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If your Asheville home has experienced damage from a fire, you may not know what steps to take next. It can be difficult to know what to do after you’ve been through such a trauma. Once you’ve taken care of your family’s safety, you’ll probably want to get your home back to normal as soon as possible. We understand. Returning your home to its pre-fire state begins with an estimate. Here are some of the things you need to know to get an accurate estimate after Asheville fire damage.

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When it comes to your sewer lines, it’s always better to prevent problems than to deal with the aftermath. A clogged sewer line can cause flooding and kick off a chain reaction of problems in your home. Thankfully, you can avoid sewer line backup by following these tips.

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Dealing with the aftermath of a major fire can be challenging on many levels. Most people aren’t prepared for the extreme fire damage and have no idea where to begin the restoration process. A professional can help you navigate the fire restoration challenges you are sure to face.

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Whether your basement recently flooded, your house has developed a mold problem, or you’ve noticed warping along the walls, your first question is probably about what caused the issue. Residential water damage can happen for many different reasons. Here are a few of the most common ones.

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Between the mild winters and ample sunshine, Landrum is generally a beautiful place to call home. During spring and summer though, Landrum can get a lot of storms. South Carolina averages between 40 and 80 inches of precipitation per year thanks to rainstorms and the occasional tornado. These storms can cause terrible flood damage to your home. If your home has experienced Landrum storm damage, here are the first steps you should take.

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Spring and summer months can bring a lot of water damage to the southeastern United States. As the weather warms up, all kinds of storms roll in, bringing floods, leaks, and other types of damage. Not just this, but other types of water damage can show up at any time of year. If you’ve experienced one of these events in your home, you should know that decontamination after water damage is absolutely vital to your health and safety.

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Most restoration tips tend to focus on what happens after your disaster is well underway. Today, we want to focus on how you can minimize damage and help make the best of a bad situation. First, you’ll want to contact a local restoration team as soon as you notice your home is flooded. They can take over and do things professionally as soon as they get there. Taking these five steps while they’re still on their way can help ease the entire process.

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Crime scene cleanup can be traumatic and hazardous to your health. In the event of a violent crime, or even a suicide/homicide, the potential for bodily waste contamination is high. The sooner a space is cleaned, the sooner the property owner can begin to handle the difficulty of the event in question. Hiring a crime scene cleanup and restoration specialist gives you peace of mind and protects you from emotional and legal harm.

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Duct cleaning is one of the most overlooked aspects of spring cleaning. But taking the time to get in there and drive out the pollens, dander, and dust can make a huge difference in your home. Cleaning out ducts can ease allergies and fight odor issues in the house. However, duct cleaning is tough to handle on your own. Professionals can really help get your home smelling fresh and allergen free.

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Strong odors cause significant damage to the market value of your home. Even if you’re not trying to sell it, persistent odors can be damaging to your dinner parties and even your health. Thankfully, if your home has any persistent pet, smoke, or mold odors, there are some things you can do to tackle it on your own. However, if home odor removal doesn’t work out, you need to call a professional.

Don’t Mask the Odor

One thing that you want to be careful of is masking odors in your house. Most so-called “home odor removal” tips don’t wholly remove odors. Air fresheners are the worst offenders because they don’t fight the cause of odor. They mask it with other, stronger scents. Breathing too many chemicals isn’t always healthy. Worse, when those masking odors fade away, the offensive odor could come back gradually. Because the smell is gradual, it gives your nose a chance to get used to it. Sadly, you may never notice the scents creeping back while others who visit your home do.

Breaking Down Scents in Fabrics

The one good thing about pet odors is that you often know exactly what’s causing it. When your new puppy has an accident, it’s easy to find the source of the smell. One of the reasons pet odors linger is that we don’t always clean the area as well as we’d like. Urine, in particular, contains uric acid, which smells terrible and is difficult to clean! If you have a recent pet mess, now is the time to tackle it. Soak the area in some white vinegar. While the acidic vinegar smells even worse at first, it breaks down the uric acid. Simply flush the vinegar out with regular water and pat the area dry.

Set in uric acid is much more difficult to remove. With time, it soaks into the undercoating, making it difficult to reach in order to remove it for good. A deep cleaning is necessary to fix any lingering causes of odor.

Paint and Smoke Odor

Paint holds odors long after the cause has vanished. Cleaning a kitchen after a grease fire takes a lot of effort because the scent has actually soaked through to paint layers beneath the surface. Home odor removal can stump even dedicated DIYers. If you find yourself stumped, you need a professional cleaning service to help you. Professionals assess whether they need to strip your paint entirely, or if it’s possible for a professional cleaning to save it.

If you’re ready for a lot of work, one method to finally eliminate smoke odors in paint is to get rid of it. Strip the paint off the walls, treat the walls, and then paint over it. It’s a great thing to do if you were planning to remodel anyway. If you didn’t have that kind of time, speak to a professional.

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  • "Chris Smith, my plumber called Warren Restoration and literally within 45 minutes they were at my property. They took control of everything from removing the furniture, wet carpet, drywall, and baseboard. The company made my flood very easy to deal with, making sure they were on the property when the insurance adjuster came to view the damage. They took all the necessary photos and walked me through the process...

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