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Getting Back to Normal After Fire Damage

Getting Back to Normal After Fire Damage

If your home has experienced damage from a fire, your stress levels have probably skyrocketed. When the initial danger fades and the adrenaline goes away, you’re left with a lot of questions and a horrible uncertainty about what to do next. We can help you take the next steps. First, read on to find out what you need to know about fire damage.

Fire Damage Isn’t Just Fire Damage

The fire itself isn’t the only thing that caused damage in your home. In fact, depending on the size of the fire, it may have caused the least amount of damage. A Fire comes with a list of side effects that cause their own problems. For example, smoke can damage walls and furniture because it moves so quickly. Smoke is not easily contained, and it seeps into cracks and settles into fabrics, leaving stains and odors that require careful restoration.

The process of putting out the fire may have caused damage as well. Water or fire-suppressing chemicals can warp the walls and floors in your home. They can also cause mold and rot damage if left for long periods of time. When you call a restoration company to deal with the fire damage, make sure you choose a company that has experience with water and smoke damage as well.

Check Credentials and References

You want to get your life back to normal as soon as possible, and you want to prevent further damage. Don’t let a crooked restoration company take advantage of your sense of urgency. Although you may be tempted to hire the first cleanup crew you can find, take some time to research. Check for licenses, training, and other credentials when you look through restoration company websites. These credentials indicate that the team will have knowledge and experience with the latest restoration technologies. They also indicate that this team will treat your home with care and respect. After the trauma of a fire, you don’t need any additional trauma caused by careless repair teams.

When you’ve found a company that you think might work well for your home, ask for references. One of the best ways to find out how well the team can get the job done is to hear from people who have already worked with them. Finally, talk to a representative from your chosen company. Ask about their cleanup process. Find out how long they’ve been in business and what tools they use.

The On-Site Difference

At On-Site Disaster Restoration, we understand that you’ve already had to deal with trauma. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to restore your life and your home to its pre-fire state. We’re a certified, licensed, and experienced team that handles all types of fire damage. If you need help, contact us today at 248-269-3000 to get your free estimate.

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