If a fire occurs in your home or business in Austin Texas, the danger can be catastrophic. And even after the fire has been extinguished, if the damages are not properly taken care of in a fast, safe and efficient manner, the damages will become worse and more costly to fix. But with the right help, restoring and repairing your home can be a lot easier than you might think. Here’s some helpful information about fire damage restoration from The Steam Team of Austin.
The Dangers of Smoke and Fire Damage
It’s important to keep in mind that in the aftermath of a fire disaster, you should NEVER enter the building before the restoration technicians arrive. Even after the fire has been put out, there can be smoke or burned chemicals that could be extremely harmful. These things will be entirely cleaned by the restoration team when they arrive.
Fire and smoke damage can also cause discoloration on walls and ceilings and dark stains from the smoke on certain surfaces. After fire and smoke, odors may also be trapped in certain areas of the building, and won’t come out without thorough cleaning or removal of that item. Ash and soot left behind from the fire can become trapped in air conditioner vents and behind walls, causing further damage if they aren’t cleaned quickly.
For all of these reasons and more, it’s important to have professionals in charge of fire damage restoration. Let’s talk about the process that we use for fire damage restoration here at The Steam Team.
The Restoration Process
Our fire restoration professionals will start by giving the structure a thorough inspection to get a good picture of the extent of the damage and give you a fair estimate of the repair costs. Then they’ll immediately seal up the building by boarding it off and using roof tarps if needed. Then they’ll use high powered equipment to remove all water (if there is any), smoke and soot from the building. Then they’ll begin a thorough cleaning and repairing of the entire home, before finally moving on to complete restoration. For more information on our fire and water damage restoration, as well as other services that we offer, visit Steam Team website.