A fire can be quite a devastating experience, and just the thought of restoring the fire damaged property can seem very overwhelming.

The process of fire damage restoration is returning a fire and smoke damaged property to pre-loss condition. Fire cleanup and restoration jobs can take around weeks or months because of the destructive nature of the disaster. Water damage restoration, on the other hand, is all about mitigating water and drying out the property, a task that can often be completed in days.

Fire restoration in Potomac MD involves things like of property board up, demolition and reconstruction on top if tasks such as debris, odor and soot removal, contents cleaning and working in order to remove any disturbed hazards such as lead and asbestos.

It is important to note that fire damage and water damage night often occur concurrently. When this happens, firstly, the property is doused with water while the fire department does their work to contain and extinguish the blaze. Sometimes, its pipes burst or melt during the fire, which leaks water into the structure.

Here are steps to restore fire damage

Before your fire damage restoration contractor even enters the property to assess the extent of the fire damage, they must first receive the official go ahead from a licensed authority. Otherwise, a contractor might be entering an unsafe situation and risk injury.

After the access to the property has been granted, here are the steps that follow:

  1. Assessment of Damage

After confirming that the property is safe to enter, the first and foremost things a fire damage contractor needs to do is perform an assessment of the damage sustained in the fire and also ensuing the water intrusion. Typically, this involves assessing how far the flames and smoke have penetrated into the structure and how extensive any clean up can be. This particular step also involves assessment of the contents present inside the property in order to determine what needs to be discarded and what can be packed and restored.

  1. Security of property & debris removal

After the assessment has been performed successfully, the next step is to secure the property. This includes fencing around the property, removing debris around the perimeter, and also boarding up openings in the structure, as well as tarping or sealing off any parts of the roof in order to protect what is left of the property from the weather.

  1. Demolition, water mitigation and dry out

The main goal during this stage is to prevent any further damage due to mold or corrosion by removing water and drying the property out. Personal property will be removed from the interior of the structure. The damaged drywall, flooring and other such materials will also be removed down to the studs as necessary.

Author’s Bio: The author is an avid blogger. This article is about fire damage restoration.