Fires are one of the worse disasters a homeowner can experience, even more so than a flood or other disasters. Much of the damage caused by floods or other disasters can usually be repaired, but fire damage is often irreparable. In fact, on average fire disasters take over 4,000 lives each year in the United States.
While arson is the major source of commercial fires, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Unfortunately, careless smoking is the leading cause of fire fatalities.
What if a fire was contained to just one section of your home?
Let’s suppose a fire in your residence is contained to just an attached garage or kitchen and does not spread to other areas of your home. Even though it’s contained to a single area, there is still usually substantial damage done to the adjacent parts of your home which makes restoration very difficult. Frequently, fires in one section of a home require repairs in multiple areas. For example, smoke from a kitchen fire can permeate the entire house, calling for a complete restoration.
What about using ordinary cleaning materials to clean your home yourself?
Unfortunately, the do-it-yourself method of using ordinary cleaning methods doesn’t work well to remove the after-effects of fire and smoke damage. Also, not treating certain portions of the home that suffered only partial damage can prove to be very hazardous, as you can’t completely trust their strength even if the damage doesn’t appear to be extreme.
Therefore, performing fire damage repair yourself is not recommended. Even if you think you could manage fire restoration yourself, why not seek the opinion of a professional restoration firm in Omaha? These types of contractors specialize in fire and flood restoration, bringing with them years of training and experience. Quite often, damage occurs outside the realm of an untrained eye, and sometimes that damage could cause hazardous restoration conditions. There is no reason to risk your safety when a restoration company such as Restoration Now! Omaha can handle the job for you.
Safety should be a priority
Liability becomes an issue when you attempt to do-it-yourself, as you may be unable to accurately assess if your home is safe – putting yourself and others in harm’s way. It’s always beneficial to contract a professional fire restoration expert who is certified and carries liability insurance. Why not let the experts perform a professional evaluation of your home, and then let them tell you what damages they’ve discovered, and what they recommend is the proper course of action to take to properly restore your home? After all, they’ve been doing this for years and are specially trained to know what to look for.
Water damage quite often partners with fire damage
Normally, it’s not just damage from the flames that you have to deal with, but also damage from the water that was used to extinguish the fire. Water damage can occur within hours of a fire disaster and then escalate within days to what is known as a gray water issue. If left too long, water damage itself can lead to an exceptionally hazardous situation, like the growth of mold spores. Once damage reaches that stage, restoration costs escalate rapidly.
When considering which contractor to hire
When you’re evaluating which contractor to hire, you don’t need to go with the first firm that gives you a proposal. Ask around and get two or three quotes. Before hiring anyone, get the scope of work and costs in writing, including timetables.
Who should you call?
Contact our Restoration Now! in Omaha to provide fire restoration services and restore your home to a place that is safe and comfortable for you and your family. Call 402-502-7277, or use our quick contact form.