When your property is on the line, don’t waste time or take unnecessary chances. No matter how small the fire, using a general contractor to repair fire damage may seem like a good deal but fire damage restoration is not an easy task, especially when the property has extensive smoke and soot damage. Not only are there the visible signs but smoke and soot settling throughout your property require specialized equipment to remove properly. This level of specialized knowledge is often beyond the scope for many general contractors.
Whether you’ve suffered loss over a large area or a small isolated fire, proper damage control is vital to getting your property back to pre-fire status. Smoke and the water used to extinguish the fire can create a plethora of problems that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. General contractors are professionals and possess a wide breadth of knowledge about construction but property loss from fire is complex. A trained fire damage specialist is the best person to assess the area to determine the extent of any visible or hidden damage.
Soot is considered a respiratory health hazard and the longer it sits, the more difficult clean-up becomes. The particles are agile and will travel into every nook and cranny causing smoky odor and destroying indoor air quality. A professional should be hired to put your mind at ease and ensure the safety and integrity of your property.
A company specifically trained in the restoration of fire damage has the tools and training to properly handle soot damage. When vetting a professional to repair fire damage, you should take the task seriously and employ your own due diligence. While cost is always a factor, there are many components involved in this investment in your property and cost should not be the only factor. Many property owners have wasted time, money and effort pursuing the bargain budget route only to find themselves in need of another company to fix the mess left by the first one.