Growing up, many of us had the ‘Stop, Drop, and Roll’ lesson so we were ready and prepared to respond if we ever had to deal with the most unfortunate experience of catching on fire. For how much that plan of action was taught, you would have thought catching on fire was a common occurrence! Thankfully, for most of us, this will probably never be something we will have to use, or at least not very frequently. When your Anchorage home catches on fire, which is sadly a more common occurrence than you might think, the ‘stop, drop and roll’ method just will not work. Don’t worry though! TCM Restoration has a fire damage restoration plan that is tried and true, and will get your home back to normal before you know it. We are going to call is ‘Secure, Plan, and Act,’ and here is the breakdown of each step:
The first step in the fire damage restoration process is to get your home and property secured and protected. Depending on how severe the fire was, the damage could leave your home exposed to the elements and unprotected from theft or vandalism. To mitigate any further damages, we board up and tarp any openings in your home or roof. This will ensure your home is closed off and secured from wind, rain, and bystanders until the necessary repairs have been made.
Each fire damage restoration project is different and will need its own plan of action to ensure everything is properly taken care of. After we have adequately secured your home, we can begin to assess the damage that has been done. Our goal is to minimize damages and begin restoration as quickly as possible so you can get back to your home. We offer content removal and storage so we can make sure your belongings are out of the way, stored in a safe place, and restored from any damages that may have occurred. Once the space has been cleared and a plan has been made, we will begin cleaning up the damage.
This is where the restoration work really begins. The smoke and soot residue left behind after a fire can cover nearly every surface in the affected area. The removal of these potentially harmful fire byproducts has to be done safely and thoroughly. Our technicians are trained in safe cleaning methods that will remove smoke and soot, prevent corrosion, and decontaminate and deodorize your home. Once the damage has been cleaned up, repairs and reconstruction can begin. Since we are a full-service restoration contractor, we can offer the highest level of reconstruction services to complete any restoration project. That means we can handle the whole thing from start to finish so you don’t have to deal with multiple companies trying to get your home back to normal.
Just remember when your home needs fire damage restoration that the steps to follow are ‘Secure, Plan, and Act’ and the best company to make sure that your home is fully restored is TCM Restoration & Cleaning.