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Evergreen Park/South Chicago City Fire Damage Remediation: Leave It to the Pros

4/28/2015 (Permalink)

A house fire is a catastrophic event that can lead to emotional, structural, and financial devastation.

Fire damage remediation: leave it to the pros

A house fire is a catastrophic event that can lead to emotional, structural, and financial devastation. Evergreen Park/South Chicago City Fire damage remediation, the process of making your home livable again, is a complex undertaking that requires skill, knowledge, and special resources. If you want to restore your home as quickly as possible and minimize costs, you should consult a fire damage remediation company.

How does a remediation company restore your Evergreen Park/South Chicago City fire-damaged home? The four main techniques commonly used include thoroughly drying your home, cleaning the HVAC system, rebuilding damaged structural elements, and removing unusable debris.

Water Damage
In the days following a fire, water damage is your biggest threat. As a matter of fact, secondary water damage is the single greatest source of additional damage—and increased costs—once a fire is out. Standing water plus soaked furniture and drywall equal a breeding ground for mold and mildew. While professional remediation specialists work to repair other types of damage, they use dehumidifiers and other air-moving machinery to dry your home as thoroughly as possible.

HVAC System
During a fire, HVAC filters and coils become clogged with soot and/or other debris. When this happens, these parts must be replaced. A remediation company will determine what types of repairs are necessary and do the work for you.

Structural Rebuild
Fire-damaged structural elements in your home must be replaced/rebuilt. Granted, you could hire independent contractors to do the work, but that involves increased time and effort on your part. A fire damage remediation company will oversee this step for you.

Unsalvageable Debris
Fire destroys. Items in your home too damaged to be used/restored can potentially contaminate other areas of your home and should be removed, if at all possible. If you believe damaged possessions can be salvaged, check with the damage restoration company or a specialty repair store for advice and/or help.

Points to Consider
After a Evergreen Park/South Chicago City fire, take time to conduct a complete damage inventory of your home. Note smoke-odor issues, structural problems, and potential water damage. Fire damage remediation involves these and a host of other factors. A professional restoration service with years of experience, professional knowledge, and the right equipment can greatly reduce the burden of a fire’s aftermath and streamline the restoration process to make it as painless as possible. All while protecting your home from further damage.

Furthermore, hiring a professional company just makes sense. A house fire disrupts your life in countless ways. The easier and more effective the remediation process, the sooner your life will return to normal. For more information about fire damage remediation, contact a local fire remediation company.

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