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Smart Steps Toward Crestwood Fire Damage Restoration

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Once the fire is over, smoke and soot can actually keep causing damage

Smart Steps Toward Fire Damage Restoration

Crestwood fire damage can be terrible, and you should restore your property right away. Because you have a fire alarm, everyone ended up being safe, but you know have to tend to damaged and burned belongings. Once the fire is over, smoke and soot can actually keep causing damage.

The Beginning Step

You should write down which of your belongings are damaged, and also take pictures. You will be contacting a restoration contractor, like SERVPRO, as well as your insurance company, so you want to have proof. Additionally, you want to be sure about the extent of the damage and exact items that need replacement or restoration. You should try to do this within hours after the fire.

Call your insurance company as soon as you have a clear idea of how much Crestwood fire damage has been done (ideally within a day). If you call them quickly, they can send an insurance adjuster to your office or home more promptly.

Contacting a Fire Damage Restoration Contractor

SERVPRO is certified by the Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. Certified professionals, like SERVPRO, have been properly trained in the most up-to-date restoration technologies and will be have adequate experience. It would be smart to ask for proof of the proper insurance and licensing.

They will collaborate with your insurance company to come up with a restoration plan to restore your property. They will tell your adjuster about the status of your items, and they should be able to store some of your items safely as well throughout the process.

Crestwood fire damage involves not only burning, but potentially water damage from attempts to put out the fire, as well as smoke damage that can permeate the entire house.

Leave It to the Professionals

Trying to clean and restore everything yourself might actually only make things worse. The following actions should be avoided:

• Wiping any absorbent material, such as ceiling tiles or walls

• Reusing smoke damaged upholstery or carpet

• Consuming food items that were exposed to smoke and heat

• Switching on electrical appliances that have not yet been professionally cleaned

The process of restoration can be stressful, but if you are working with SERVPRO, there is every reason to hope for a full recovery.

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