Why You Should Hire a Fire Restoration Company After Property Fire
After a fire breaks out on your residential or commercial property, you’re likely to feel devastated and overwhelmed. Depending on the severity of damage done to your property you may think that you could handle the cleanup and repairs yourself, or you might hire the cheapest labor you can find in an effort to save money. However, no matter the severity of the damage done to your property, it’s truly important to hire a certified and bonded fire damage remediation company.
Hiring a fire restoration company will ease the burden and help you rebuild from the loss. First, a technician will walk and assess the property to determine the amount and severity of the damage, then they’ll work to limit any potential damage to your property by boarding up any exposed entries, turning off utilities, water, electric, etc. Your insurance agency will require documentation and photographs of the property, and your technician will be able to guide you through the process.
If your property was engulfed in flames, there’s a good chance you may have standing water on your property due to firefighting efforts. Standing water can cause secondary damage to your property if not handled quickly. In addition to fire and soot damage, water damage can worsen structural damage, cause staining and/or mold or mildew growth. A licensed water and fire damage restoration company will have the materials and equipment necessary to properly clean, remediate and repair damage to your property.
While seemingly harmless, soot can cause a great deal of damage if not cleaned and removed correctly. Soot is the result of incomplete burning materials. Whether from fuel, coal or combustible items around the house, such as, plastics, metal, and paper; soot reside can be heavily contaminated, and dangerous to someone without the proper disposal knowledge. if not professionally handled it can cause staining and continued rot of materials. Additionally, if your property is not well ventilated, soot buildup and residue can cause adverse respiratory issues.
A fire restoration team will devise a plan of action to quickly tend to multiple projects in order to salvage as much of your property as possible. In addition to the property repairs, the remaining items on your property can be packed and stored, smoke damaged furniture and clothing can be properly cleaned to remove harmful contaminants or odor, and documents and other items may be salvaged and restored.
At Stover’s Restoration, our technicians are on call 24/7 and ready to assist you when disaster strikes. We’re a full-service water, fire and smoke damage restoration company. Our trained technicians are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to assess and act quickly to secure and maintain your property from additional damage. Stover’s Restoration is a preferred service provider when it comes to working with insurance agencies and we’ll work with your insurance provider to limit your out of pocket expenses. And we’ll do our due diligence to ease your burden of stress and get your property back to normal as quickly as possible.