Fire Damage Assessment is Critical. Here's Why.

Updated: Oct 27



The necessity for proper and thorough damage assessment



The first, most crucial and primary step of any fire restoration is damage assessment. There is no time to waste in implementing this essential step and can make the difference in the effectiveness and ease of repair of any damage. The first step in assessment is ensuring that the structure is safe to enter , evaluating structural integrity from both the fire and ensuing water intrusion. Effective damage appraisal will review just how far and how deep damage to the structure runs. Damage from flames, smoke, fire and water can be devastating. And the basic integrity of the structure can run deep into the foundation and appear virtually unseen to the untrained eye.


Proper and trained fire damage assessment will also include contents inside of the property. This can be a longer scope of review and valuation and certainly will cover a broad spectrum of timelines based on the severity and damage of a fire. Possessions and components inside of a structure will be evaluated as to what should be packed and restored as well as severely damaged goods being effectively removed and disposed of. This phase of restoration can take weeks or months depending upon the scope of damage to the structure.


A fire can be a devastating experience leaving the occupants with an overwhelming amount of issues to solve. The breadth of issues resulting from a structure fire can be dizzying to a homeowner, not knowing where to even begin will mentally debilitate a person. Swift and decisive actions are the reasons for having the right assets in place should a disaster like a fire occur. At the completion of a thorough and proper professional assessment, the restoration company will have a much clearer and comprehensive idea of the amount of work and the timetable of completion. Trust is key, highly trained resources are imperative in this scenario.


Highly trained, highly skilled fire restoration companies are always on call. The nature of the emergency simply must lend itself to this. Should the most unfortunate occasion arise that you need fire restoration in your home, the right resource when you need them will make all of the difference in the healing and rebuilding process for a homeowner and their family.