When we are called into a fire damage scene, our technicians get immediately to work. The process starts with an initial evaluation to assess the extent of the damage. Our extensive experience in this area allows us to factor this information into a relatively accurate cost estimate.
Once we have your approval, our technicians will get to work securing the area. This might include boarding up windows and doors, as well as securing tarps to prevent weather intrusion.
This phase of the process might also include water extraction to start the process of drying out the area. When necessary we can also disperse deodorizers to minimize the smell left behind.
Water extraction might involve pumping or vacuuming out any lingering water. This can also help to extricate any leftover fire extinguisher discharge. At Building Services, we use professional-grade air movers in conjunction with commercial grade dehumidifiers to rapidly dry out areas and materials that might be salvageable. This also helps to reduce the chances of a water-based mold problem developing in the future.
Just how long it takes for the affected area to dry out can vary depending on the size, damage, and the amount of water that was used. It’s not uncommon for it to take several days to thoroughly dry out a serious fire and water damaged area.
There are different types of damage that can occur in a single fire event.