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Why Do I Need a Professional to Handle Fire Restoration?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Was your home recently damaged in a fire? DIY fire restoration may seem tempting to save a little cash in the recovery, but the bottom line is that fire and smoke restoration is jobs for the professionals. Here are four reasons why trying to fix the chaos yourself could be troublesome.

You Might Be Exposed to Hidden Health Effects

The harsh reality of a fire is that the hazards don’t go away after the flames go out. The smoke and soot residue left behind hold more weight than merely a reminder of a disaster. Soot exposure to fire-damaged objects and lingering residue can cause health effects. Soot exposure in a fire-damaged home is the highest during the cleanup process. Unless a thorough cleaning is performed, the adverse health effects of smoke can stick around for years. For that reason, you should bring in fire restoration professionals to complete the job with deep-cleaning techniques to restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

Special Equipment is Required

A dust mask and degreaser are not nearly enough to properly clean up fire and smoke damage. Surfaces must be deep cleaned to eliminate potential health effects and remove lingering odors. Professional equipment and proper cleaning techniques ensure a safe and thorough fire restoration process.

You Could Mistakenly Throw Away Salvageable Goods

After a fire, it may seem simple to toss belongings that many deem a lost cause. Yet, with advanced recovery techniques, a fire restoration professional can help to minimize your loss. Nonetheless, for contaminated items that genuinely are unsalvageable, proper disposal of such things helps to reduce fire hazards.

The Recovery Process Could Take Much Longer

It is not a complicated task to restore your home to its pre-fire condition. There are belongings to salvage, cleanup to complete, and the home’s structure to restore. The entire process is too much of a burden to carry alone. Your efforts to save money by taking fire restoration head-on yourself can easily backfire. Time is of the essence with fire damage, and if done yourself, can cause a domino effect. Working with a fire restoration company that is well versed in the disaster recovery process is a much more suitable option.

Schedule Professional Fire Restoration Services

The team at SERVPRO of S. San Rafael/Sausalito is here to deliver affordable, convenient fire and smoke damage restoration services. We make the recovery process as quick and painless as possible. Contact us today to learn more about our fire restoration services.

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