What to Know About Recovering From a Home Fire

Recovering from a residential fire can be an overwhelming process. A fire restoration service can help get your life back on track. Here are some questions you should ask when looking for the best, most qualified company to handle your restoration needs:

How long will the restoration take?

The duration of a restoration project varies based on a number of factors including extent and severity of the damage as well as the size of the structure. In general, fire restoration can take anywhere from a few days to months. A professional restoration service will likely visit the site to provide an accurate cost estimate and time frame.

Can we stay in our home during restoration?

Lingering residue and soot can pose health hazards and affect the quality of air. Even if the damage does not appear to be severe and there is no significant structural damage, it may not be safe to reside in until restoration is complete. A licensed professional can inspect the property and determine if it is safe for occupancy.

Are you properly insured?

A professional restoration company should have proper insurance that covers their work, the work site, and their employees. Providing proof of insurance not only demonstrates that the company is professional, but it also provides assurance that you are protected in the event of an accident or additional property damage during the restoration process.

How do I know the cleaning service is qualified for fire restoration?

Cleaning after a fire requires experience, technical knowledge, and specialized equipment and cleaning solutions. Look for a restoration service that specializes in fire restoration and that is certified by the Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This is the industry standard when it comes to restoration service.

If you have recently experienced property damage as a result of a residential fire, we can help. Contact us to discuss your situation. We are ready to answer the above questions and any others you may have!