Dangers Of Fire Damage
When not properly addressed and taken care of, fire damage in Cookeville, or any other place in the Upper Cumberland, can spell disaster for a building’s structural integrity as well as the general health and well-being of the building’s occupants. After a fire, there are several necessary steps that must be taken during the fire damage restoration process to restore buildings to their original conditions and ensure the health and safety of everyone who enters them.
So, what are some of the dangers of fire damage in the Upper Cumberland?
- Fire damage can leave your building full of soot, which when inhaled, can cause or exacerbate serious conditions like lung cancer, asthma, and more.
- Heat can severely weaken or damage concrete, wood, and other structural materials that often make up the commercial and residential buildings. Your building should always be assessed post-fire damage to check for structural damage before you or anyone else enters it again.
- Permanent fire damage can also impact the buildings adjacent to where the fire took place. Depending on how far the fire and smoke spread, others buildings nearby may not be safe or need to be restored, too.
How can you restore fire damage?
Here at SERVPRO of Cookeville, our fire damage restoration process consists of the following steps.
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call 931-528-9292.
Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect and test the adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the damage.
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
We can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs to prevent further damage.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
If water is present, the removal process begins almost immediately.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
Specialized equipment and techniques help remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
Next up comes cleaning, sanitization, and disinfecting.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step to restore the building to its pre-fire condition.