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Water, Fire and Smoke damage – Know what to do when you are in trouble!

by / Wednesday, 16 July 2014 / Published in Blog

water-removal-300x200 On average over 60,000 homes and commercial buildings are destroyed by water, fire or smoke damage each year. Over half of the owners of those residential homes, apartments and commercial buildings either don’t know who to call for restoration or don’t know they can have their property restored. For those of you who fall in either category, you should know that any home, apartment or commercial building can be restored no matter how bad the damage is or how long ago it was when the damage occurred. To put this in a lighter prospective, if you want a professional that’s reliable and loyal to their customers then you should consider hiring a professional residential home and business restoration service.

How does damage restoration work?

When saving properties from severe flooding, it is highly recommended to get a professional involved as soon as the damage is done. This will allow you to save your property and belongings from experience further damage. Upon calling a professional to correct damage make sure he or she is licensed, skilled and knowledgeable about the type of work in question. You should also make sure they have the right equipment for the job.

Once you have established the professional is right for getting the job done, the professional will need to determine how bad the damage is, why and how it occurred and what steps he or she will have to take in order to achieve getting the problem resolved before assistant problems become worse. In most cases, a professional will extract all visible water from the property, do a complete structural drying, prevention mold and remediation. He or she may also need to complete a bio clean, hazmat, make sure staph isn’t living in any part of the property, correct sewer damage and so forth.

How does fire and smoke damage restoration work?

As you may or may not know, fire causes smoke damage and where there’s smoke there will be odor. Most times the worst thing after a fire has taken place is the horrible odor that lingers and can’t be cured with neutralizers that we find in department stores. To eliminate this problem, a professional will use a specialized neutralizer that will get rid of the horrible smell that was left behind. Once the air is neutralized, your professional will begin reconstructing your property. If your home or business has been badly burnt, it is likely your personal belongings will be relocated to your professional’s warehouse for cleaning, deodorizing and for storage until reconstruction of the property is complete.

How to choose a restoration service in your area

There are many restoration companies worldwide making it hard for most of us to decide which company will get the job done in a reasonable amount of time while providing the best rates. If you are in the process of searching for a restoration service you should search for one that has years of experience, licensed and offers insurance. You should find one that has great customer reviews and is available to you 24 hours 7 days per week.

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