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Residential Fire Cleanup and Restoration Process

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Burned kitchen cabinet Fire damage in a Bel Air, CA home.

The Aftermath of a Fire

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire in your Bel Air, CA, home can seem overwhelming. There's probably a lot of smoke damage and soot damage, as well as damage from the fire hoses. It's important to call on a professional fire restoration company as soon as possible to get the situation under control. They will follow these procedures to get your home back to normal as soon as possible:

  • Emergency Repairs
  • Damage Assessment
  • Cleanup
  • Repair
  • Restoration
  • Consultation

Emergency Services

The first thing the fire restoration experts do is make any necessary emergency repairs. This includes any boarding up that needs to be done as well as water removal or security fencing.

Assessing the Damage

As soon as the emergency repairs are completed, the fire experts needs to make an assessment to see how best to carry out the restoration and repairs. First, they will check to see what kind of harm has been done to the structure, then address issues such as water and smoke damage.


Once the assessment is done, they will begin the process of cleaning up. Any areas affected by water will be dried and sanitized, and whatever can be salvaged will be specially treated for smoke cleaning. Materials that have been severely damaged by the fire are removed at this time.


Once the cleanup is completed, repairs are made to any holes in the walls or the roof. Also, any leaks from water tanks or burst pipes are addressed.

Restoration Process

Next, the restoration begins. Salvageable furniture and other items are repaired, and repairs to the structure are completed. After the structural work is done, wallpapering, painting and carpet replacement are next.

Further Consultation

The fire restoration company can then consult with you about how best to avoid another fire. They may help you with ways to store materials properly or help you to select a good fire alert system for your home.

This outline should help you to get a general idea of what happens when you call for help with fire and smoke damage. A good fire cleanup company should put you at ease and quickly get your home back to normal.

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