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The Fire Damage Repair Process

Fire damage repair seems like a daunting process. Because fire is so destructive, and smoke and soot left behind are incredibly messy, it is important to have the right restoration team on your side. Fire damage repair processes typically follow steps in a certain order to reverse the damage in your home. At Stretch Cleaning and Restoration, we are always standing by 24/7 to answer your call with emergency response services in Long Beach Island. Once on the scene, we will assess the extent of the damage and come up with a plan of action to immediately start the cleanup and repair process. Most repair processes tend to go as follows:

Step 1: Emergency Board-Up

To prevent further loss and damage, boards and tarps are used to seal the home. Holes in walls, ceilings, and floors allow additional damage into your home. Wind, rain, animals, and vandals are all dangers to a susceptible home, so to ensure no further damage will occur the home should be properly protected. 

Step 2: Cleanup

Special cleaning agents and equipment must be used to adequately remove soot and smoke. Cleanup begins with removal of smoke, dust, and soot from surfaces of your home. After sustaining fire damage, your property will look dark, stained, and charred. Even walls and surfaces that were not in the same room as the fire can be damaged and dirty. Smoke and soot residues can cause significant damage if not cleaned quickly and properly.

Step 3: Water Damage Cleanup

Following a fire, most homes will also consequently ensue water damage. Water and moisture need to be removed and dried from the home to prevent further damage. Because we are a full service restoration company, we provide emergency response for any fire and water damage emergency.

Step 4: Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

Next it is time to repair and restore all the damaged parts of your home. Items that are too badly damaged to be repaired will be disposed of, and those that are salvageable will be repaired. This is the phase where damaged drywall, cabinets, carpets, and other parts of the home are rebuilt, replaced, and refinished. The purpose of this step is to return your home to its pre-damaged condition and get it looking as good as new.

Step 5: Smoke Odor Removal

Smoke can penetrate walls and surfaces, leaving unseen odors that can linger and travel throughout the entire home. Professionals will neutralize and remove smoke odors from your home, leaving it smelling fresh and making the air quality safe and breathable.

When you experience fire damage in your home, do not let the damage spread. You should contact a certified restorer as soon as possible to prevent any additional damage from water, smoke and soot residues. As IICRC certified and trained professionals, the technicians at Stretch Cleaning and Restoration understand the frustrations and trauma that fire damage causes home and business owners. We are qualified to properly evaluate the loss, test damaged materials, select the optimum restoration alternative, coordinate with insurance professionals, and ultimately restore your property and contents to pre-loss conditions.