A house fire is one of the most disruptive events in a home or business. After the smoke clears, you will be tasked with deciding whether to repair or replace your household appliances. It is a significant financial decision because it costs thousands of dollars to replace a refrigerator, a stove, a washer, a dryer, an HVAC system, or a hot water heater. You most likely will think that your appliances are not salvageable. Not only will Restore Pro experts help you find the answer, but we’ll also save you money by removing the smoke and soot through in-depth fire restoration.
What Should I Do If My Appliances Need Fire Restoration Services?
The first thing you should do is take a deep breath. A fire is stressful, but the good news is that you have immediate access to your insurance agent and Restore Pro professionals who have the knowledge and experience to handle everything for you. You will find that while the fire department is the first on the scene after you call them, the insurance and Restore Pro agents are right behind them because we know that you will need us to help you safely secure the property.
If you experience a fire you were able to contain yourself and discover your appliances have smoke and soot, take pictures and give us a call so we can assess the total damage for you. Keep in mind that since the cause of the fire is unknown, you need to turn the circuit breaker off and don’t use the appliances until we can perform a full evaluation and fire remediation inspection. Our goal is to provide quality fire restoration services that help our clients get back to normalcy.
How To Remove Smoke From Appliances After A Fire
Appliances are resilient and typically don’t break merely from smoke damage. They are more susceptible to heat and humidity which is why an inspection is necessary to determine whether it is best to repair or replace household appliances. The cost factor in restoring a refrigerator or store with smoke or soot and one scorched or charred determines the outcome in many cases.
Restore Pro uses a specialized commercial-grade cleaning solution first to clean the smoke and soot residue from the surface materials. After using a high-pressure rinse cycle to remove the cleaning residue, our IICRC certified specialists also inspect the electrical components in the appliance as it is generally the most expensive to repair. Luckily, most machines have failsafe features which cause them to turn off before irreparable damage occurs. We will perform a final inspection record for your insurance company of which ones are repairable or need replacement.
We also help our clients learn how to prevent future fires. Having yearly appliance repair and maintenance inspections help keep your belongings in tip-top shape. It also helps extend the life of many of them because of the attention to their upkeep conditions. Call us at 1-800-847-0114 for a Restore Pro appliance refurbishment or fire restoration service. You can also follow us at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911/ where you will learn more about any of our services.