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What Determines Damage Restoration Timelines in San Antonio Homes

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Evaluates San Antonio Homes after Fire Damage

One of your main worries is how fast you can reuse your property after a fire incident and the total cost of fire damage restoration. Unfortunately, these issues could be more straightforward, so you might only get a specific answer from some of your concerns. Even friends or family affected by similar incidents may not give you all the answers you seek.

Carrying out a thorough inspection before starting fire damage restoration in a San Antonio home is essential because it helps reveal pertinent information that can clarify timelines and costs. The first people SERVPRO sends to your property when you notify us of the incident perform such an inspection before the main team arrives. 

Crucial information when restoring fire damage

  • Whether it requires cleaning only or demolition too
  • Whether content pack-outs are necessary
  • External factors like investigations
  • The refinishing needed

Fire soils and consumes structural materials. The level of deterioration determines the actions necessary to restore your place to its preloss state. For instance, deep soils such as wet smoke residues are challenging to clean and might be better addressed through controlled demolition of the affected areas. Charred wall or ceiling panels also need to go. An incident that requires stripping down sections of the property is likely to take longer than one involving soot cleanup only.

Handling Contents in Case of a Fire

Fire affects contents like furniture and appliances within your property. Contents can be obstacles to other activities, such as cleaning the floors and ceilings, even when not majorly impacted. The time spent moving contents away can delay the restoration process. Since leaving the contents in place is not the answer, our SERVPRO crews opt for workarounds such as covering bulky items with drop cloths and plastic sheets. We can also do pack-outs within the facility. Our technicians can move items faster since we have accessories such as lifting straps and dollies. Removing items also helps other processes, such as refinishing damaged areas.

Typical refinishing processes

  • Deodorization
  • Repainting surfaces
  • Replacing removed materials

SERVPRO of Braun Station can help you estimate and save time during fire damage restoration. Call us at (210) 267-2159. 

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