Posted in: Fire Damage Restoration
Each year, soot, smoke and fire damage impact thousands of houses and commercial properties throughout the country. Fire feeds on combustible matter and quickly ravages anything in its path. It is insatiable and destructive.
Once firefighters leave the scene of a blaze, fire restoration companies are tasked with restoring and repairing the charred remains of homes, schools, hospitals, apartment buildings, office buildings, manufacturing plants, and a variety of structurally damaged facilities. However, these same companies are also increasingly responsible for recovering fire damaged business data, documents, art effects, and personal belongings.
As fire degrades objects and matter, it leaves soot-covered debris, often wet due to fire extinguishing attempts. Fire restoration efforts first isolate the affected area and then concentrate on cleaning the oily and smeary waste so that it does not spread. Lingering smoke damage is another aspect of fire restoration that is important to eradicate permanently. In addition, the water damage caused by extinguishing the flames must also be addressed by thorough water extraction and drying. Only once this monumental effort is accomplished, the actual restoration and repair commences.
The expertise, knowledge and skill of a good fire restoration company are critical for satisfactory results. Prioritizing restoration tasks, addressing specific smoke, soot and fire damage and minimizing loss require extensive experience. Repairing both structural and content damage also involves having access to up to date industry information, trained personnel and well-maintained equipment.