What You Need To Know About Fire Restoration
A house fire can be a very scary and devastating thing to go through. Fires can cause a lot of damage to your home and personal belongings. With so many destructive fires that have torn through California these past few months, we wanted to inform you on what you need to know about fire restoration.
Fire restoration is an extremely important part of getting your home back to the way it was. Depending on how badly your home was damaged, determines how long it will take to get everything back to normal. Fire restoration requires time and diligence. It is important to be patient with the process so things can successfully move forward. One of the first things that you should do to begin the restoration process is get in contact with your insurance agent. They will be able to connect you to a professional.
Before repairing and restoration can begin the damage needs to be assessed. There could be significant water damage from putting the fires out, so water will need to be extracted to get inside the house. Do NOT enter your home until a fire inspector has deemed it safe to enter. Also, do NOT try to turn on/reconnect any utilities unless told otherwise that you are safe to do so. Soot and smoke will also need to be attended to as soon as possible. The smoke or soot can cause deterioration or corrosion if left unattended and smoke can leave an odor that is noxious and dangerous to breathe in.
Once the damage has been assessed, the repair and restoration can begin. As stated before, depending on how much damage has occurred to your home determines how long it will take to get your home back to the way it was. The bigger the fire the more likely more damage will have occurred and more extensive cleaning will be needed. To help visualize, we listed below what may need to be cleaned/repaired in a small, medium, or large fire.
•Small fire = such as a kitchen fire, you may just need to clean and remove the damaged section of the kitchen.
•Medium fire = a medium fire may burn internal wiring which would result in total replacement of drywall in the affected areas.
•Large fire = a large fire may require many days of extensive cleanup of walls, floors, and structural damage may have occurred and will need to be worked on immediately.
As always, a professional will be able to help you determine the length of the restoration process and what you may need to repair.
Losing your home or having it damaged by a fire can be extremely overwhelming and saddening. We understand the emotional toll this can have on a homeowner. To help, we would like to offer homeowners a 10% discount on our fire restoration services. You can reach us at (909)-235-4898. We would love to help you and your family get your home back.