Fire Damage Restoration Process

After the fire trucks leave, SERVPRO of Seattle Central and South & Mercer Island is here to restore your home from fire, smoke, and water damage. With our specialized fire restoration training, we can bring your property back to its pre-fire condition.

Call us at (206) 282-9500 for assistance with fire, smoke, or soot damage.

Our process for fire damage emergencies typically involves the following steps:

  1. Emergency Contact: When you reach out to us, we gather important details to respond quickly with the right equipment and resources.

  2. Inspection and Assessment: We thoroughly assess the fire, smoke, and soot damage to develop a customized plan.

  3. Board-Up and Roof-Tarp: We secure your property by boarding up windows and walls and placing tarps on damaged roofs.

  4. Water Removal and Drying: If water damage is present, we promptly remove water and use dehumidifiers and air movers to complete the drying process.

  5. Smoke and Soot Removal: Our specialized equipment effectively eliminates smoke and soot from surfaces like ceilings and walls.

  6. Cleaning and Sanitizing: We clean, sanitize, and disinfect damaged items and structures, employing various techniques to restore them.

  7. Restoration: The final step involves restoring your home to its pre-fire condition, which may include repairs, such as drywall replacement, painting, and carpet installation.

With our comprehensive approach, SERVPRO ensures efficient fire restoration, bringing your property back to normal as quickly as possible.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (206) 282-9500

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.