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
Our team quickly assesses the damage, finds especially dangerous areas, and creates a plan to restore the property.
● Board and Tarp the Property
We board and tarp all exposed areas in your property so it is protected from further damage.
● Remove the Water
With our IICRC certification, we are able to safely remove any water and mold from your property.
● Eliminate Smoke Damage
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
As soon as all the hazardous materials have been removed from your property, we will begin to make repairs and deep clean everything so 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
Like the fire process, we arrive on site to inspect the damage before boarding up dangerous areas.
● Remove the Water
With our IICRC certification, we are able to safely and quickly remove any water and mold from your property.
● Start the Drying Process
This is often one of the longest parts of the restoration project. Depending on the amount of water used, it could weeks for the area to properly dry.
● Clean and Restore the Property
As soon as we have removed the hazardous materials and substances, we will deep clean your property and begin restoring it.
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.