Vital Preparations to Rebuild a Mount Vernon Home after Fire Damage
SERVPRO Focuses on Orderly Fire Restoration Procedures in Mount Vernon Homes
Recovering from most fire incidents takes time because of the multiple steps restoration involves. A considerable rebuilding process is necessary for significant fires that consume many structural materials in Mount Vernon homes. Rebuilding takes more than replacing the unsalvageable materials torn down from the structure. Assessing, securing, and refinishing the structure is part of rebuilding.
The fire damage at your Mount Vernon home is unique from any other incident. Even if you have been afflicted by a similar property disaster before, the dynamics are always different in new incidents. The source of the fire, accelerants involved, and combustion durations vary. Professional assistance from SERVPRO factors in all the unique challenges, thus simplifying the recovery process.
Rebuilding a house affected by fire requires an orderly approach since some actions have to be prioritized for safety reasons or to limit the development of secondary damages after addressing the initial effects of combustion.
Orderly remediation requires:
- A thorough assessment
- Securing the property
- Early intervention against structural issues
- Cleaning, drying, and deodorization
Combustion leaves readily identifiable problems such as soot-covered surfaces and charred structural materials. So it is easy to think you know all the issues you need to resolve. However, such incidents also leave hidden problems or kick-start forms of deterioration that worsen over time. After a thorough evaluation, you can only get an accurate picture of the issues.
Our SERVPRO IICRC-Certified technicians collect different information when evaluating a fire, including understanding residue spread patterns by running a clean sponge along flat surfaces. It is necessary to inspect utilities such as the electrical system and HVAC since fire affects them significantly. Identifying where the electrical needs to be stripped off is essential. At the very least, rebuilding the electrical system requires a new breaker box and wiring. Inspection reveals whether fixtures and outlets have significant damage necessitating replacement.
Securing Fire Damaged Structures when Rebuilding
Your home may be your safe haven in ordinary times. However, when fire guts it down, it can become hazardous from physical and environmental risks.
Risks to mitigate during fire restoration:
- Unstable structural areas
- Slip and trip hazards
- Harmful substances or objects
Securing a house after fire damage ensures a safer environment for the workers and anyone who enters the house. Checking the level of charring on structural supports such as trusses and frames helps identify any unstable areas. Removing the compromised structural supports or surrounding materials to relieve weight diminishes the risk of collapse. Our SERVPRO technicians also tear down any partially burnt structural elements such as wall or ceiling panels since they might injure someone.
Securing a property also requires protective steps such as setting up barriers in different areas. If there is a roof cave-in, we set up tarps to keep rainwater out. Accumulation of water inside the house damages materials and increases the chances of slip and fall accidents. Our SERVPRO technicians ensure the roof tarp is installed correctly, including choosing a high-quality poly woven tarp and sandwiching it with 2 by 4 planks.
SERVPRO of Skagit County does not spare any energy when preparing to tackle fire damage, thus addressing it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (360) 873-8744.