Why SERVPRO is a Wise Choice for Eagle Rock Restoration
There are circumstances like widespread structure fires that overwhelm Eagle Rock properties and leave homeowners struggling to return the structure to its original condition. After a substantial and widespread fire loss to this local home, our SERVPRO team inspected the property and began determining the best fire restoration and smoke remediation approaches to help. Heavy soot damage and combustion on sensitive materials like sheetrock can often leave no other suitable choice but a controlled demolition and discarding damaged building elements.
Controlled Demolition to Reduce Fire Loss Effects
With how devastating circulating soot particles can be, and with secondary needs like water removal services after extinguishment, Eagle Rock properties require careful demolition for multiple reasons. After a damage assessment, SERVPRO restorers determined wall systems were too damaged to clean and preserve. In situations like these, it is often more cost-efficient to remove and replace drywall, trim, and other materials than employ time-consuming and intrusive cleaning with no guarantees of success.
As you can see in the Before Photo, the wall systems have been stripped down to their OSB board, plywood, and stud framing. This process prevents fire damage effects like odors and soot particles from getting worse or migrating elsewhere in the house. In this state, our team inspected the exposed structural cavities for fire or water damage before preparing for repairs and build-back. This evaluation sought to discover:
- Fire and smoke damage
- Moisture damage
- Foul odors
The Distinguishing of Demolition
One of the traits that set our SERVPRO team apart for Eagle Rock homeowners is our commitment to keeping the restoration work as contained and cost-efficient as possible. Even with the need for controlled demolition in the house, our responding team could recognize that with cleaning, full-scale tear-out was not required. While the wall systems were removed to their base substrates, elements like the stairs were not too heavily damaged to clean.
Being selective about the structural elements and building materials that require removal saved this customer money over the amount necessary to replace the stair and tread materials. As you can see in the Before Photo, we covered these steps with thick plastic sheeting to prevent smoke damage, water damage, and unintentional threats stemming from the demolition and reconstruction process.
Rebuilding Damaged Homes After Disasters
Our General Contractor license #999460 allows us to replace removed drywall and compromised utilities hidden within these walls. The Before Photo can show electrical wiring, outlets, and switches that required attentive reinstallation. Hanging new drywall and finishing it is one of the many services our SERVPRO team can provide and allowed us to quickly reconstruct surface materials of the wall in this house.
To provide the outcome seen in the After Photo, our restoration team primed and painted newly installed drywall, completing this process by fitting new baseboard trim for the main floor room and the staircase landing. Our positive output on an extreme damage scenario left the customer happy and looking great.