Fire Restoration

Rebuilding After a Fire in Lincoln NE

Rebuilding after a fireAccording to NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), there were 1,298,000 fires reported during 2014 in the U.S. resulting in $11.5 billion in property damage. Residential fires can happen to anyone at any time. The key terms in fire risk assessment in your home are prevention, migration, and restoration.

What is Restoration?

Fire restoration is a process that begins as soon as it is safe to do so. Smoke from a fire is an acidic byproduct of fire and can stain walls cabinets, ceilings, and floors. Often times the act of putting the fire out can cause an equal amount of damage in the form of water, which is why it is important that fire restoration deals with all the elements of the disaster: flame, heat, smoke, and water.

Professional Fire Restoration Lincoln NE

There can be many dangers associated with a house fire, such as toxic gasses, smoldering ash, and an unsafe structure. The restoration professionals at BK Restoration and Remodeling have the proper equipment and training to get the work done without the danger. We can:

  • Board up your home after a fire to protect your home from further damage from the elements and possible vandalism.
  • Clean the contents of your home
  • Remove your property and store it for safekeeping.
  • Dry and Dehumidify your home
  • Smoke Remediation and Odor Removal
  • Disinfection
  • Structural Repairs, Refinishing, Painting, and Floor Restoration
  • and Ozone Treatment

What is Migration?

Migration is defined by FEMA as the efforts to reduce the loss of life as well as property in a disaster. This means being proactive before the fire. Having an understanding of your insurance company’s claim process, and knowing who to call for help after the fire is out. If you haven’t experienced a residential fire yet now would be the time to prepare. Add Bk Restoration and Remodeling to your contact list, just in case.
If you have had a fire, now is also the right time to prepare yourself for future disasters and implement some safety measures during your home rebuild.

What you can Do

  1. Move yourself, your family, and your pets to a smoke-free environment. Smoke from a fire contains carcinogenic gasses that can negatively affect their health.
  2. Contact your insurance company and mortgage company to report the fire.
  3. Call Bk Restoration and Remodeling.
  4. Inventory your home. Make a list of all the items that will need replacing, your insurance company will want a copy as well.
  5. Contact your local disaster relief service, such as the
    American Red Cross. They will help you find food, clothing,
    medicine, and a place to stay.
  6. Begin to save recipes for any money that you spend related to the fire loss. The recipes may be needed later by your insurance company to prove losses claimed on your income taxes.

What you should NOT Do

  • Do not turn your utilities back on if the fire department has turned them off. They are unsafe.
  • Don’t eat any food that you had in your home that was exposed to heat, including but not limited to canned goods.
  • Do not wipe down the wall.
  • Do not wipe down or move furniture.