What Is Smoke Damage Restoration?

By Grace Clark

After you have dealt with a house fire, smoke damage restoration is probably going to be one of the most tedious and difficult things you will have to address. It requires special equipment in order to adequately and properly repair all of the damage, as well as special expertise regarding the types of materials that will clean up the different kinds of smoke most efficiently and effectively. As such, it is the smart choice to find a professional restoration company to deal with the task of smoke damage restoration in your home. Although it might be tempting to handle the task yourself, they will have the experience, expert knowledge, and the proper equipment that can deal with smoke damage of any level. Additionally, they can make it so that your insurance company takes care of as much of the expenses as possible. When you are trying to make a decision regarding whether your damage requires a professional company, it can be very beneficial to understand better what exactly professionals can do for you.

After you have dealt with a house fire, smoke damage restoration is probably going to be one of the most tedious and difficult things you will have to address.

A Fire Damage Assessment Is Required For Smoke Damage RestorationBefore you have any restoration work done, a fire damage assessment will be required for your home in order to figure out exactly how much fire and smoke damage has occurred. The best way to go about this task is to call both a professional restoration company and your homeowner’s insurance agent to perform an inspection of your home. This inspection will provide them with the ability to give you a cost estimate as to how much you will have to pay for the cleaning, preparation, and restoration of your home. If you are referred to a professional restoration company by your insurance adjuster, in most cases, this means that both companies collaborate with one another to come up with a fair and reasonable settlement. This means that you are probably less likely to have to pay a large amount of money out of pocket for the restoration of your home to its original state.

A Cleaning of Your Home Is Required for smoke Damage RestorationAfter a fire has damaged your home, you will not only need to have a fire damage assessment done, but you also need to have your home cleaned. If you are working with a professional restoration company, the employees at your home will have to start cleaning up any fire damage in your house immediately. It is possible for mildew and mold to start growing within just 24 hours of a house fire if the conditions are moist. Since it is likely that the fire was put out using water, there is probably not only fire damage but water damage as well. A house that is damaged by fire is an ideal breeding ground for mildew and mold, and the excess water in the home makes it even easier for these fungi to grow. What a professional restoration company will do is place industrial grade dehumidifiers around your home, in order to absorb excess water that is present and prevent growth of fungi. These companies will also utilize special cleaners and deodorizers to extract all of the soot and smoke from your home, so that you will be able to salvage your belongings.

If at all possible, you should always leave any work associated withsmoke damage restoration to a professional restoration company. This is always best, because the work necessitates certain equipment and knowledge. If you would like to learn more about smoke damage restoration, call a professional restoration company or your homeowner’s insurance agent with any questions you have.

Grace Clark

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