Your Wildfire Damage Restoration Company
How to Prepare Your Home for a Wildfire
First and foremost, ServiceMaster Restore cares about the health, safety, and wellbeing of our clients. For this reason, we always recommend evacuating when necessary. Remember — your home and your belongings are not near equivalent in value to your life or those of your loved ones. As a wildfire approaches, use these wildfire prep and cleanup tips to minimize the damage:
Before a Wildfire
As a Wildfire Approaches
How to Document Wildfire Damage
No matter how much wildfire prep and cleanup you do, the unpredictability of nature may mean that your home or business is still damaged. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to document all damages. Use these tips to ensure your insurance company covers the claim in its entirety.
Seeking Wildfire Damage Restoration Services After a Wildfire
Once the fire has been put out, you’ll want to call your insurance company and ServiceMaster Restore. We’ll immediately dispatch a trained technician to evaluate the extent and severity of the wildfire damage. An accurate estimate and scope of work are developed and sent to your insurance adjuster. Emergency board up is the next step, and prevents vandals, animals, and the elements from accessing the home. Should there be any water damage from firefighting efforts, we’ll immediately begin water extraction and drying. We remove the contents of your home for safe keeping and cleaning. To minimize the spreading of smoke, the affected area is contained. Our restoration specialists clean every part of the structure including ceilings, walls, light fixtures, windows, doors, and duct-work.
Depending on the items that were burned in the fire, there will be a considerable and often overwhelming odor that penetrates every permeable surface in your home or business. Things like drapes, carpets and upholstery are severely affected by smoke odor, but also walls and ceilings will have to be treated and deodorized before your property will be deemed habitable. Our smoke odor experts use a variety of odor removal methods and will work with you until you are satisfied that no traces of smoke odor remain. Every emergency disaster is unique, including widespread wildfires. At ServiceMaster Restore, we know that time is of the essence and guarantee quick, accurate estimates. Our compassionate experts are here to help you each step of the way. Call us today for fire restoration and smoke damage cleaning.