In the aftermath of a fire, your focus is on getting your home and your life back to normal as fast as possible. Obviously, the first place to call is the fire department. Once the flames have been doused and you’re left staring at what remains of your home or business, you next step should be to call LaPointe Construction Board-Up Service. Whether it was a minor fire with minimal smoke damage or one that destroyed much of your home, you should leave rebuilding and restoration to the professionals. Having an insight into the process with give you an idea of what to expect.
Inspection & Assessment
The initial step in any reconstruction project is a thorough inspection of the damage to the property. We can’t fix what we don’t know is wrong. The property is thoroughly examined to determine the fire’s starting point, take pictures and documentation for the insurance company, and assess the extent of the damage to the building’s structure and your belongings. This allows L.C.B.S. to create a personalized restoration plan that targets each facet of the damage and allows us to determine what areas to focus on.
Clearing Out Items
Items are carried out of the fire-affected part of the home or business, usually outdoors or to another, undamaged part of the building. This allows them to be treated separately and any ongoing damage to be arrested. Individual items are treated according to the level of damage, the item’s material, and other factors. By removing your belongings from the affected area, we are also better able to treat the structure itself.
Smoke Damage Removal
Smoke damage is a persistent and difficult-to-remove aspect of fire damage. This is especially true with certain types of materials, such as fabric and carpets. It’s very difficult to remove the odor and contamination of smoke damage without professional assistance. After the level of smoke damage has been tested and assessed, treatment can begin. Our professionals bring specialized equipment to remove smoke damage. Since the unpleasant odors of smoke damage can linger long after a fire, treatment with this equipment is essential.
Smoke and fire damage don’t only impact belongings, but also the air in your building. Smoke particles and other harmful contaminants can remain in the closed air of your building long after the fire is out. Our professional restoration company utilizes HEPA filter technology that remove these worrisome particulates from the air. Depending on the extent of the damage, the ductwork of your heating and cooling system may need to be cleaned and cleared as well.
After a fire, you need a restoration company that won’t make you wait and has the experience needed to get the job done right. Time is a crucial factor in any restoration—waiting too long can lead to more harm, but rushing the work encourages equally negative outcomes. LaPointe Construction Board-Up Service has extensive experience in fire damage restoration for clients in the Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire area. If you’re in need of fire restoration services, contact us at 978-447-5991. You can also find more information on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LaPointeConstruction.