Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Smoke Damage 101



By Grace Clark

While there are many challenging tasks that homeowners must grapple with following a fire, smoke damage restoration can be one of the most complicated and time-consuming. In addition to requiring special expertise regarding things like which kinds of cleaning materials will be used, smoke damage restoration necessitates the ability to determine what type of smoke is present on the property. For these reasons and more, completing the restoration process quickly and correctly requires the use of professional services. Learn more about what these services involve by reading the following short outline:

The Fire Damage Assessment
One of the first processes that a smoke damage restoration team will complete to address your fire damage is a property assessment. This assessment will enable the contractors to determine the nature and scope of damages engendered by the fire and smoke. Once this work is complete, the restoration experts will be able to provide you with an estimate regarding the expected costs for the clean-up, repair, and restoration processes.

Smoke Damage Restoration Involves Cleaning Your Home
Once contractors have completed the property assessment, they will move forward by thoroughly cleaning your property. This cleaning process is important because it helps prevent mold and mildew from growing on-site. Unfortunately, this fungus can start proliferating on your private property within just one day of the house fire. However, industry experts will use specialized equipment such as industrial-grade dehumidifiers to eliminate excess water so that the unwanted mold does not grow in your home. The restoration professionals will also utilize special cleaners and deodorizers to eliminate soot and smoke from your property.

Why You Should Never Attempt A DIY Project
In many cases, homeowners who find themselves facing a fire want to eradicate all signs of damage on their own. You should never do this. Unfortunately, a fire makes your personal property susceptible to numerous health and safety challenges. In general, homeowners lack the industry knowledge and experience necessary to recognize and avoid these challenges. As such, it's important to allow a team of educated, experienced industry professionals to handle each aspect of the smoke damage restoration process.

Conclusion
When a fire impacts your property, acting immediately and efficiently is important. Your best course of action is to call the trained, IICRC-certified technicians of SERVPRO. We'll arrive on time and bring all of the equipment necessary to restore your property quickly and accurately. We're able to assist you immediately, so contact us today!

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