We're your team for fire damage restoration in Columbia
We understand fires can be particularly catastrophic. Once the first responders drive away, your property probably will not only have suffered damage from just fire and smoke, but also water damage and flooding from the firefighter’s response and extinguishing methods.
SERVPRO of Richland County specializes in fire damage restoration and is equipped to handle your damage restoration needs. You can rest assured that we have made the process as efficient as possible for you.
Because your well being is our #1 concern, this checklist is helpful on the road to returning your property to "Like it never even happened."
Your safety is our top priority. After experiencing fire damage, please determine the following:
- Will you be safe inside the property? If not, evacuate immediately and do not return inside.
- Are there electrical hazards or any other variables that could cause injury?
- Only perform activities on the premises that are definitely safe.
Our restoration process starts as soon as you call SERVPRO of Richland County. Remember that we are available 24 hours a day and respond faster to any size disaster. You will be asked questions to decide the degree of your fire damage and with what equipment and resources our professionals should respond.
Inspection and Assessment
Our team will thoroughly inspect and examine adjacent rooms of your property to decide the size of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is foundational in building an accurate and effective plan of action.
Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
In order to optimize security and prevent more damage, we will board up any compromised or missing windows and walls and place tarps on any roof damage.
Water Removal and Drying (if needed)
Our experienced team will begin the water removal process at the onset of response. Water damage can be caused by fire fighting efforts. This process is done utilizing proven methods and specially designed equipment including dehumidifiers and air movers to remove and water and complete the drying process.
Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
Like with water removal, we use specially designed equipment and methods to remove smoke and soot from all surfaces including walls, floors and ceilings.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Our professionals will use an array of cleaning methods to restore your personal items "Like it never even happened." This includes the important step of odor removal by using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
Last but not least is your final step - restoration! This step includes any repairs such as replacing or installing flooring and drywall, painting, and reconstructing any areas or rooms that were demolished or damaged.
Don’t trust your fire damage restoration to just anyone in Columbia SC. SERVPRO of Richland County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our specialists are highly trained to provide you with 24/7 emergency assistance. Extensive training, specialized equipment and proven cleaning techniques, help us get your property back to pre-fire condition as possible.