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Steps to Restore Fire and Smoke Damage

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Fire flames background with with letters that read "Guide to Fire Damage Recovery" with Servpro Logo on top left corner Recovering from fire damage can be overwhelming but with the help of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree everything can go back to normal sooner than later.


Experiencing fire and smoke damage to your home is awful and traumatic. If you’re googling this out of necessity, I feel your pain. If you follow these steps, it’ll make your fire and smoke damage restoration processes as smooth as possible.

1. Contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree 

Stop what you’re doing and call a fire restoration company such as SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree right away. The longer you wait after a fire and smoke event in your home, the worse the damage will get. Most companies will offer a free consultation or charge a small fee to come out and assess the damage. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree will scope the job free of charge.

2. Emergency Tarping

The next step is putting a fire and smoke restoration plan in place and also tarping up any holes in your roof, windows, or walls. It is of paramount importance to form the plan for fire and smoke damage restoration as early as possible as well as doing what you can to stop the damage from becoming worse.

3. Removal of Fire and Smoke Damage

The third step is removing the damaged materials from your home. When there’s smoke damage, there is probably fire damage, and when the fire department is involved, things usually get wet. When cleaning up fire and smoke damage, it is common to discover some water damage. For this reason, it’s important to be very thorough when removing the damaged materials. The last thing you want after having a fire, smoke, and water restoration completed is to have to pay for a mold removal job a few months later!

4. Restoration of Your Home

The fourth and final step after everything has been cleaned and removed is rebuilding the space. Remodeling and restoring your home is the best part because you get to buy new things, well I guess it depends on how you look at it. Try to enjoy it cause you have to do it anyway, and if you have a good insurance adjuster, you will get a fair amount of money to replace all of your destroyed belongings.

If you have just experienced fire and smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (617) 774-8583 for all fire, smoke, and water restoration needs. We are proud to serve Milton, Braintree, Avon, Randolph, Holbrook, Abington, Dorchester, Mattapan and the surrounding South Shore area.

-Elias Urizar

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