Make this list, and check it twice, before starting fire damage cleaning.
Have you ever been the victim of a fire? If yes, you know what it’s like to deal with the aftermath. If no, we’re here to tell you, it’s no picnic. But with the right information and the right tools, you can get through fire damage cleaning without losing your sanity.
Here are the 3 must haves you must have before embarking on your journey.
- An Insurance Claim
Nope, it’s not a mop, or a hammer, or even a vacuum. The first thing you need to do/get/have before you start on fire damage cleaning is an insurance claim. Unless you want to dole out the cost of repairs from your pocket, this needs to happen first. Give your insurance company a call and get the paperwork started.
- A Reliable Expert
And we’re not talking about a fire expert, we’re talking about a fire damage cleaning and restoration expert. Fire damage is not something to take lightly and it’s not something to try to manage yourself. Suffice it to say, you need a professional before you start fire damage cleaning, and all that goes with it.
- An Understanding of the Process
Been through it before? Great, you probably have a good idea what to expect, but could maybe use a refresher. Fire damage rookie?
Here’s what to expect from fire damage cleaning.
- 24-hour emergency response from a reliable restoration company
- Immediate action to evaluate the damage and create an action plan
- Soot and residue cleaning
- Ozone treatment
- Smoke odor removal
- Water extraction and drying of the structure and its contents
- Stabilization of the building
- Packing and storage of belongings that can be salvaged
- Demolition, if necessary
- Restoration of furniture, documents and electronics
- Mold mitigation
Sound like a lot? It is. That’s why you need to have #’s 1 and 2 in place so you can handle #3.
If you ever have to bear the burden of dealing with fire damage, at least trust the professionals at Can-Restore to get you through the fire damage cleaning process with professionalism and expertise.