Fire Damage Restoration Process

When it comes to fire damage restoration, we understand there’s a tight timeline, so you can trust our team to work quickly and efficiently to give you the best possible results.

Here is a basic breakdown of what the process typically looks like:

Fire Damage Inspection & Estimate

At Cousins Restoration, we always start our services with a no-obligation estimate. We’ll come to your home and inspect the property, letting you know where your damages are and exactly what needs to be done to fix it. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for problem areas like rust and corrosion, mold, and soot staining.

If there is damage to your siding or roofing, we’re also able to perform an inspection of these components at the same time and let you know what the repair or replacement costs might be.

Removal of Soot & Debris

As we talked about earlier, soot buildup can cause permanent damage in as little as 72 hours. Our fire damage restoration team will ensure that soot is removed from all surfaces and damage is mitigated as much as possible.

We’ll also remove unsalvageable debris to smooth out the fire damage clean up process.

Restoring Indoor Air Quality

One of the major concerns for those who have suffered fire damage is the indoor air quality of their home. Our professional restoration team uses an air scrubber and air mover to clean the air and take the smoke out.

Tarp & Board Up

Depending upon the extent of the fire damage to your home, it may be necessary to cover up entrances, windows, or damaged areas to prevent further damage to the home.

Our team will help you board up windows and doors for safety and security. We’ll also stretch out tarps to keep out rain and other elements to prevent further damage to the interior of your home.

Removing and Drying Water

While water is a critical part of putting out fires, the amount of damage water caused from the aftermath of a fire only increases if not taken care of quickly. 

To remove excess water, we use industrial-strength pumps and vacuums. From there, we use a dehumidifier to dry areas out and prevent mold/mildew formation. This critical process may take several days, depending upon the extent of the water damage, and our crew will keep track of the progress to ensure everything is running smoothly.