Fire Damage Assessment in Nashua
SERVPRO Thoroughly Evaluates Your Home After Fire Damage
A house fire is one of the most devastating events Nashua homeowners can experience. The resultant damage is difficult to repair, and the restoration process is time consuming due to the complications of the assessment and repairs. Knowledge is crucial in the wake of a disaster. As a homeowner, it is important to familiarize yourself with the fire damage assessment process so that you can prepare for it.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience a house fire, you can count on SERVPRO to reverse any fire damage sustained. We have many years of experience providing fire damage and soot damage restoration services to Nashua residents, and our technicians are IICRC-certified. Using advanced tools and equipment, we can return your home to preloss conditions in no time, "Like it never even happened."
The first stage of fire damage assessment begins outside the structure. SERVPRO assessment crew must first ensure that your house is safe to enter by checking existing damage from the outside. It may appear structurally sound to an untrained eye, but the building could still be a safety hazard.
Our fire damage inspectors note any non-structural damage while they are outside the home. During this time, we also assess external damage to outbuildings, yard, and other nearby areas. Once we are confident the house is safe to enter, we proceed with the assessment.
The first interior room to check for fire damage is usually the basement. If your home does not have a basement, SERVPRO technicians replace this step by checking the interior and exterior foundation. The basement leads to the foundation, which can provide valuable information about the situation of the house. If the foundation is broken, cracked, or swamped, the restoration process could be long. On the other hand, less severe fire damage means quicker repairs and fewer expenses.
The last part of the structural integrity assessment leads to the entire house. SERVPRO professionals have to check load bearing walls for slippage, cracks, and even soot damage. Walls with a porous finish could hold odors, stains, and moisture for a prolonged period, leading to mold and bacteria that weakens structural supports in the long run. It is common for some walls to require replacement even if the fire damage was not severe.
A fire disaster is the last thing anyone would want to experience in their home. If it happens, SERVPRO of Nashua is just around the corner to control the resultant fire damage. Call us today at (603) 889-2311.
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