When the initial shock and emotional trauma of seeing damage caused to your property by fire is overcome, the next important step is to see how to restore your property to normalcy. Some of the ravages of fire can be
- To the ceiling
- To the floors
- To the carpeting
- To the electrical system
- Smoke damage
In order to assess the damage and estimate the work to be done in restoration, it is important to get in touch with a professional Fire Damage Repair Company like Advanced Maintenance LTD. They will be able to tell you which items can be restored and what has to be replaced. The contractors need to have adequate experience and knowledge not only in cleaning up, but also in the assessment of the construction and safety of the structure.
Some of the first steps to be taken would be
- Securing the property
- Ventilate the property
- Discard contaminated items
Other than the actual burnt out material, restoration would involve
- Smoke damage repair and
- Water damage repair
The problem with smoke damage is that it is not immediately as obvious as fire damage. Smoke gets into all the hidden recesses of the house including closed closets and cupboards. It is only a professional Fire Damage Repair Company, who can effectively take care of the problem. Chemical substances are released into the atmosphere when the synthetic material in furniture and flooring is burnt. Not only soot and residue are to be cleaned up but it is only professionals, who can effectively remove smoke odour. This could include the use of ozone generating machines for deodorization.
Many do not realise that with fire damage there is also water damage involved as a result of water that is copiously used to douse the fire. Here again it is the professionals who can handle this. Drying out the area is of utmost importance, failing which there is the danger of mildew and mould infestation in the damp areas of floors and walls and carpets. Air circulation is essential and fans, heaters and dehumidifiers are used effectively by the experts to completely get rid of moisture and humidity. So, one cannot emphasise enough the importance of a Fire Damage professional in restoring normalcy after a fire.
Hence, hiring a professional company for fire damage restoration work is crucial as the restoration process involves expertise and delegating the work to amateur teams will only lead to further damage and loss.
Apart from this, companies which claim to be professional are not necessarily expert so before hiring, proper checks should be made about its past work and reputation.
Advanced Maintenance LTD have over 15 years’ experience in fire damage repair & restoration. Contact us today on 021-4866133