A house fire can happen without warning and it can damage property and cost you headaches and expenses you had not accounted for. It’s vital to contact a company that specializes in fire damage restoration immediately. If the fire damage is not remediated quickly, the problem can easily be compounded to include mold damage. The company should offer to work quickly and efficiently with your insurance company and provide you a quote within 24 hours.
As a homeowner, you should choose a fire restoration company that has the experience to deal quickly and effectively with the variety of problems associated with a house fire. One of the major issues involving a house fire is the soot and ash left behind that will stain and discolor surfaces if not attended to immediately. The longer smoke residue remains, the more difficult the odor is to remove. If the fire was extensive, and water was used to put it out, there is also a risk of water saturation causing mold growth. This is particularly true if you have carpeting that was soaked in the process. Mold colonies can establish themselves within 36 hours. Be sure to hire a company that has up-to-date cleaning tools, products, and techniques to quickly remove soot and odor from your home. It is also a good idea to ask for references for this type of project. Choosing a company with home construction experience is often a wise choice so that they can reconstruct whatever structural damage occurred during the fire as well.
Water intrusion is the most common emergency incident because of the number of sources it can come from. It can occur because of storm disasters like hurricanes and floods, or by routine maintenance failures such as leaking roof shingles, plumbing, sewage backups, and basement seepage. Water intrusion can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time. The greatest risk of water intrusion into a home structure is that it creates an opportunity for mold to grow. Fortunately, most homeowner insurance policies cover water damage. Water damage costs can range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Restoration companies are typically on call and offer 24 hour disaster relief service. Water extraction teams will come in to the home to immediately to soak up the water so the restoration procedures can be underway within days of a water incident. The most important thing to remember when dealing with home fire and water damage is that it must be dealt with quickly to avoid major structural, odor and mold problems in the future.Ron Pinciaro is a Certified Mold Inspector whose primary goal is to improve peoples’ health by cleaning the air quality in their homes and businesses. To find out more, visit http://moldremovalnh.com or NH Fire Restoration.