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Fire Damage Remediation: Leave it to the Pros

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

A blue house with part of the roof and window burnt. Don't take on a fire damage alone. Call SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City we want to help you.

When Fire Damages Your Downtown Chicago Home Call SERVPRO

A house fire is a catastrophic event that can lead to emotional, structural, and financial devastation. Downtown Chicago fire damage remediation, the process of making your home livable again, is a complex undertaking that requires skill, knowledge, and unique resources. If you want to restore your home as quickly as possible and minimize costs, you should consult a fire damage remediation company.


How does a remediation company restore your fire damaged home in Downtown Chicago? The four main techniques commonly used include thoroughly drying your home, cleaning the HVAC system, rebuilding damaged structural elements, and removing unusable debris.

Water Damage

In the days following a fire, water damage is your biggest threat. Secondary water damage is the single most significant source of additional damage—and increased costs—once a fire is out. Standing water plus soaked furniture and drywall equal a breeding ground for mold and mildew. While professional remediation specialists work to repair other types of damage, they use dehumidifiers and other air-moving machinery to dry your home as thoroughly as possible.

HVAC System

During a fire, HVAC filters and coils become clogged with soot and other debris. When this happens, these parts must be replaced. A remediation company can determine what types of repairs are necessary and do the work for you.

Structural Rebuild

Fire damaged structural elements in your home must be replaced or rebuilt. Granted, you could hire independent contractors to do the work, but that involves increased time and effort on your part. A fire damage remediation company can oversee this step for you.

Unsalvageable Debris

Fire destroys. Items in your home too damaged to be restored can potentially contaminate other areas of your home and should be removed, if at all possible. If you believe damaged possessions can be salvaged, check with the damage restoration company or a specialty repair store for advice or help.

Points to Consider

After fire damage, take time to conduct a complete damage inventory of your home. Note smoke-odor issues, structural problems, and potential water damage. Fire damage remediation involves these and a host of other factors. A professional restoration service with years of experience, professional knowledge, and the right equipment can significantly reduce the burden of a fire’s aftermath and streamline the restoration process to make it as painless as possible. All while protecting your home from further damage.

Furthermore, hiring a professional company just makes sense. A house fire disrupts your life in countless ways. The easier and more effective the remediation process, the sooner your life can return to normal. For more information about fire damage remediation, contact your local fire remediation company, SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900.

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