Danger of DIY after a fire damage
Homeowners Often Take on Unnecessary Risks to Cleanup Up Their Properties After a Fire Loss
One of the most troubling things about a disaster in your home is the uncertainty of when your home can ever look or feel the same again. With a situation like a fire in your residence, you want to correct the effects of this incident as quickly as possible to ensure that you do not allow for the situation to get worse. The temptation is probably high to immediately start to dry and clean or restore your damaged home on your own; there are many concerns that you should know.
As much as you want to save money and do things yourself, your hoke offers requires a professional restoration company. There are too many variables and threats that exist within the house that the average homeowner is ill-prepared to face. Our SERVPRO of Warren County team of professionals can respond quickly and help to mitigate further damages while we prepare a plan to restore your home.
One of the most significant risks that a homeowner faces, once their home is affected by fire damages, is environmental exposure. With dirt, debris, soot, and smoke circulating throughout the air in the affected areas of your house, these contaminants to the atmosphere can lead to illness or breathing concerns for an individual without the appropriate protective equipment. Our technicians have the safety gear to prevent exposure in hazardous areas such as full-face respirators.
Another potential concern for the homeowner after a fire has gotten extinguished is a weakening of structural components and construction materials. It is not at all uncommon for ceilings to collapse, floors to give way, or walls to fall over. This risk is one that our SERVPRO of Warren County professionals assume as we seek to begin the restoration process, but not one that you should.
As tempting as it might be to save yourself the cost of restoration, most homeowners would find that to restore their home to their insurance company’s standards correctly and safely, they need professional and experienced specialists. Our SERVPRO of Warren County team is available 24/7 by calling (513)932-3649