Fire Damage Restoration Process

When a fire and smoke tears through your Toronto or Mississauga home, it doesn't matter if your home is brand new or you have lived in it for many years, it is unpredictable and can cause massive damage from the fire as well smoke and soot which can lead to devastating losses. While many people who go through this expect smoke and fire damage, they don’t anticipate the other overwhelming secondary damage done by water from firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze. You don’t have to go through this loss alone, though. SERVPRO of North Mississauga has a trained, professional, and caring fire restoration team that can help get you through this unexpected tragedy. We have years of experience in helping local families deal with fire damage restoration and helping them deal with their insurance company each step of the way. All of our specialty technicians are IICRC trained on the latest fire remediation techniques to ensure the mitigation process is done as quickly and professionally as possible.

At SERVPRO of North Mississauga, we understand that all fire damage situations are unique. Therefore, we make sure each process fits your specific needs. However, below is a general guideline to the process of fire damage restoration. This can help you understand what to expect should you experience this type of event.

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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 odours 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.