There are few things more frightening than a fire at your home or commercial property. It can be devastating to a family or business. Not only can important possessions be damaged and destroyed. The stress of the fire and property damage restoration process can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the team at RestorePro has been helping our friends and neighbors navigate this tricky process for 20 years.
When your home or business property catches on fire the flames and heat can do a lot of damage. Many materials such as textiles, wood, and paper can be completely consumed by the flames. Others, like plastics, metals, and glass, might survive at least partially. However, the heat can cause warping and melting. In some cases, extreme temperatures can cause structural weakness that isn’t obvious to the untrained eye. That’s why it is critical to have trained experts make sure that your property is safe to occupy.
The smoke is another serious concern. Full of carcinogens, it can permeate throughout the building, even to areas seemingly untouched by the fire. Our team uses specialized equipment such as air scrubbers and industrial fans to make sure that your home is free of smoke residue. We make sure to check your duct systems and change out air filters to remove any lingering smoke chemicals and smell.
The fire and smoke damage that result from the actual fire are only the beginning of the problems that can result. Often, firefighting efforts leave large amounts of water behind. If it isn’t taken care of right away, you might face mildew, mold, and other problems. Even when promptly cleaned up, water damage can be complicated and extensive. While it is better than losing everything to the flames, the water in your home or business needs prompt attention to minimize the potential damage. If water is left in place for too long, it can lead to much more severe problems. This can be a special concern for those with allergies, asthma, and other conditions that can make them more sensitive to mold or mildew.
Another consideration is chemical extinguishers. Many leave behind a residue that is easily overlooked. Any time a fire extinguisher has been used in the property, you want to make sure the area is thoroughly cleaned. The fine particles can even find their way inside drawers and cabinets. Since extinguishers are often used in kitchens, a deep cleaning is required to make sure these residues are removed from utensils and containers before they come in contact with food.
Most property owners have little to no experience in dealing with the aftermath of a fire. They are often lost and need a little direction to know what to do next. Our experienced team is always standing by to help you. From dealing with insurance companies to making sure that your property gets back to pre-fire condition as quickly as possible, we are always here for you. Give us a call in MA at 781-664-9800 in NH 603-253-2068 and let us take care of you. For more information visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.