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After the Fire: Starting the Fire Restoration Process Hudson, WI


May 27th, 2014

ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning provides fire restoration in Hudson, WI and surrounding communities

Not many things are more devastating to a property owner than hearing the word “Fire!” It requires quick thinking and action to keep people safe and get the fire extinguished. But once the fire is out, the real work begins – cleanup and restoration. Fire restoration in Hudson, WI is not easy task. Call the professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning to begin the process.

Even a small fire leaves behind soot, smoke odors, and possibly water damage. Just looking at the aftermath can leave a person feeling overwhelmed and their mind spinning with questions like “Who should I call? What should be done first? Can anything be salvaged? What am I going to do?” As confusing as that time can be, there are some basic fire restoration steps that need to be taken as soon as possible.

Number one on the list is to call your insurance agent. After any sort of disaster, especially fire damage, calling your insurance agent can be the most important action you take. Your agent will send someone out to assess the damage and get you started on fire restoration, repairs, disposal of damaged material, and restoration of your property. That process needs to begin as soon as possible. The longer soot, smoke odor, and water damage are left, the larger and more expensive the cleanup and restoration process will be. Your agent can give you valuable information about where to begin and who to contact.

The most important point to remember is NOT to enter the affected building until you are advised it is safe by the fire department or fire marshal. These people are experts in assessing structural damage and risk. Also, even if given the all-clear, don’t tamper with anything until your insurance agent has inspected the damage. You could unknowingly do something that may hinder getting an accurate picture of the damage. It could even affect the settlement.

There are two reasons fire restoration must begin as soon as possible. If there is water damage, mold and mildew can begin growing in walls and other hard to access places in as little as twenty-four hours. Left unchecked, it can create a very expensive problem beyond what the fire caused. The other issue is soot and smoke damage. These substances are acidic and corrosive. They stain surfaces, discolor walls and appliances, and can even cause rust to form. The sooner they are effectively removed, the less permanent damage you will have to contend with. When dealing with the aftermath of a fire, quick action is nearly as important as it was in putting out the fire.

These are not problems the average property owner is equipped to handle. It may be tempting to try to save some money by doing it yourself, but in the long run, not having the work done properly can cost you more. This is not the time to cut corners. It’s time to call in a professional certified in fire restoration and smoke cleanup.

In the Hudson, Wisconsin area, the professional to contact is ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning. We are trained and certified in all aspects of fire damage restoration, mold prevention, and mold remediation. As part of the local business community, we will work closely with your insurance agent to ensure the job is done right and you receive the entire insurance settlement to which you are entitled.

Experiencing a fire can be devastating. At ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning our goal is to relieve your stress, help you put worries aside, and restore your property. Let us handle the problems and help you get life back to normal. Contact us today for fire restoration services in Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn, Polk, Barron,  Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn or Burnett counties of Wisconsin.

 

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