Bellingham, WA Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

In the Greater Puget Sound region, moisture can often manipulate the pace and impact of fires. As leading fire recovery specialists for Whatcom County, our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to help the thousands of homes in the area and larger commercial structures like St. Joseph Medical Center or the Bellis Fair Mall. 

Fire Mitigation to Help Bellingham Homes 

Mitigation is the actions our team takes to protect your property even after the fire gets extinguished. The earliest emergency services provide the greatest protection against the destructive capacities of post-fire loss effects like soot, smoke odors, water damage, and structural deterioration. These efforts can include:

  • Content cleaning
  • Water extraction
  • Debris removal
  • Smoke remediation
  • Soot removal 

Overcoming the Threat of Soot Damage

Soot is one of the more considerable challenges of a Bellingham house fire. Soil compositions and smoke solid deposits are formidable, requiring several cleaning approaches based on the thickness of these residues and the underlying materials that our SERVPRO team is attempting to preserve. 

How Do We Remove Malodors from Bellingham Homes?

Combustion is also widely known for offensive odor production. Depending on the heat of the fire, smoke smells can infiltrate more than the open environments around the newly extinguished blaze. Drywall and soft materials can absorb malodors. We have multiple deodorants for neutralizing molecules and helping you breathe easier in your home after a fire.

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SERVPRO of Whatcom County

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (360) 733-1800

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

We know that fire damage can happen any time, so we’re ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week—including holidays. We provide immediate emergency fire services for Bellingham homes or businesses, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

SERVPRO of Whatcom County is dedicated to responding immediately to your Bellingham fire damage emergency. A faster response is the key to help prevent additional damage and to help reduce the restoration cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Whatcom County is close by and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Bellingham community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We are fire damage specialists. We get started quickly to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition. We have specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our fire and water damage training/certificates.

Our Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The fire restoration process begins when you call us. Our consultant will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the type of fire damage you experienced, determining the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the fire and smoke damage by examining the affected areas and by testing the adjoining rooms for smoke and soot damage. An accurate assessment is crucial to the planning process. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

In many fire damage cases, it’s necessary to board up missing windows and walls and to place tarps on a damaged roof. This helps to maintain security and to protect against further damage. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Your property’s ceiling, walls, floors, and other surfaces will likely have smoke and soot residue. We’ll use specialized cleaning products, equipment, and techniques to properly clean your home or business. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Any restorable items will be cleaned and sanitized. We’ll use a variety of specialized cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. Our professionals will also remove smoke and other odors using advanced air scrubbing equipment and fogging devices with deodorizers.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

If your Bellingham, WA home has been struck by fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Whatcom County is ready to go to work. We know that the stress caused from a fire can be as devastating as the structural damage itself. Our team is trained to keep you apprised of the progress we are making on your property and strives to get you back inside as soon as possible.

Reach us at (360) 733-1800 so that we can begin the process of making your fire incident a memory.