Fire Damage Assessment for New Milford Property Owners
SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood's Fire Damage Assessment for Your New Milford Home Is the Smart First Step
Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire is a difficult reality for a New Milford homeowner. In addition to destroying interior property and irreplaceable personal treasures, the fire can weaken the structural integrity of your house. As a result, many residential property owners find themselves feeling emotionally frail and anxious about restoration expenses once the fire has burnt out. However, securing a professional fire damage restoration company in New Milford can help homeowners limit damages, save money, and restore the property quickly. One of the first and most important parts of the professional restoration process is the assessment of fire damages. Learn more about what this process involves and entails by reading this brief overview:
Analyzing Superficial Damage.
One of the first steps following the fire is determining how much superficial damage has befallen your property. Typically, the restoration specialist will begin outside the property and check for manifestations like missing shingles, damaged chimneys, melted objects, and other signs of exterior deterioration and ruin. Additionally, the local company may examine your roof and other exterior areas of the property. You should also look over these areas and use a video recorder or camera to record damages. This will help you obtain optimal coverage from your insurance company.
Examining Internal Damage.
In addition to examining the exterior of your home, fire cleaning experts will determine the extent of internal damage done by the fire. During this component of the assessment, our team can make a critical difference. Our assessment and inspection utilizing a corporate-wide technology called the Contents Claim Inventory Service--(CCIS.) This categorizes room-by-room content as salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The CCIC is an effective tool for dealing with your insurance company, which SERVPRO Of Teaneck / Englewood is not. But we do work closely with these providers, looking out for your best interests. We will walk through the property and look for damages to windows, bathtubs, vents, ducts, ceilings, floors, roof, sinks, and walls. They will also analyze the interior to determine whether your ceilings, walls or foundation are structurally compromised.
After The Assessment: Water Removal, Cleanup and Repair. Once our restoration company has completed the property assessment, they will move forward with extracting standing water, if any, to mitigate water damage to furniture and building materials. This extraction helps prevent or slow the onset of mold growth. The cleanup process is also the period during which our IICRC certified technicians will help you salvage any items not destroyed by smoke, water or fire damage. The primary objective of the cleanup process is to prevent further degradation and restore as many items and structural elements as possible.
Related Case Study: Restoring a Kitchen after a Fire
Small kitchen fires can start with little warning, as several sources can cause them. While typically these fires can generate from a mismanaged stove or some short in the electrical systems, the result can often be the same in the localized issues that it causes. The typical effects are soot and smoke damages, which appear in several different ways.
The aftermath of a kitchen fire in a home is rarely if ever the variety that can be cleaned and restored with conventional cleaning methods on your own. The lingering smell alone is not one to readily get masked, which needs the best professional fire cleanup company.
From the moment that our experts arrive at your home, we get to work on assessing the damage to your kitchen area and any adjacent rooms or surfaces that could have gotten affected by the fire as well. This assessment details what must happen to clean and repair the home, everything from deodorization to controlled demolition and rebuilding services.
Stove fires especially run the risk of irreparably damaging cabinetry in the kitchen well beyond the ability of even the most skilled restorer. In these cases, our team can remove these unsalvageable components and prepare the area for reinstallation of new materials.
Contending with smoke damage often involves removing an unsavory smell that lingers behind after the fire has gotten extinguished. Deodorization with thermal foggers neutralize these odor molecules and leaves no discernable scent behind. Given the complexity of some of the other restoration processes to return your kitchen area to its former condition, deodorization is often one of the final steps of our plan.
Kitchen fires are not always wild and widespread, but they can cause damages that you cannot remedy on your own.
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SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood is locally owned and operated so we are part of the New Milford, Englewood, and Tenafly communities too. When you have a fire damage emergency, we are already nearby and ready to help. Call us.(201) 266-0482