Smoke damage is just one of several ways that a fire damages a property. Burns and ash damage as well as the water damage from the soaking your residential or commercial property gets from the fire department are also real things that can truly wreak havoc. When you turn to professional smoke damage restorers who are also fire damage and water damage experts, you have the best chance of salvaging contents and structure and getting things back like you want them with as few hassles as possible.
A real hands-on education is necessary for those who want to gain a full understanding of how to make housewares like they were before a fire. This includes getting rid of odors, controlling corrosion and making any necessary repairs. A technician who is trained to do these things also needs insurance and various licenses, plus appropriate safety and health certifications that vary from one area to another. All training must be current in the eyes of the law, and you don’t want anyone working on your project who doesn’t have a good deal of previous experience.
Courses are available to would-be technicians that help them learn the right cleaning techniques for each kind of damage they might encounter. Good technicians are trained to handle carpet, upholstery, a variety of hard surfaces and more.
Technicians also learn that speed is crucial in handling smoke damage. The longer a homeowner or business owner waits to call in technicians, the more irreversible damage there will be. Soot can yellow some plastics in minutes, discolor porous surfaces and cause other quick damage. After a few hours, grout between tiles in the bathroom, for example, as well as furniture finishes will begin to discolor. Clothing and upholstery can permanently discolor in a matter of hours as well. Wood and vinyl may need refinishing after a short time of soot exposure as well. Plus, metals corrode and glasses get pitted. Even worse, soot gets more attached and harder to remove for all surfaces over time.
How much a team of technicians charges for fire damage restoration depends mostly on how much work is to be done. A large fire, of course, adds significantly to the cost for homeowner of business owner. So does waiting to call in experts.
After the initial assessment and cleaning, a complete and accurate estimate is possible. Following the assessment, the first step in any fire damage restoration project is cleaning to determine what’s damaged permanently and what isn’t. In general, complete restoration is usually handled from the top of the structure downward. That’s because hot air carries the most soot to the top of a structure.
Odor removal is also part of a complete fire damage restoration process and something for which technicians must be professionally trained. A counteractant is usually used to remove lingering odors. This is often in the form of a gas or fog that can get into the cracks and nooks in a structure or item and break up the odor particles.
All of these things are much more complicated and involved than an amateur can handle. Professionals have deep and expansive training that allows them to perform these tasks with relative ease after some hands-on training. There’s no way someone could do a thorough fire damage restoration job without this level of training and experience.
For restoration efforts you can trust and depend on, the smart choice in Orange County and beyond is Orange Restoration. When you need us, our highly trained and skilled experts are ready to take action for you. Call (619) 376-6838 today!