services to Temporary Housing
During the fire damage restoration process, many families are temporarily housed in an apartment or hotel. Some may choose to live with a parent or family member. While you are in temporary housing, it’s important to continue normal life functions as much as possible, like going to work and school.
This is why we ask you for any important items you, your children, or pets may need. Examples can include a week’s worth of clothing or a favorite blanket.
We will prioritize the cleaning and sanitization of these items and get them back to you quickly, usually in less than 3 days.
We understand the interruption and stress this may cause you, so we’ll do all we can to make sure you have the items you need to feel as normal as possible. As we do this, the rest of our technicians and managers will work on all others aspects of your fire damage restoration.
Trusted Leader in Fire Damage Restoration, Dallas Texas
SERVPRO of North Irving is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas Texas. We have performed work in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and other North Texas communities for over 30 years. With our crews responding immediately to jobs, we are faster to any size disaster. We also have a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor License and offer free mold inspections. You can trust us to restore your home or business.
Our crews are available dispatch for 24 hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677. Call us any time!
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