It is not possible to give a checklist of fire damage restoration methods that will work for every fire because no two fires are exactly the same. Buildings are made from a variety of different materials that all burn a different way, leaving many different types of residue, each with its own method for fire damage restoration. The situation can be further complicated by residues mixing together and being altered by the methods used to put out the fire.
An added problem is that the smoke that lingers can also be quite different, with one fire leaving far more toxins in the air than another. It is not safe to enter a building after a fire without determining if there is a health risk in doing so. This is even true when there is only a small fire and everything looks clean. The size of a smoke particle is so tiny that it cannot be seen by the naked eye, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
So, that all said, the very first tip is to put safety first. While it is important to begin fire & water damage restoration quickly — the first 24 hours in fact — it should not be done by the homeowner or property owner. Have the situation assessed by a professional fire damage restoration company that specializes in emergency service, 24 hours a day. Furthermore, choose a company that is experienced at working with insurance companies because they will know how to safeguard your claim while reducing further damage to your home that comes with waiting too long to start.
The last tip is to recognize that fire doesn’t just damage the property. Besides dealing with fire damage restoration, it is important to recognize the emotional trauma. While much of this can be mitigated by hiring an expert to handle the property, it may be necessary to talk with a professional to get through the mental restoration, as well.
For fire damage restoration in Charlotte NC, contact us at Spangler Restoration. We can also fix up your home after any disaster, including fire, mold, and natural disasters. Give us a call today!