Let the Professionals Handle Fire Damage
Handling Fire Damage - Let the Professionals Take Care of It
Few things are as heart wrenching as watching a home go up in smoke. Treasured items can be consumed by the flames in minutes. Residential fire damage doesn't mean that the home will never be the same; SERVPRO's goal is to help restore your property to its original condition.
House fires can be started by anything from a single candle or lighter to an electrical mishap. No matter the source or how large the fire becomes, Perdido Key residential fire damage can occur and affect the majority of the property with flames and smoke odor.
There are more than 350,000 house fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not all homeowner's insurance policies are the same, so coverage of any individual fire incident varies. Typically, most plans will cover dwelling coverage and personal property. Many policies will cover the cost of alternate housing and even meals if a fire-damaged home is deemed uninhabitable during repairs. Some may even cover detached structures like a shed or detached garage and landscaping.
Restoration vs. Replacing
In most cases of residential fire damage, restoration of the home and some furnishings is cheaper than replacement. Walls, floors, sinks and even heirlooms can be refurnished, especially when restoration experts are deployed as early as possible. Cleaning and deodorizing processes help to restore homes to their former condition when possible.
There are many considerations to take into account when cleaning and restoring a home that has experienced fire damage. First, structural cleaning can help to restore ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors after suffering from smoke or fire damage. Second, any personal belongings that can be restored such as furniture, rugs, electronics, and art need to be individually assessed to determine which cleaning method and product should be used. Different materials call for different methods, and professionals can provide an inventory list of items that can be restored. Third, deodorization is a critical step when moving forward after experiencing residential fire damage. It's impossible, in the long term, to cover up lingering odors from fire or smoke damage with a fragrance. Instead, professionals provide specialized services that get rid of the offensive smells left behind.
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Homeowners who experience the frightening disaster of a home fire may not know where to turn or what their first step should be. This is where Perdido Key residential fire damage experts can help. If you've incurred fire damage and you need help figuring out the next steps in restoring structural or personal property damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160.