Everything we’ll do in regards to the general evaluation and assessment of your home after you’ve suffered from fire damage.
You can cross your fingers and hope the unthinkable never happens to you, but unfortunately your home might end up suffering from fire damage whether it was your fault or not. The fire engines will burst onto the scene, and hopefully they’ll minimize the amount of damage your home suffers. After they’ve finished putting the fire out you’ll still need a fire restoration company to come in and piece your home back together again, but before that happens a thorough general evaluation and assessment will need to take place then an estimate can be given out. We’re going to look at everything we’ll do before any restoration work can begin.
Taking Lots Of Photos
If the fire damage is extensive it could have destroyed nearly every room inside your home, but no matter how bad it might be we’ll begin by taking professional photos of everything in our path. With many years of experience under our belt, we know how important it is to make sure every part of your property affected by the fire is photographed correctly. When dealing with insurance companies it’s crucial to make sure no part of your home is missed, not only because it will prevent any problems from arising but it will also speed up the process when they can’t argue over anything in the estimate.
Itemize The Inventory
This stage is even more important if the damage sustained spans more than a couple of rooms, because if you’re like most people you’ll have a lot of possessions in your home you don’t want to lose. One of the reasons why everything is itemized so thoroughly is because it’s vital nothing is misplaced during the restoration process. It’s also good to have a list of all the items in your home because you’ll need to know what to claim for on your insurance, and it’s easy to forget anything that isn’t written down until you next need to use it.
Separating Your Possessions
Your possessions are going to end up in two different categories, and they’ll either be salvageable or non-salvageable. We can easily tell which category they belong in based on looking at them, though I’m sure you’ll know the majority of non-salvageable ones by simply knowing which rooms were on fire. Most of your possessions caught in the middle of a fire will be completely destroyed, and if the fire doesn’t get them the water from the hoses often will. Nevertheless, anything salvageable will be taken care of by us.
Transportation Of Possessions
After we’ve been through the grueling process of photographing your home, itemizing your inventory, and separating the salvageable from the non-salvageable we’ll then transport all of your possessions to our purpose-built facility. It’s climate controlled, so once your possessions are in storage you don’t need to worry about them. At a later stage we’ll finally clean up your salvageable items before returning them to your home, and once you’ve given us your consent we’ll dispose of the non-salvageable possessions in the most environmentally-friendly way possible.
Preparing The Repair Estimates
Once the general evaluation and assessment is done and dusted, it will now be time to prepare your repair estimates based on all the data we’ve collected. Everything will be done as quickly as possible and the construction division estimator will come up with an estimate to match your insurance company allowing us to get started on the restoration as soon as we can. It would take too long to go into detail about all the things we’ll carry out, but by the time Dryfast are finished you can be sure you’ll forget there was ever any fire damage when you walk into your home.
Call Us Straight Away
The fire isn’t the only thing that will damage your home, and you might remember us talking about water earlier. If you leave it too long before we can reach you it might mean we have to clean up mold too. Your best course of action would be to call us immediately, or at least as soon as you’re done dealing with the fire service. We will also board up your home when we visit to make sure it’s secure as you’re not going to be staying there, so pick up the phone and call us as soon as you can and we’ll send a team out to you straight away.