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What Can Expect After a Partial Loss?

10/2/2022 (Permalink)

Most Common Services for Partial Losses

If your home or business has been damaged by smoke, fire, or water, then you need to contact a professional restoration company immediately. The experts at SERVPRO of Jacksonville Westside/Orange Park can get the job done quickly and effectively. Here are some of our most common services for partial losses:

Fire Damage Restoration

The fire damage restoration process is a multi-stage process that restores fire damaged property to its preloss condition. The first step of this process is to stop the spread of fire and contain it. Next, investigators will determine if there was any malicious intent involved in starting the fire. After this has been determined and if there was no malicious intent, your insurance company will work with you on the financial side of restoring your property.

As soon as a fire occurs, it is a good idea to contact a restoration professional. Our restoration professionals at SERVPRO are equipped with years of training and top-notch technology to restore your home quickly and thoroughly. We will clean any damaged items and store them until your home is ready for reentry. 

Smoke Damage Restoration

Smoke damage is often not as obvious as fire damage. Smoke can come from a variety of sources, including cooking, candles, and cigarettes. Fire damage is also caused by a range of things such as cooking or candles but tends to be more severe than smoke damage.


A board-up is a temporary door that will protect against water damage, debris, etc., while you wait for your insurance company to pay out on your home and start the repairs process. Your board up company will secure all damaged areas of the exterior of your house with plywood, polycarbonate plastic and/or glass block windows. 

Roof Tarp

Roof tarping is a temporary measure to protect the building from further damage. It can be used to secure loose materials and prevent rainwater from entering the structure through holes or gaps in the roof. Roof tarps are also used as a protective layer over debris until it can be removed safely.

Electronic Cleaning and Restoration

Electronic cleaning and restoration is a very common type of partial losses. This type of loss includes damage from moisture, smoke and/or fire, liquid spills, power surges and electrical spikes. In many cases, electronic cleaning and restoration can restore data files or other important information that was not backed up prior to the damage event.

Electronic cleaning may include:

  • Removal of moisture and contaminants (e.g., smoke) from hard drives
  • Repairing circuits that have been damaged by power surges or electrical spikes
  • Replacing failed components (e.g., motherboards)

Partial loss means some things that are not destroyed will still need to be restored.

This could include smoke damage, fire damage, water damage, or any of the above. It is important to understand the difference between fire restoration and smoke restoration because the methods used in each process are different.

Partial losses that require fire restoration typically involve extensive smoke damage and can include water damage as well. The first step of a partial loss requiring fire restoration is an inspection of your property by an experienced technician who will determine if there is any structural damage. 

The goal here is always to prevent further damage from occurring which means keeping air quality high enough for people living inside while also making sure nothing catches on fire again! We provide 24-hour emergency service so don't hesitate to contact us anytime day or night for any emergency restoration need!

There are many things that can be restored after a partial loss. It is important to know what you need and make sure the restoration company knows what they are doing. If you have any questions about the restoration process, please feel free call us at (904) 269-9282. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide information on how we can help you with your fire damage restoration needs.

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