We live in the days of do-it-yourself home weekend warriors but when it comes to fire damage do not try to do-it-yourself! There are some projects you should always leave to professionals. Fire damage is definitely one of them. Your homeowners insurance should cover the restoration work, so take advantages of letting the professionals do the hard work. The trauma of a home fire and maybe even having to move to a new location while the restoration takes place will be enough for you to handle. So, call a fire restoration company right away. The longer you wait the worse the damage will be.
Emergency Board Up
One of the first things a restoration professional will provide is an emergency board up to protect your property. Usually fires leave your home exposed. Of course the first priority of the fire department to to put out the fire, so sometimes a door or a window must be broken down to battle the fire. Many times the fire burns through the roof. A board up will protect your home from addition damage from weather exposure and keep vandals from entering your home.
Removal of Fire, Water, and Smoke Damaged Materials
When there is a fire there will be smoke damaged, water soaked, and burned materials in your home. It is important to be very thorough in removing the damaged material. Make sure all wet materials are removed. The last thing you want to have to deal with is mold damage after the fire.
There are special machines that can clean the toughest stains and safely remove odors form a variety of textiles and surfaces. Your washing machine will not get the soot and smoke damage off your clothes. Every single item in your closet and drawers needs to be laundered. All your furniture will need to be cleaned. Even your electronics will have soot and ash caked inside. Fires do a lot of damage. Professional Restoration Crews will do all the packing and take a careful inventory of every item.. they will not return the items until the restoration to the home is completed.
If not properly removed, the smoke odor can linger for years. The odor can hide in wood, behind cabinets and in wall cavities. Jut washing will not rid your home of the smell. Special solution and odor removal machines will be used to eliminate odor from every nook and cranny. Over time, the smoke penetration could trigger health problems if not properly removed.
Restoration of Your Home
One your home is safe, you will be able to live in your home again. Your insurance adjuster should give you a fair amount to replace all of your destroyed belongings, after everything is cleaned and removed and the remodeling and restoring is complete.
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