Your choice of a fire and water damage company is essential when dealing with the aftermath of a fire or flood. They are the first point of contact after the disaster. From there, contacting a properly trained company as quickly as possible improves the chances of saving as much as possible and getting the situation of the home assessed to make cleanup begin sooner.
Plus, the idea is to prevent further damage. In many cases, a fire may burn out one room, but not the rest of the home. In those cases, boards and a tarp will need to come in to secure the roof and walls.
Depending upon whether a fire was chemical, electrical, or from a fireplace, different types of efforts may be made to put out the fire. This will require different efforts in the post-fire cleanup. In addition, the water damage aspect of the team will evaluate the home to determine whether it was saturated with the water, chemicals and fire, or if it was largely materials that repel water.
The next big step starts when water is removed, and dried out of the home if water is actually present as a part of the damage. Again, this will entail looking at whether the water was absorbed, or if it was easily repelled and can dry on its own.
Once the main drying out and removal of damaged materials are performed cleaning and the repair begin. From here, the full restoration will be performed as well.
It is clear that the clean up team must be experienced in this specialized field. Look for companies that will assist with the insurance claims as well. They will have to provide information on the damage for the claim, and will usually already have points of contact with the major insurance carriers, so they know the drill.
Restoration Pros has this expertise and has been helping people in the Edison NJ area for years.