Oftentimes in the aftermath of a fire, one of the lesser known implications is the water damage that occurs from the firefighters’ efforts, but our team can complete full restoration services.
When you have a fire disaster at your home or business, you may think of the damage that stems from the smoke and flames. However, something you likely will not initially consider is the water damage that is a result of the firefighters’ efforts to put out the blaze. Though their heroic efforts ultimately determine whether or not the structure of your building will remain, the vast amounts of water that enter the building will also cause significant damage.
At Kiser Construction, we are fully licensed and certified to handle any disaster that may occur at your home. Our elite team can fully restore your home from water and fire damage. We will keep you in the loop at all times so you know exactly what is going on with your restoration.
How Much Water is Used to Put Out the Fire?
Even in areas where there are ample amounts of water, such as cities by oceans, rivers, and lakes, it can still be difficult to have enough water to put out a fire. Depending on the strength of the blaze, how long it has been burning, and other factors, it could take hours or days to fully put out the fire. Firemen have a specific formula they use to determine how much water they may need for a blaze.
Some aspects of this formula include, the size of the building, the distance from other buildings, passageways in the building, the number of residents, and more. For large fires, it could take upwards of 20,000 gallons of water to control a blaze. Numbers like this typically only stem from large fires that take hours to control.
What Happens After the Fire?
If your home or building has suffered from fire devastation, contact Kiser Construction immediately. With our 24/7 emergency response, we can be at your property in the Twin Cities metro within the hour, or within a few hours if you are outside the metro. Once we have arrived on site, we immediately begin assessing your property and the damage caused by the water and fire.
We will quickly board up unsafe areas of your property so no one gets hurt trying to enter the area. Then, we will work on getting your salvageable possessions to safety. We will then board up the outside of your home so it is protected from the weather and thieves.
Then, we will act as your advocate and talk to your insurance company to ensure your claim is filed as soon as possible and you receive the best possible care. You may not know where to start after your fire, but we do and we are here to help.
How Does Fire Restoration Work?
For nearly all of our fire restoration projects, we follow a set structure to restore your property and get you back on your feet. This process is:
Assess the Damage
The first step is to have our specialists come to your home and assess the damage. This will help us understand the extent of the damage your home has gone through, identify the problematic areas with safety issues, and configure what steps need to be taken to restore the property.
Board and Tarp the Property
Our priority is to restore your house, but this also includes preventing the damage from worsening. If you have a hole that has been burned in your roof or wall, boarding and tarping can help keep the unaffected areas in the best condition possible as we go through the process.
Remove the Water
Because fire and water damage go hand in hand, we make sure that any pools of water that are still standing will be removed with pumps, and we will dry and sanitize any affected areas. With our IICRC certification, you can trust our experience, as we know how to safely remove any water and mold from your property.
Eliminate Smoke Damage
Smoke can leave odors behind, which could include additional cleaning of items like the carpet or any other areas directly affected by the fire. So, after the water and possible mold damage is taken care of, we can properly remove smoke damage from your property.
Clean And Repair the Property
The last step is the renovation process which can include restoring and repairing damaged items as soon as all the hazardous materials have been removed from your property. We want your home to get as good as new, so we will begin to make repairs and deep clean everything so that you can get back to life as normal.
How Does Water Restoration Work?
Similar to our fire restoration process, we have a set process for nearly all of our water restoration projects:
Inspect the Damage
Water restoration is similar to the fire process, and a thorough inspection will need to be completed to understand the levels of water damage your home has experienced. We do this on-site and work hard to provide an estimated timeline for repairs and costs so you aren't left wondering.
Remove the Water
The water extraction process will remove any standing water in your home using vacuums and pumps to draw it out of the household. With our IICRC certification, we are trained in the most advanced methods to safely and quickly remove any water and mold from your property.
Start the Drying Process
Our restoration services will then begin the drying process, and this includes removing any items such as furniture that are still saturated. This is often one of the lengthiest parts of the restoration project. Depending on the amount of water used, it could take weeks for the area to properly dry.
Clean and Restore the Property
The last step will be completed once any hazardous substances or materials are removed. Because bacteria that live in water can remain on surfaces and cause potential issues like mold and mildew growth, everything is thoroughly dried and restored. Depending on the kind of water damage you have experienced, it may require a wet cleaning or a more intensive dry option, but with our expert training for our restoration contractors, we get the job done right the first time.
Contact Kiser Construction Today
If you are in need of home restoration services after a disaster, contact our team today. During regular hours, we can be reached at 763-633-2010 or by a message on our contact page.
If you are in need of 24/7 emergency services, call our team at 612-518-8852.