When there is a need for fire and water damage restoration in the home, there are different approaches when it comes to each cleanup and repair project depending on the circumstances involved. Questions need to be answered. The amount of water that was involved in the flooding incident is important to determine. Was the water relatively clean or contaminated with sewage, chemicals, and toxins. How long has the water been in the house soaking your walls, carpet, wooded cabinets and furniture? For fire damage you need to ask if there were hazardous chemicals involved, how much smoke and soot permeated the premises, and the amount and kind of toxic fumes and gases were produced by the fire.
And not only those issues, but there are other issues still to consider when checking for fire and water damage. Fire and smoke damage needs to be cleaned out, and the house needs to be ventilated to take out the smoke odor. You need to removed items soaked in water and dried as quickly as possible. When materials are soaked in water for a long time they will have to be replaced rather than repaired or restored.
Mold and mildew will thrive if water damage is not dealt with immediately. Since this ideal for molds, then they will begin to propagate quickly. Having molds in your home is bad for the health and you can experience headaches. runny nose, asthma, dizziness, rashes, fatigue and respiratory problems. If water damage is left unattended for 48 hours they will develop mold and structural damage. And when this happens, you will have to spend more in repair and restoration work.
If dirty water contaminated by pathogens, sewage or chemical waste floods your house, you must have the items that come in contact with it professionally cleaned and sanitized or else discard them. If an item cannot be washed or disinfected, then it needs to be thrown away. Discard any food items, water or medicines that gets soaked in dirty water. You should also discard fabrics, beddings, clothing, stuffed toys, laminated wood furniture and cabinetry that gets soaked in dirty water. Consult with a professional water damage restoration service if you are in doubt whether to keep your items with sentimental value of not that has had contact with contaminated water. These professionals have more tools, technique and methods to use that they ever had before. This is why they can salvage and restore books, documents, electronics, furniture and other items. Insurance companies save millions of dollars when professional water damage services can restore loved and cherished items.
Call a professionally certified restoration company if you need water and fire damage restoration.