Restoring your house to its former glory shouldn’t be a daunting task. Simply follow these steps to get started.
Step #1 – Assess the damage.
First things first. Start by assessing the damage to determine the extent of the repairs that are needed. You need to get a clear picture of the structural damage that was caused by the fire. This will give you a rough idea of the scope of restorations. Ideally you want to hire a specialist that is an expert on fire damage to assist you with this.
Step #2 – Secure the home
Next, you want to make sure that the fire site is completely secure before you restart any restorations. Normally this will be done by the fire department , but you still want to make sure that all debris is completely removed. You also want to make sure that all the soot left behind by the fire is properly removed. You should work with a professional cleaning company to clean all walls, floors and the roof from any leftover debris and soot.
Step 3 – Start by rebuilding the structural baseline
Next, you want to start by rebuilding the base of your home. This includes walls, floor, roofs and even plumbing systtems. Work with a licensed professional to get everything restored and make sure that its up to structural standards.
Step 4 – Rewire
Next, you want to make sure ethat you restore all damaged electrical panels and lines. You want to make sure that there is no security gap here. Ideally you want to replace your whole electrical wiring system and install new surge protectors, outlets and smoke detectors. If you work with a professional you want to make sure they can get the necessary permits and ensure that all safety protocols are followed to a T.
Step 5 – Rebuild
After the necessary repairs have been made, it is time to start thinking about how you want to refurnish and redesign your home. Consider your personal style and create a rough design plan for each room. Start with the most important rooms first, namely the Bedroom, Kitchen and Living Room. Take your time when shopping for furniture and look for pieces that are durable and fit in your design plan.
Step 6 – Re-insure
After a fire, it is important to update your insurance policy to ensure that you are adequately covered for any future damage. Work with your insurance company to review your policy and make any necessary changes that may be needed.
Even being the tallest building in places like Houston, fire safety is critical because a fire can happen again.
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