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A fire in your home or business is undoubtedly one of the most traumatic events many people will face. Having an IICRC-certified restoration company in your court during the recovery process is critical to getting your family and business back in order as quickly as possible.
Just like water damage, when a fire happens it is critical that the restoration process begin quickly. The longer the water from the fire department sits, and the longer the smoke and soot linger, the deeper the damage reaches into the structure itself and the longer and more complicated the fire damage restoration process becomes.
1. Respond Quickly. Good restoration companies, like Water Out, understand the longer you let the smoke and soot sit, the harder it will be to fix the damage that’s been done.
2. Site Inspection. An estimator will take a walk through your home and see the damage, and create a plan of action. This estimator will likely also be able to work with your insurance adjuster or insurance company during the loss.
3. Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration. This could include removing carpet or other porous materials, scrubbing down walls with special solutions that will remove the soot and the odor, and wiping every single surface over and over until it’s clean. It could also mean doing things like removing cabinets from the wall to clean behind them, or removing charred beams saturated with smoke and soot.
4. Address the Smoke Damage. There are a number of innovations restoration companies can use to address smoke damage. If not properly removed, the smoke smell can reappear during a change in the weather, presence of moisture, or other environmental changes. That’s why it’s important to have an experience team making sure not only that your home is clean and the visible damage removed, but also that the smell is removed as well.
There were 1.24 million house fires in the U.S. in 2013 alone, according to FEMA. The good news is that is down more than 20 percent from a decade earlier, the bad news is that fires do still happen and are more common than most of us realize. Those 1.24 million house fires in 2013 did about $11.5 billion dollars in damage.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, U.S. fire departments responded to more than three thousand business fires a year between 2007 and 2011, resulting in $112 million in property damage. Unlike house fires that happen more in the middle of the night, business fires are much more likely to happen during the day.