Fire And Water Damage Restoration
Fire and water damage are the nightmares any homeowner would
dread. Few things are more traumatizing
than watching your very life go up in flames, or being swept away by raging
water. You look at the carnage left
behind and wonder if things can ever be the same again.
Well, the good news is that they can. The bad news is that the process getting
there can be a tough one, and if not done right, could actually make a bad
Fire and water do different types of damage, and of the two,
water can be more formidable. Fire
damage tends to be confined to one place, wherever the fire occurred. Water damage, on the other hand, can occur
not only in the immediate area, but pretty much anywhere the water is able to
seep into and set up.
Water also provides a perfect breeding ground for the onset
of mold, which can show up in just a few days after an event, spread quickly,
and proves extremely difficult to eradicate.
You will want to begin any sort of fire or water damage
restoration as soon as possible after the initial damage occurs, removing all
damaged furniture or appliances, and taking steps to remove soot or excess
water from the location.
Water damage restoration involves removing the excess water
using pumps or vacs, then using fans and blowers to remove any residual
moisture from the air. You must be sure
all surfaces are completely dry before attempting any further repair work.
Carpet cleaning and mold removal should be done by a
professional to insure that no contaminants remain that could cause health
For best results, contact your local, IICRC certified fire and water damage
restoration company today.
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