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A ravaging fire is one nightmare that many homeowners and business owners unfortunately have had to deal with or will possibly deal with. The blazing flames of fires cause the most catastrophic damage, but the damage does not stop when the fire is put out. Acidic soot and smoke continue to eat away at property and even the water used to put out the fire will damage your personal property, foundation, and structure. The good news is that companies like Tidal Wave Response specialize in restoring your property from fire damage. In this article, we will review how fire damage restoration works so that you know what to when the professionals get to your property. Remember, Tidal Wave Response is always ready to take your call.
It Starts with An 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 stop reading and call them now! After that, we recommend that you call fire damage restoration professionals. We say this because the fire restoration specialist will inspect the damage as a third party and determine the objective and non-bias scope and cost of the damage. This way, the fire restoration specialist can protect you from being lowballed by the insurance adjuster.
Next, Personal Property is Salvaged
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 can damage your personal property, the building’s foundation, and its structure. Mold, mildew, rust, and corrosion are realities that must be addressed as soon as possible. The fire damage restoration specialist will work to salvage as much property as possible before starting on the cleanup.
Eliminate Threats Such as Soot and Moisture
A simple vacuum cleaning, sweeping, and wiping will remove soot and debris. This is going to improve air quality, reduce airborne odors, and prevent long-term damage to your property. This step requires meticulous attention to detail as soot and debris can find their way into cracks and corners.
Fire gets put out by water, but even water and moisture can be harmful. Rust and corrosion are real threats posed by water. The damage restoration professional will eliminate any excess water and humidity as soon as possible, then employ machines such as dehumidifiers to dry everything out thoroughly.
Once the heavy work is complete, the professional will get started on the small details. Deodorizing, deep cleaning, and stain removals will have your property smelling and looking as good as new. Carpets, curtains, and other fabrics will receive extra attention as their pores can hold particles that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Why Choose Tidal Wave Response?
The professionals at Tidal Wave Response have years of experience dealing with fire damage and we are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We even help you submit your insurance claim. Call now to get started.