In the Wake of a Disaster

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In the Wake of a Disaster

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As a home or business owner, there are things that you don’t even want to think about. We all know that no one is immune to trouble. Do you know what to do if you are faced with the aftermath of a fire, flooding, or a mold infestation? Do you know what questions to ask your insurance agent, and how to make sure you get all of the benefits that you are entitled to?

When you experience a disaster, the first thing to do is to call emergency services. You may need the fire department to extinguish a fire, the power company to cut off power to a flooded home, or the water company to shut off a leaking or burst pipe. When they leave, however, you should contact your insurance company and a property restoration company like Restore Pro right away. We can help you navigate the insurance claims process and get the coverage that you have paid for.

After a fire, you are often left with a soggy wet mess of soot, water, and charred material. The longer it sits, the more serious the damage can become. Our team gets started right away removing the water that is left behind from firefighting efforts. Ruined material and possessions are hauled away for disposal before the repair and restoration work begins.

When flooding and other types of water damage occur, time is of the essence. The longer it sits, the more severe the damage is likely to be. Depending on the amount of water involved, we might use pumps, cambiums, fans, dehumidifiers, and other equipment to make sure everything is thoroughly dried. Drywall and other porous building materials often have to be replaced, but non-absorbent materials can often be dried, cleaned, and sanitized.

Along with water and fire, mold is one of the common reasons that we are called in. Mold infestations often result from slow leaks, high humidity, and flooding that isn’t discovered and cleaned up quickly. While some people will clean up small areas of mold by themselves, we generally recommend that you don’t. Some types of mold can cause severe health problems, especially for those with a history of allergies and asthma.

Mold remediation is a complicated process that not every company is equipped to handle. Many counties and cities require special disposal procedures. Because some types of mold can be dangerous, we may use disposable clothing, air filter masks or ventilators, goggles, and other personal protective equipment while on the job. Affected areas need to be sealed off and air ducts inspected and cleaned to prevent the mold spreading to other areas of the home.

With more than 20 years in business, we are truly committed to our community. Our team has the experience, the tools, and the skills to make sure that your property is fully restored as quickly as possible. When you call on us, you get more than just a construction crew. You get true experts. Call Restore Pro at 1-800-847-0114.  You can learn more about our Fire Damage Restoration Services on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.

2018-03-22T12:44:00-04:00April 2nd, 2018|News|