Partial Remediation After a Fire
SERVPRO of North Sacramento knows that fires cause damage but often do not completely destroy a home. These claims are often called “partial losses” because the home has only been partially destroyed. Many families call SERVPRO of North Sacramento regularly to find out what issues to watch out for with partial losses.
In any property loss situation, there are basic steps to follow to ensure the insurance recovery process goes smoothly. SERVPRO of North Sacramento recommends that you document everything that was damaged or destroyed, file a timely claim, learn and assert your rights to full and fair payment, and get help if and when you need it. Fire restoration work takes patience, understanding, and consistent and timely communication. Be prepared to dedicate your time, energy, and persistence to work with highly trained restoration specialists who will guarantee their work. A few important tips for dealing with a fire loss:
1.Structural Smoke Damage Removal
No matter the fire's size, large or small, smoke can impact your whole home. If the smoke damage is not too serious, you should be able to scrub it clean with detergents and bleach. However, it isn't safe to live inside a house with damage, even if all the smoke is cleared away. There could still be soot and particles around that you can't see. Smoke damage is a major health risk, as it's the smoke particles which are a health risk. Immediately after a fire, you may begin to notice stains on your walls, ceilings, or other plaster surfaces. As the hours pass, you may also begin to notice rust and corrosion on metal hardware throughout your home. In addition, your fabric items may slowly begin to show visible signs of smoke damage. This level of smoke damage requires professional guidance on how to handle items affected.
2. Limit Activity
Limit your activity and movement in the house until your home is restored. This helps prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. During a fire, soot spreads to the whole house, attaching to surfaces. The acidic properties of soot can further damage your home and indoor air quality if the soot is not removed immediately. Soot can inhabit your home even if there wasn't a fire. Keep people’s hands clean so you don’t further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork. Protect your things by placing clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas. Before you clean, know the best cleaning method for that particular cleaning job. At SERVPRO of North Sacramento, our technicians are trained to know what cleaning products to use on certain types of materials.
For further assistance or more information please contact SERVPRO of North Sacramento at: 916-587-3438