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Fire Damage Restoration Western Colorado

At 1-800 Water Damage of Western Colorado, we offer many different kinds of services, from mold removal to flood restoration. One of our most important services is fire damage restoration, as Western Colorado (unfortunately) is an area prone to fires.

In 2018 alone, wildfires burned over 400,000 acres of land in Colorado. And in years since, the amount of acreage burned has really slowed down.

So, in today’s article, we want to talk a little bit about what fire damage restoration is, and what the process entails. Though most people understand that fire can damage their home or business, what happens next in the fire damage restoration process isn’t always so clear.

We’re dedicated to making sure that our clients understand what to expect when it comes to fire damage restoration. The process often takes much longer than people imagine and involves numerous steps.

However, it’s our goal to make the project as painless as possible. Your peace of mind is our number one priority, and we think that helping you learn about what we do when approaching fire damage restoration will take some weight off your chest if it’s something you ever have to experience, first-hand.

Fire Damage and Smoke Damage

In order for us to talk about fire damage restoration, we first have to talk about everything that fire damage entails. Obviously, fire can damage your home by burning and destroying things like staircases, walls, and floors. However, fires cause both direct and indirect damage in your home – the smoke and heat can damage things that the fire never even touches.

Smoke that fires gives off often damages many favorite items, leading to bad odors and stains that refuse to go away. Even small kitchen fires that don’t cause direct damage to the rest of your home can damage innumerable items because of the smoke.

Secondary Water Damage

Homes and business doesn’t only suffer directly from fire damage, and indirectly from smoke damage when a fire begins. Oftentimes, your home can have water damage, too. This surprises a lot of people; they don’t expect to have to deal with water damage when cleaning up after a fire.

During a fire, firefighters use a lot of water to put out the flames, along with any in-home fire suppression system your home or property may have. That means pumping a lot of water right into your home or business – enough to cause serious water damage.

When a fire hits your home, you have to restore both the water and fire damage that the fire caused. So, if you want your fire damage restoration done right, you need to find a company with experience in both fire and water damage restoration. And when it comes down to it, you may also need to make sure your restoration company is experienced in dealing with mold remediation. Oftentimes, fire-damaged homes, with water damage, may sit for months before restoration work can even begin, giving plenty of time for mold to grow.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

So, what happens after all the damage is done and the fire is put out? The first thing a restoration company does is assess the damage. They’ll come to your home to figure out how much direct fire damage, water damage, indirect smoke damage, and maybe even mold damage is present. This assessment is also very important for insurance reasons. Your insurance company needs to have an accurate assessment of the damage to your home.

Your fire damage restoration company will then also remove items in your home that haven’t already been damaged by smoke, water, or fire. They’ll take away items that aren’t damaged so smoke doesn’t have time to settle in your furniture or belongings, preserving them from harm.

After the assessment and removal of specific contents, good restoration companies look for structural problems that could cause further damage in your home. If your roof is in danger of collapse, for example, focus needs to be given to shoring up that weakness.

Professionals want to make sure that your home doesn’t suffer from the disaster any more than it already has. They work hard to repair the foundation of your home or business and make sure that there are no holes, or weak, dangerous structures.

After your home is safe from further damage, your fire damage restoration company begins the repair process. Any standing water is pumped out of your home, or dried, demolition begins on parts of the home that can’t be repaired, and contents are removed

Contents Cleaning

Taking care of smoke damage in your home also involves content cleaning. This entails using state-of-the-art equipment and technology to get your items clean. There are two kinds of content cleaning: hard content cleaning and soft content cleaning. Both mean exactly what they sound like.

Hard contents cleaning involves restoring items like dishware, cabinets, floors, walls, and even electronics. Soft contents cleaning, on the other hand, involves removing smoke and fire damage from valuables like clothing or bedding. We’re proud to be the only fire damage restoration company in Western Colorado that offers full-capability contents cleaning. This means that we can handle tough jobs that other restoration companies can’t. We use our Esporta wash system, ultrasonic cleaner, and an ionizer to get out the toughest stains.

Fire Damage Restoration Services

Fire damage is something that no one ever wants to go through. It can ruin your home or business and cause damage to precious heirlooms. If left untreated, it can even cause further structural damage. That’s why fire damage restoration is so important to us. Our 2-hour emergency response is available 24/7 because we know that no one can predict when disaster will strike.

As always, we want you to know as much about our industry as possible. We think it’s important to help you understand what exactly we do at 1-800 Water Damage when it comes to restoring your home, following a fire. We’re proud to help with fire damage restoration all over Western Colorado.

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