How to Find the Right Home Flood and Fire Restoration Services

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Fires and floods are two of the greatest fears of a homeowner. Both can completely destroy your home and all of your possessions. Even if a home is only partially damaged by a fire or a flood, emotional and financial issues can last for many years after the incident. When a home is partially damaged by a fire or a flood, it means that the homeowner needs to salvage their possessions, replace lost or damaged items, and restore and rebuild their home.

Restoration After a Fire

A fire can cause burn, smoke, heat, or even water damage (from the fire department’s efforts to save the house). A significant fire causes significant damage, and proper restoration usually requires the services of an expert. Experts can help reduce and eliminate the odors left by soot and burned items, eliminate and remove any hazardous fumes or chemicals, thoroughly clean the soot and debris left from a fire, and evaluate and repair any structural damage. Experts can also help you make repairs and additions to your home that will help prevent future fire damage issues.

Restoration After Water Damage or a Flood

Though fires seem more destructive, water is often as harmful and damaging as a fire. Water can destroy anything and everything in your home, including electronics, carpeting, furniture, and the basic structures that hold up your home. Water can also make the home more vulnerable to mold, mildew, and fungus, all of which can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Experts can help save items damaged by water, eliminate any mold or mildew, and assess and repair the damage to any structures in your home.

Hiring a Restoration Expert

When hiring a company to perform the restoration work on your home, it is vital to check out all their qualifications. Do they have all the necessary local, state, and federal licensing? Do they carry the right insurance? What guarantees do they offer? Are the licensed to handle hazardous material?

It is also important to get referrals from neighbors, friends, family, and others who have had experience with one of these companies. Getting a referral from someone is the best way to find a reliable and reputable company. You should also do your online homework by checking for testimonials and reviews on online review sites. If you find any negative reviews, you should consider moving on to the next company.

After a fire or flood, you want your home properly assessed for any damage, and you want to have it restored correctly and in a timely manner. You want it done right! Take some time to find the right restoration company for your needs and you can turn that unfortunate event in to a beautiful new home.

 

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by FloodMed

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