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Leaky roofing and leaky pipes can cause a lot of damage to a house. If you don't act quickly, these two problems can result in major repairs that can get quite costly and complicated. My blog will show you how to identify these problem areas and how to judge the severity of the damage sustained. Having restored a few homes over the years before selling them, I have a lot of experience working with water damaged homes. I hope that all of the information that I have included here in this blog will help you get through the process with fewer issues.


water leak damaged homes - the restoration

House Fire: What To Expect During The Restoration Process

by Paul Burton

A house fire can be completely devastating, whether it is contained to one room or results in a total loss. It is not just the fire itself that damages the home—smoke and the water and chemicals used to put out the fire can also leave a lot of damage behind. Luckily, there are many companies that specialize in assisting homeowners with the restoration process after a fire. The key is to contact a reputable company as soon as possible to assist with fire, smoke, and water restoration as quickly as possible. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect from the clean up process after a house fire.

Thorough Inspection

Before a restoration company can begin the clean up process, they will need to do a thorough inspection in order to understand the full scope of the damage. Each roof affected by the fire will be carefully analyzed and photographs will be taken. Tests will then be performed to determine the severity of the soot and smoke damage, and test cleaners will be applied to surfaces to see what can be salvaged and repaired.

Air Purification

Smoke and soot is very dangerous to breathe, so air purification after a house fire is essential. A fire damage restoration company will use a variety of equipment to thoroughly clean the air in your home to ensure that it is free of smoke and soot residue, as well as harmful debris. High-efficiency particle air vacuums, air scrubbers, and negative air fans are typically used, and these things will continually run until it can be determined that the air quality in your home is acceptable.

Damaged Items Removed

After the inspection, a fire damage restoration company will have a good idea of what items damaged by smoke or soot can be salvaged and repaired. If something can be repaired, it will most likely be removed from your home, inventoried and photographed, and transported to a cleaning facility where special cleansing agents are used to restore the items. Depending on how many belongings need to be thoroughly restored due to soot or smoke damage, it may take a little bit of time to get your items back. However, if you have hired a reputable fire damage restoration company, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that the cleaning process will leave you belongings looking as good as new, without any type of smoke odor. 

For more information, reach out to companies like Willamette Restoration Services, Inc.