How Fire Damage Restoration Works

March 6, 2019


The Process of Fire Restoration

Approximately 23 billion dollars in property damage occurred because of fires in 2017. If you've had a fire in your home, it's crucial that you act quickly to save money and prevent further damage. A fire damage restoration company can help you through the process.

Accessing the Damage

First, Doiggs Restoration will determine the smoke and fire damage. We'll evaluate:

  • How much the fire penetrated your home

  • How much smoke and soot covered your surfaces

  • Signs of heat damage

All of the fire and smoke damage in your home should be recorded and documented for the insurance company. Furniture that doesn't have any smoke or fire damage should be removed from the house immediately.

Secure the Foundation

After the damage is accessed, we'll try to prevent additional damage from occurring. We'll determine what needs repairs and what needs to be replaced.

You should always let an expert determine if there's any damage. You won't be able to tell. We'll be able to determine any potential leaks or where mold may grow. If it rains in your area, your home could have water damage if possible leaks aren't caught beforehand.


You won't be able to clean your home after the fire thoroughly without a professional.

If your home has water damage, we'll be able to get rid of the moisture. If there's standing water in your home, we'll pump out all of the water before we sanitize everything. Having a professional clean your home after a fire will prevent mold.

It may be necessary to clean your carpets and upholstery throughout your home to remove odors caused by the fire. You may want to consider throwing away furniture that isn't expensive to replace. It may cost more to clean your furniture than what it's worth.


Usually, a fire will cause the paint on your walls and ceilings to bubble and blister. If this happened to your home, we'd have to scrape the remaining paint off and repaint the damaged areas.

If you have any wood surfaces in your home that got damaged, it may or may not be able to be restored to its original condition. If you have unfinished wood, you can try to apply a sealant over it, but it may not work. Unfinished wood may have to be replaced. If you have finished wood, there's a better success rate of repair and restoration.


You may want to consider renovating your home. Unfortunately, repairs and cleaning may take a long time to complete. You may not be able to restore your home to its original condition.

Renovating your home may help you forget about the fire. A lot of fire damage restoration companies offer renovation services in addition to repairs and restoration. An experienced contractor can help you save money and determine what's best.

Final Words

If you're located near or in Rockwall, Texas, we'd love to hear from you if you've recently been affected by a fire. We'll make sure to prevent any further damage from occurring, and our experienced team can help you get back into your home.

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