Here at Warren Restoration, we are no strangers to dealing with house fires, or at least with their aftermath. We have extensive experience in fire damage restoration, and we know just how devastating a fire can be to you and your loved ones. When you call us for restoration services, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to restore your home to its former glory, but it’s perfectly understandable to feel worried or concerned about the process. In this article, we have put together a list of things that fire damage restoration companies like ours want you to know in order to help you prepare yourself for the work ahead.
- Restoration Starts with Assessment- One thing that fire damage restoration companies want more people to know is that they need to assess your property for damage before they can begin the process of fixing it. Our team will inspect your property to determine things like how far the flames and smoke penetrated into the structure, as well as how safe we judge the structure to be in its current condition.
- The Next Step is to Secure the Property- After the inspection is complete, the next step that fire damage restoration companies will take is securing the property. This generally includes things like barricading any gaps in the exterior, tarping over any holes in the roof, and installing a fence around the perimeter to keep out intruders.
- Fire Damage Often Involves Water Damage- A third thing that fire damage restoration companies want you to know is that in many cases, fire damage cleanup involves dealing with water damage, too. This is because putting out a fire requires water, which will soak your belongings and the structure itself, and can also damage your pipes and cause water to flood in that way.
If you have further questions about fire damage restoration, we encourage you to reach out to our experts.
Our team at Warren Restoration understands that you care about your home or business, and that any damage to your property can be devastating. However, we also know that the best way to prevent the damage from getting worse is to be prepared for the possibility and have a clear idea of what steps to take next. In this article, we’ll go over what you should do if your property suffers storm damage.
- Assess and Document the Damage- The first thing that you should do after your home suffers storm damage is assess the extent and severity of that damage. Once the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, check your exterior walls and roof to see if they are intact. In addition, you should take pictures of your exterior to document its condition for your insurance company. In fact, if you have advanced notice of the storm, it’s a good idea to photograph your home before the storm hits so that you can show the extent of any damage that does occur.
- Call Your Insurance Company- The next thing you should do after suffering storm damage is to call your insurance company and start filing a claim. Your homeowners insurance is there to pay for the repairs and cleanup after a disaster like this, so get that ball rolling as early as possible to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.
- Call a Restoration Company- The third thing that you should do when you suffer storm damage is call a restoration company. Our team has the right experience to take care of any type of damage and restore your home to its former glory, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Has your home recently suffered through a rough storm? If so, you may need storm damage repair. You may be tempted to start cleaning up and repairing the damage yourself. However, you should consider hiring a professional before you jump the gun, and here’s why.
- Assist Your Insurance Claim – If you’ve never dealt with storm damage, it may be overwhelming to think of where to start with your insurance claim. Did you know that many home restoration companies can assist you with your insurance claim? Restoration companies are used to working hand in hand with insurance companies so they can shed some insight on your insurance claim timeline and process.
- Professional Assessment – Are you unsure if your home is unsafe in the result of storm damage? When you hire a professional, you can expect a thorough assessment that will determine what your main areas of damage are and the severity of each one. This assessment also allows the technicians to determine what tools are needed and how to go about the repairs safely.
- Quick & Efficient Repair – Unless you are experienced with storm damage repair, a professional will likely do a better repair job than you will. Professionals know when the damage is unsafe and know the methods to go about repair without causing further damage to your home.
We hope these reasons will encourage you to hire a professional for your storm damage repair. If you have any questions regarding storm damage repair, and the services we provide, contact us today at Warren Restoration!
Are you in the need of mold removal? It’s important to address any and all mold as it can cause safety hazards for you and your loved ones. To help prepare, here are some tips to promote a successful mold removal day.
- Don’t Clean It – Mold typically looks like black dirt, and it may be tempting to scrub it off. Mold technicians often take samples and note the appearance to identify the type of mold, so scrubbing off the mold could interfere with the technician’s work.
- Air Quality Sample – Getting an air quality sample will tell you if any of the mold spores are airborne. Airborne mold can be hazardous to some people. An air quality sample will either give you peace of mind or indicate that you need extensive mold removal.
- Don’t Remove Anything from the Molded Area – You may assume that you will need to move all furniture and belongings away from the affected area to make way for the technicians. However, it’s better to leave everything untouched until the professionals arrive. This prevents mold spores from spreading.
- Take Pictures – It’s never a bad idea to take before and after pictures of the space in the case of damage occurring during the mold removal process.
- Find Temporary Living Arrangements – Mold removal may require you and your loved ones to relocate temporarily. Removal often requires chemicals that aren’t safe without personal protective equipment.
We hope these tips will help you prepare for your mold removal. If you have any questions regarding mold removal, and the services we provide, contact us today at Warren Restoration.
If you have been a victim of severe weather, vandalism, or an accident, you are already facing a stressful situation. You don’t need unanswered questions complicating matters. At Warren Restoration, we are a valuable resource for information and services to get you back on the road to normalcy. Our board-up services are designed to keep things from getting worse as a plan is being put in motion to restore your home or business after a flood, fire, or other disaster. Here are a few common questions we’ve been asked about our board-up services:
Will the board-up services cause additional damage to my property?
We do our best to avoid any additional damage, but rest assured that any holes resulting from affixing the boards will be remedied during the restoration process. When you consider the major damage that could occur without the board-up services, it is without a doubt the best option available.
How much do board-up services cost?
We will provide you a quote based on the number of openings (windows and doors) that need to be covered to keep your home or business safe and secure. If the storm damage is covered by your insurance coverage, they might also cover the board-up services. You should check with your insurance adjuster to see if the cost of board-up services can be included in your claim.
Do you also remove the boards after they are no longer needed?
Yes, we can return to remove the boards when danger of weather, broken glass, and illegal entry has passed and your restoration project is moving on to the next phase.