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If your property has experienced fire damage, we want to first extend our well wishes. Our team at Tidal Wave Response hopes that you and your loved ones are safe and sound. Recovering from a fire can be nerve-wracking and stressful. Allow us to lend a helping hand. This article will go over the fire damage cleanup process so that you can get started on the basics or at least understand what is going on when the professionals get to your property. If you have any specific questions or concerns, then feel free to call Tidal Wave Response to consult with an expert. We are always happy to help or arrange an urgent dispatch to your location.
Inspection and Assessment
We are going to assume you have already called the local fire department to put out the fire. If you have not, then we urge you to do so as soon as possible! We recommend that you call fire damage restoration experts afterwards. In fact, we suggest that you call the experts before contacting your insurance provider. This way, the fire restoration specialist can protect you from being lowballed by the insurance adjuster. Our specialist will inspect the damage and determine the scope and amount of damage as an objective and non-bias third party.
Salvage Personal Property
Fire damage does not stop when the fire is put out. Acidic soot and smoke will continue to eat away at personal property such as furniture, appliances, and floors. Even the water used to put out the fire will begin to damage your personal property, foundation, and structure. Mold, mildew, rust, and corrosion are serious realities that must be addressed as soon as possible. Our expert will work to salvage as much property as possible before starting on the cleanup. This step can also be dangerous and water-soaked electronics can pose serious risks to your safety.
Remove Soot and Debris
A simple vacuum cleaning followed by sweeping and wiping will remove soot and debris. This will improve air quality, reduce airborne odors, and prevent long-term damage to your real and personal property. It is crucial to be meticulous with this cleaning as soot and debris can find their way into cracks and corners.
Eliminate Excess Water and Moisture
If your fire was put out with water, then that excess water and moisture must be removed lest you risk mold and mildew infestations. Rust and corrosion are also threats posed by water. The damage restoration professional will clean up any standing water as soon as possible, then employ machines such as dehumidifiers to dry everything out thoroughly.
Deodorizing, Deep Cleaning, and Stain Removal
Once the bulk of everything is cleaned out, the professional will get started on the minute details. Carpets, curtains, and other fabrics will receive extra attention as their pores can hold particles that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
We Help with Insurance Claims
The professionals at Tidal Wave Response go a step further and help you submit your insurance claim. In fact, we guarantee the coverage amount or promise to pay the difference! Call now to get started.