After the smoke clears it is natural to want to clean a building and its contents. Timely action can be a great help, but incorrect or delayed action can jeopardize or seriously impede satisfactory restoration. Because it is important to remember that airborne soot particles are hazardous to your health, do not enter the affected area without an OSHA-approved respirator. Limit your movement in the area and keep your hands clean. Most importantly, remember that the cleaning of soot from walls, woodwork and upholstery is best left to a professional. Improper techniques can easily make the situation worse.
It is important for you to know that preparing an accurate estimate for these types of damages is often difficult and time consuming. Delay at this stage are sometimes irritating, but often necessary to ensure that your needs are being met. There are often hidden damages that are not apparent until demolition has begun. There may be necessary code upgrades as determined by the building inspector. Expect to have differing opinions among all parties concerned (potential contractors, the adjuster and the building inspector and you) as to what needs to be done.
Our fire damage specialists are caring, experienced professionals who respond quickly to minimize the damage to your property and repair your property to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. Unlike many companies that only provide limited services, our team is fully qualified to handle both the mitigation and the structural repairs necessary for total recovery.
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