When the unthinkable happens, and fire strikes your home, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the cleanup. Not only does smoke damage seep into every corner of the house, but there may also be lingering health threats. Hiring a professional to be your advocate to clean up the mess may be your best move. Consider these benefits of using a professional fire damage restoration company.
Putting Safety First
The average homeowner doesn't always know what to look for when it comes to spotting safety concerns after a fire. It is easy to assume that your home is safe if the soot and debris have been cleaned and the walls have been repainted. The truth is that mold and other toxins can be lurking in the walls causing you and your family health issues for years to come. A professional fire restoration company knows what to look for and how to eliminate the risks.
The Right Equipment
Professional restoration companies specialize in cleaning up after a fire and have the tools and equipment needed to do a thorough job. This may include industrial-strength dehumidifiers, air movers, ozone chambers, and water pumps. In addition, professionals have the training and experience to use the equipment efficiently. Even if you can rent the equipment, operating it efficiently may be a challenge. Opting to let the experts do it ensures that the right equipment for the job is used.
Because professional cleaners typically send in a crew to tackle your cleanup, the job is finished in a fraction of the time it would take you to slug your way through the mess. When it comes to fire damage, quick cleanup is vital, as the longer damage is left untouched, the harder it will be to restore your home and belongings to a livable condition.
Working with Insurance Companies
Your homeowner's insurance will require documentation of the extent of the fire damage in your home. A fire restoration company will assess the contents of your home and determine whether your household possessions and appliances are salvageable. They also will prove invaluable in helping you navigate the maze of paperwork and forms for your insurance company.
Texas law allows homeowners to select any restoration company of their choice to perform work. Choose a company that will be your advocate during this time and works towards getting everything that you deserve.
All About Convenience
Let's face it. Hiring a professional to do the dirty work is convenient. It doesn't require you to work around your busy schedule, doesn't require lost time from work or physical work of cleaning up after a fire. Put your cleanup in the hands of those trained to do the job so you can tend to other important tasks that demand your attention.
If you have questions or concerns about fire damage in your home, contact us today. We will be happy to discuss your needs and work with you to implement a restoration plan.