If a fire has damaged your home but was only in one area, you can minimize the restoration and repair process by acting quickly. You will want to first call a fire damage restoration company and get on the schedule for them to do an assessment. You then can call your insurance company and ask what coverage you have for this situation, and they will want to send an assessor to the property also. Here are things that you'll need to get the fire damage repaired and treated quickly.
Fire Damage Treatment Company
As soon as a service company can get into your home you want to have a fire damage treatment service treat the space. The services they provide would include:
- Remove soot and smoke lingering in the area
- Extract water that was used to put out the fire
- Treat stains from smoke and water
- Remove odors from smoke and water
- Clean all materials and furniture affected
The company will work quickly to try to restore the house and items inside to their original state before the fire took place, and what was damaged badly will need removed and repaired.
Toxic Debris Pickup Service
Have a large waste bag or small bin dropped off at your house so you can put all the damaged drywall, insulation or other materials in it. This gets all the contaminated and toxic waste out of the home, and it can easily be hauled away.
The repair contractor will assess the damages and help to get the property returned to it's function. You want the contractor to work quickly to make sure the house is safe to occupy, and to restore the home value. Get estimates for more than one repair contractor to see what they think the cost is for restoration.
The toxins in the air after a fire can be very dangerous, so make sure that the ventilation system for your home has been properly cleaned before you move back in. After you have had fire and smoke, and water and debris because of a fire, it all needs to be cleaned up by the professionals, to make sure that it's all cleaned up properly. If you are wondering if the fire was bad enough that you need professional assistance, call the company and get a quote right away. You don't want to wait until all the materials are damaged beyond repair to try to clean the house.