It’s the phone call or reality that no business owner or homeowner ever wants to get.
Fire. Smoke. Soot.
Where do you even begin to restore your property and life after such a devastating and overwhelming event?
Step 1: Immediate Action Items
After calling 911, your next call should be to a reputable restoration company. An industry leader who has a proven record of restoring fire-damaged properties will:
- Contact your insurance company, handling all documentation and project reporting
- Coordinate efforts with the fire and police department to ensure the property is safe
- Work with local utility companies as necessary
- Assess the damage and determine a safe course of action to retrieve and restore your personal items
- Answer all your questions and offer real solutions so you can return home or resume business operations as soon as possible
The restoration company may need to board up your property to avoid any vandalism and protect it from weather elements such as rain and wind. Interior areas may also need to be secured before contents can be retrieved and eventually restored. Once the property is deemed safe, a trained team will remove salvageable items and restore them off-site.
Step 2: Assessment – Restoration Begins
It is important that the restoration company you use understands and is able to identify smoke travel, odor permeation, as well as heat and water damage in remote cavities. Soot and smoke particles that are released by fire can permeate and settle into flooring, seep into walls, and accumulate in ceilings and attics. Soot and smoke that lingers behind walls and inside ceilings is overpowering and toxic. Further, it can cause corrosion and discoloration to almost any surface including: plastic; fiberglass; metal; fibers, including carpeting, upholstery, and clothing; wood; and vinyl. Certified technicians will employ techniques and equipment to eliminate soot and smoke.
Step 3: Putting All the Pieces Back Together
A qualified and expert restoration company will be able to sympathize with you; however, they are professionals who are able to implement immediate and necessary action plans so you can return home or get back in business as quickly as possible.
Serving Ohio and Michigan, J&R Contracting, Inc. is your first call and single-source solution when a fire disaster strikes. We are industry leading experts at restoring fire-damaged properties quickly and cost-effectively. One call to our 24-hour emergency response number is all it takes to begin the process of property restoration. Call now 800-764-8541.