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How Do You Estimate a Fire Damage Loss?

10/14/2022 (Permalink)

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How Do You Calculate Fire Damage Loss?

Fire damage cleanup is a process that takes time, skill, and patience. The first step to estimating the fire damage restoration costs is assessing the extent of the fire damage. This means assessing how much smoke and soot was produced by the fire, as well as how much heat was generated during its course of action. We can then further assess any structural damages caused by thermal exposure; this includes charring or warping of wood, steel beams being exposed to high temperatures and other such issues that may arise due to exposure to these conditions.

The extent of the fire damage

The first thing you should do is contact a professional fire damage restoration company in your Holmen, WI area. The sooner they can get to work on fire damage, the better chance they have of minimizing its effects. Professional help is also necessary because it’s best suited for restoring your home back to its original condition after a fire has been put out and all smoke has cleared.

This type of service requires an initial inspection by professionals who know what they are looking at in terms of potential hazards and risks in your home. They will then begin removing damaged areas as well as any debris (including water) that may be present due to efforts used during putting out the flames or things such as sprinklers going off during evacuation procedures. This process can take anywhere between two days up until several months depending upon severity levels experienced inside your home during those initial moments when everything happened so quickly with little time afforded anyone involved before leaving without warning!

Water damage post-fire

Once the fire has been put out, out is very common to see excessive moisture present. The water used to extinguish the fire and clean up after it will also influence how much damage you can expect a fire to cause. The moisture of the buildings materials and contents is another factor that needs to be considered while estimating the mitigation and restoration costs. 

If the fire caused significant damage to your property, it is likely that you have water damage present on your property as well. It is important to call a company, such as SERVPRO of La Crosse County, that can handle both the water mitigation and fire, soot, and smoke damage cleanup! 

Estimating the time frame

In general, we can estimate how long it will take to complete the fire damage restoration process by taking into consideration several factors. These include:

  1. The severity of the fire damage (e.g., whether there was smoke or water damage)
  2. Your location and proximity to a restoration facility
  3. The amount of work that needs to be done (e.g., cleaning up soot from walls, cleaning carpeting)

The length of time depends on these factors, but typically ranges from 3-21 days. However, this is just an estimate; every job is different and may take longer or shorter than expected based on its specific circumstances.

The fire damage restoration process can be very long and complicated. That’s why it’s important to have a professional contractor assess your property and give you an estimate for the damages. SERVPRO of La Crosse County is the leading expert in fire and water damage cleanup and restoration in the La Crosse, WI, area. If you are ever in need of disaster restoration services, our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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