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Water and Fire Restoration Services Explained

Water and fire damage restoration involves cleaning up the mess that results after a fire or water event and restoring the space to its pre-damage state. Some homeowners or business owners may choose to do some parts of this themselves and outsource the rest to the pros, while others will hire out the whole process. Hiring a local restoration company will ensure that the damage is cleaned up and fixed as quickly as possible, whereas doing it yourself will take longer and may not be as effective. This is an important point to consider because when home or business damage is not effectively cleaned up and fixed, it opens the door to mold growth occurring. When mold growth is allowed to occur in a home or business, it can make people sick and cause more significant damage later on that will be costly to fix. 

But in terms of what’s included in water and fire restoration, the activities are basically broken into two categories – clean up and repair.

Depending on the nature of the disaster, water may need to be pumped out of the space before drying activities begin. Badly damaged materials will need to be removed or torn out to help the space dry up more effectively. If there is soot or smoke damage that must be addressed, that will be handled during this time as well. A cleanup team will scrub surfaces with specialized cleaners to remove soot and smoke discoloration on walls, ceilings, and anywhere else it is present. After all the clean up is done, rebuilding can begin.

Anything that was damaged while fighting the fire or stopping the flooding will need to be addressed (for example drywall). Any materials that were torn out will need to be replaced (such as carpeting, baseboards, etc.) During the repair process, a restoration company will act like a general contractor, bringing in people skilled in the types of trades necessary to fix or replace whatever was damaged or lost, including plumbers, electricians, painters, flooring specialists, and general handymen. The company will take control of the steps needed to get everything back to the way it was before the damage occurred.

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