Fire Damage Restoration Process

Your home or business has recently been affected by a fire, and you're not sure what to do next... Luckily, you have come to the right place! SERVPRO of Renton is here to help.

Where Does Fire Restoration Start?

Every fire disaster will vary based on severity and type. There are gas fires, electrical fires, grease fires, metallic fires, etc., and our team at SERVPRO will begin the restoration process based on these classes or types of damage. After making an initial contact with our team, SERVPRO of Renton will send out fire restoration professionals to your location to get started on the process. 

Our team arrives to your property, but now what? SERVPRO of Renton will start the inspection to determine the class and type of damages before the restoration process begins in the following order:

  1. Board-up or tarp open framing
  2. Water removal and drying (if applicable)
  3. Smoke and soot removal and cleanup
  4. Sanitizing and disinfecting
  5. Restoration

Working with SERVPRO

Our team will work with you and your insurance company to make sure we can do whatever is possible to restore your property as quick as possible after fire damage. We follow our restoration process thoroughly so you don't have to worry! Trust our team of fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Renton. 

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (425) 255-2227

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.