Dallas Apartment Fire Guide for Landlords
Fire damage can be devastating. When a Dallas apartment is on fire, there are many concerns to take into account. The first is the safety of all occupants. Thankfully, we have great fire departments that help save lives every day. After the firefighters are gone, there is even more to consider:
- How many tenants are displaced? Where will they go?
- What will happen to the damaged apartments? Can my tenants get their belongings back?
- How will insurance cover this type of claim when there are multiple people involved?
- How quickly can I get those apartments rebuilt so my tenants can move back in?
- Who should I call to start helping me right now?
- Will the water damage after the firefighting efforts cause even more damage, like mold?
When there’s a fire in Dallas today, there is a lot of help that you can get quickly. Our hometown has many fire cleanup companies ready to help.
Fire remediation is a specialty industry that requires years of experience to get right. When deciding which fire restoration company in Dallas to trust, look for a full-service damage restoration company with a long history of experience and success.
Choosing A Company for Fire Restoration in Dallas
Our market of Dallas Fort Worth has many fire damage restoration companies. Many will go to you and offer their services even before the firefighters leave. Even as you call your insurance company about your fire damage claim, you’ll still have to consider who you want to work for you. Ask yourself:
Do I want a full-service fire damage restoration company that will be my one call? Or
Do I want to handle multiple fire restoration vendors myself?
For many of our customers, the answer is simple: they want one company they can trust to handle every aspect of their fire damage claim. This is where we come in.
SERVPRO of North Irving has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry with over 30 years of serving Dallas Fort Worth. We are an experienced and full-service residential and commercial fire damage restoration company.
We understand the urgency to both get the job done quickly and correctly. Downtime is costly for a business, and we know how important it is to get back up and running ASAP. Our managers and technicians are experienced fire damage restorers, and our office also offers reconstruction to rebuild your damaged apartments.
We have helped many property managers rebuild their apartment complexes after fire damage. We are the “one call” for our customers, and we can be yours, too.
Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Emergency Fire Board Up Services
As soon as we’re called to your property, we will begin emergency fire board up services. We will perform emergency roof tarping on damaged roofs and also cover damaged doors, walls, and windows. Boarding up a property immediately helps weather from coming in and causing secondary damage. It also deters unauthorized access and theft.
Apartment Fire Insurance / Renters Insurance
We can work with all your tenants and guide them towards filing a claim with their renter's insurance company. Each tenant will be assigned a Project Coordinator from our office who will connect with each renter’s insurance adjuster and begin their claim process. Many times, it takes only hours for an insurance company to begin approval work in each apartment.
Within a few days, most renters will have all of their household items inventoried, packed, and moved to our cleaning and storage facilities. Any debris inside their apartment is also thrown away.
Clearing the apartment quickly is always our goal. We know it’s important to have a clean and safe space in which our technicians can immediately begin fire cleanup and fire damage restoration services. We will clean all fire and smoke out of the apartment and perform fire smoke odor removal.
If anything inside the apartment was permanently damaged, our reconstruction crews will come and repair it.
Water Damage Services
Fire and water damages usually go hand in hand due to firefighting efforts.
If there is any standing water in the apartments, we will perform water extraction and other necessary water damage restoration services on day one and the drying process will begin. We do this to prevent any further damage and mold damage.
If we are not allowed to enter your property due to restrictions imposed by either the fire department or the insurance company, then we can also perform mold remediation. We are a Texas Licensed Mold Remediation Contractor with mold removal experts on staff.
After a Restoration Manager assesses your property, we will begin cleaning each apartment. We will remove all damaged structure and clean the soot off all the entire structure. We will also work with the renter’s insurance provider to get permission to remove their contents inside and move them to our storage and cleaning facilities.
Fire Smoke Odor Removal / Deodorization
Our technicians will use various techniques to eliminate the smoke smell from the apartment. This will involve removing all materials that have absorbed smoke and cleaning all residues from the walls. We will also install air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to remove airborne smoke particles.
If the structure of the apartment has been damaged beyond repair, our technicians will remove the damaged portions. At this point, one of our Reconstruction Managers will assess the damage and begin working with your insurance provider to begin the reconstruction process.
Full-Service Fire Restoration Company Near You
Handling a fire damage claim is stressful. Instead of coordinating the efforts of a handful of vendors, our promise to you is to help simplify this process by assigning you a Project Coordinator to guide you through every step of the fire restoration process from beginning to end.
Should you ever have a question about your project, your Project Coordinator will be there for you. They will:
- Work with your insurance company and your tenants' insurance companies to process all claims.
- Work with our fire restoration manager to coordinate fire cleanup efforts in each apartment like fire smoke odor removal and handling your renters’ contents claims.
- Work with our Reconstruction Project Manager to help rebuild any damage to each apartment.
We’re a SERVPRO in Dallas
Our franchise is a water damage restoration and fire and smoke damage restoration company in Dallas, Texas just minutes west of downtown.
Our staff of fire restoration experts is ready to help.
Call or contact us online anytime for a free consultation and disaster cleanup estimate. All insurance is accepted.