Fire Damage Restoration Process

SERVPRO is Available 24/7 to Aid Kansas City Residents

There is never a convenient time for disaster to strike in any residence, but you can always contact a SERVPRO team after a fire damages your Kansas City property. Our crew's fast response and constant availability mean that you can have a team at your property within as little as four hours of your call.

What to Expect From the Initial Inspection

When a crew chief, project manager, or production comes to your Kansas City home, they use preliminary and secondary inspections to determine the extent of the disaster and formulate a plan of action.

Typical questions you may be asked can pertain to the following:

? Did the fire department clear the scene?
? Is an investigation currently being conducted regarding the fire?
? Can we take photographs of the damage on your property?

If the scene of the fire is being investigated as suspect or prone to subrogation, the area may need to be left alone until your insurer has had it evaluated.

Cleaning Your Home From Ceiling to Floor

When restoring fire-damaged structures, SERVPRO restoration techs work from ceiling to floor with dry cleaning products like vacuums and dry cleaning sponges to address light damages or loose, dry deposits. Wet cleaning methods, on the other hand, work from the walls upward. Having a specific order for cleaning not only maximizes efficiency, but also prevents re-soiling that can stain structures, carpeting, and fixtures.

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Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.