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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

I Had A Fire In My Muskegon Apartment - Now What?

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damaged kitchen This apartment fire was caused by a cutting board on top of the stove, not realizing the stove was turned on.

After the fire department leaves, your home or business is left damaged from fire, smoke, and water.  Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.  The steps below convey SERVPRO of Muskegon's process for the "typical" fire damage.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process beings when you call SERVPRO of Muskegon.  Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

On arrival, we carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, soot, and water damage.  The step is crucial to developing the correct 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, boarding up missing windows and walls and placing tarps on damaged roofs is a priority.

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 may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If your Muskegon home or business has suffered a fire damage, call SERVPRO of Muskegon today, 231-733-7601, we are Here to help® 24/7

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