What’s the Process for Fire Damage Restoration? 

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Experiencing a fire in your home is a scary experience, to say the least. Once everyone is out safely and the fire has been put out by the fire department, the stress is far from over. The damage left behind by the fire, smoke, and water used to extinguish the fire is all sure to leave behind significant damage to your home and the belongings inside of the home. Homeowner’s insurance helps cover the cost of fire damage restoration, but what does that process actually entail? 

Fire Inspection

Before any restoration can happen, your home needs a fire inspection. This inspection helps document the extent of the fire and identify any safety issues in the home. If there’s been structural damage, certain areas of the home may need to be isolated until they can be repaired. The fire inspection acts as a documentation of the event to ensure your homeowners’ insurance provides you the reimbursement you deserve and gives you peace of mind that your home is safe to inhabit once the restoration process is complete. 


The cleaning process after a fire is extensive. It will begin with water removal from the home. Standing water and excess moisture in the home can quickly turn into mold growth and impact the integrity of your home. Fans, dehumidifiers, and pumps will be used to get the humidity and standing water out of your home. 

Next, the cleaning team will use air scrubbers to get rid of the smoke smell and other equipment to remove soot from your home. Some items may be salvageable, but most items that are upholstered will likely be cheaper to replace than they will be to clean. 

Restoring and Renovating

The restoration process will vary on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity of the fire. Common restoration includes: 

  • getting rid of old paint and repainting
  • stripping and refinishing wood furniture
  • repairing or replacing floors, carpets, cabinets, and other home fixtures
  • removing and rebuilding damaged portions of drywall 

The fire restoration process is long, tedious, and requires a long list of tools to do the job well. Fire restoration experts have the knowledge to do everything from inspection to renovation in the most effective way to ensure your home is safe, clean, and no evidence of the fire is left behind. If you’ve suffered a home fire, don’t attempt to restore your home or the items inside without the help of a professional. Roy’s Restoration is highly experienced at fire restoration and has the tools and knowledge to get the job done right the first time. Contact us today to learn more about our services and start getting your home back to normal, or even better than normal! Give us a call at 617-607-3399 or fill out a contact form.

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