Let’s be honest, fire damage is something no one ever wants to think about. You’re probably all familiar with the fires raging in Australia. There are also those that hit closer to home, right here in the US. While both of these examples are quite a ways from Greater Charlotte, NC and are on a much larger scale than a house fire, it still can cause one to worry. Some questions you might ask yourselves are, “What if I was confronted with the tragedy of a fire? What would I do? What would I take with me during evacuation? How would I feel afterward and how would I restore the damage done?” At Restoration 1 in Charlotte we know that while you want to avoid drowning in your worries, it’s good to occasionally think about these things so you can be prepared.
Fire Damage Repair In Charlotte
The best case scenario would be to prevent a fire from ever happening. There are certain things you can do in your home to do just that. With the increased usage of technology, there is an increased risk for fire as more combustive material is more regularly found in homes. It’s important to simply be aware of this and take caution. If a device is getting really hot, give it a break. Check cords and ensure that they are in good working condition. If there isn’t an ignition, there won’t be a fire. While in the kitchen, always be attentive while cooking. Don’t leave the stove/oven unattended. Flame retardants are a very important tool to reducing the risk of fire and should be quickly accessible in every home.
What Damage Is Done?
Most often when it comes to fires, people think about the actual fire and what it may have burned, as well as the smoke damage. That’s not all that has happened though. After fire trucks leave from putting a fire out, your home has also been contaminated with different chemicals and has a fair amount of water damage done. Whether the fire is big or small, damage will be done. Sleeping in a house that has just undergone a small fire can still be dangerous as you can still breathe in harmful fumes. Exposure to the smoke and soot following the fire can be dangerous for your health, especially to children, elderly, and people with poor immune systems.
Fire Damage Repair Professionals
There are probably many people who don’t give thought to the idea that there are fire damage repair professionals who dedicate hours to becoming knowledgeable about the fire damage repair process. Since fire damage repair is something that needs to begin immediately, most technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fire damage repair experts at Restoration 1 have a multi-step process which includes removing what can’t be repaired, cleaning smoke and soot, disinfecting and cleaning the water damage done, restoring the air quality, restoring possessions, and removing lingering odors. Our team has your best interest at heart.
“Our Restoration 1 Promise”
Our promise is that we will use the best materials and above code quality craftsmanship to restore your damaged property.
Restoration 1, in my experience, is a terrific company! An old dishwasher was, I thought, the cause of a flood of water on the kitchen floor, so I bought a new appliance. The culprit turned out to be a mouse who’d bitten a hole in the outflow tube! To repair the damage to the flooring underneath I was referred to a company who gave me a huge estimate (which they refused to reduce), so I looked online and, thank goodness, decided on Restoration 1. They came the next day, studied the situation, gave me a reasonable assessment saving me several hundred dollars, and began the drying and repair work, ending with much nicer flooring. They were professional, were on time, nice to deal with, and I highly recommend them.
- ASHLEYT M.
November 22 2018
Had a burst pipe in the attic that leaked into a couple bedrooms, the hallway and into part of the kitchen and living room. When I called Todd at Restoration 1 he answered the phone promptly, was very polite and professional, and answered all my questions. It was a Sunday and he said he’d be there in about 90min but made it in closer to an hour. He and a co-worker worked until nearly 10pm on Sun night to take care of the worst of the water. He came back daily for several days to some minor final clean up and to check the progress of the fans and dry out of our house. He was always very professional and very easy to work with. He contacted our insurance and dealt directly with them for the billing. The only downside is that they only do the cleaning/drying…not the repairs. However, if I had water damage in the future I would not hesitate to use them again.
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