How Soon Should Fire Restoration Start on My Home?
With Our Central Location, Our SERVPRO Team Can Reach San Leandro Area Homes Fast in An Emergency.
Because of how destructive fires can be even after they get extinguished, it is vital to secure professional restoration as soon as possible. Our professionals have multiple strategies to reach your damaged San Leandro home quickly after a loss like this, and this fast response can make a difference in the contents and structural areas that can get restored.
With our central location to those in the city and its surrounding areas, there are no delays in addressing fire damage in San Leandro homes and apartments. From the emergency services and fire debris removal to the various stages of mitigation and reconstruction, we have a team of qualified professionals to help make fire losses “Like it never even happened.”
What Are the First Steps After a Fire Loss?
Knowing what to do after a fire takes place is not always clear. While the emergency aspects of extinguishment can begin immediately, there are many different avenues that you can take to secure a damage claim from your insurance provider or to have the house professionally restored by qualified technicians like ours. Here are some of the things you should prioritize after a loss:
- Contacting Professional Restoration
One of the first steps that you can take is to reach out to our professionals to get personnel mobilizing to help. With our prompt response 24/7, we can arrive and begin the assessment and estimation that your insurance provider requires to approve damage claims.
- Contacting Your Insurance Provider
Informing your insurance company about a disaster as it happens can help them to begin working towards helping you and your property in every way that they can. As a preferred vendor with local insurance outfits, our SERVPRO team can help to meet their demands and expectations for your home beginning as soon as we arrive.
- Keeping Your Family Safe
One of the most effective ways for you to help in the restoration process is to ensure that you and your family are safe. We can recover and repair many areas of your home, but only after the all-clear from first responders and firefighters.
How Fast Can Professionals Arrive After I Call?
Saying that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster is one thing, but showing it is another. We strive to provide the most efficient response during a disaster so that your home and its contents can be better protected from spreading fire and loss effects. In many situations, our SERVPRO team can arrive within hours of your first notice of loss (FNOL) with the equipment and skilled personnel to make a difference. We can ensure a faster response to your damaged home because we have:
- Stocked READY Trailers
- 24/7 Staffed Emergency Lines
- Skilled Roster of Restoration Specialists
These three areas can help to decrease the time between our team getting notified of a disaster and rolling out to help. Our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) have dozens of tools and products that can help in several ways to manage destructive lingering loss effects like soot, smoke, and odors.
What Mitigation Tasks Should Happen Right After a Fire?
Because we can reach your property quickly after a loss incident, we can often begin several of the mitigation steps vital to protecting your home and its contents right away. While there are multiple approaches to restore and repair your fire-damaged home, specific mitigation tasks can be the most effective when applied as soon as possible. These include:
- Controlled Demolition
Removing damaged portions of structural materials like drywall and flooring can make the restoration area safer for technicians and reduce areas where odors and soot particles might be more concentrated.
- Debris Removal
By shoveling up debris, ash, and remnants of burned contents and materials, our professionals can better prepare your home for vacuuming and wipe cleaning necessary.
- Content Management
This part of the restoration process involves protecting your possessions and belongings. In many cases, on-site relocation and cleaning can be all that is necessary. With soot and odor damages, however, pack-out to our nearby warehouse for concentrated cleaning might be the only suitable solution.
Is Restoration Fast?
While we strive to provide an efficient and cost-effective series of restoration tasks when we first arrive, the final time that recovery takes varies from one residence to the next. Fast restoration solutions depend on the severity of fire loss effects throughout the house and all of the necessary steps in returning the house to its original condition.
Fires can be a traumatic situation for homes and businesses in the area, but our SERVPRO of San Leandro team can help. With experienced professionals and cutting-edge equipment, we can gain control of a fire loss emergency in your house. Give us a call today at (510) 352-2480.