Fire Damage Restoration Process

Every Phase of Fire Restoration for Damaged Miami Residences

Fires can be one of the most devastating disasters for a Miami property, and this situation can only get worse the longer that homeowners wait for qualified restoration technicians to arrive. Even avid DIY enthusiasts can appreciate that much of the fire recovery process requires technical skill and advanced equipment, so teams like our SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can help. Much like every loss incident, the restoration for your home or business begins with a phone call.

Your Role in Fire Restoration

One of the most critical aspects of property restoration after a fire emergency is how quickly recovery technicians can reach the address to begin critical mitigation steps. From the first notice of loss (FNOL), we seek to arrive at a residence within hours to help. This quick reaction to the disaster means that the information gathered in the initial conversations is critical to dictate the equipment, personnel, and products that roll out with our SERVPRO Green Fleet from our Miami warehouse.

Our administration contacting residents want to know:

  • When you first noticed the emergency
  • What processes occurred to extinguish the fire
  • Has the property been turned back over to you?
  • Have you contacted your insurance?
  • Do you know what coverage options exist for fire losses?
  • Nature/Cause of the fire
  • Any known hazards that our technicians might encounter

From that first conversation, you begin the process of restoring your damaged home.

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Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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