Having a recovery and restoration plan in place will go a long way towards keeping repair and restoration costs down.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading water and fire restoration providers in the country, is advising home and business owners to become better prepared in the event of catastrophic damage to their property. Damage from water or fire may be considerable, and will only get worse over time if not immediately treated. Having a proper response ready for any eventuality is a must for any property owner.
Having a recovery and restoration plan in place, along with preventative measures designed to minimize the level of potential damage, will go a long way towards keeping repair and restoration costs down.
Dealing With Water Damage.
Water damage may develop into a more serious mold problem within a period of 48 hours if not properly treated. Property owners should contact their local water restoration company immediately in order to begin the restoration process and cut down on the long term threats. In the meantime, removing all furniture and loose items from the area, as well as opening windows and doors to allow for proper air circulation, will help stabilize the area until professional help arrives.
Shut off all utilities at the source to prevent problems from electricity or leaking gas, and refrain from using fans or blowers in any area where mold is discovered, as this may cause the spread of mold spores and other contaminants.
Dealing With Fire Damage
Again, time is of the essence following a fire. In less than 48 hours, smoke residue may cause irreversible damage to hard surfaces, and smoke may be transferred through ventilation systems, allowing it to affect other areas of the home that may not have otherwise been damaged by the fire.
Fire damaged structures are generally unsafe for a variety of reasons. Walls and flooring may be weakened and prone to collapse, and smoke coupled with other toxic fumes may be extremely dangerous if inhaled. Again, proper air circulation will help reduce the level of smoke remaining in the structure.
Calling in a professional fire restoration company is highly advised, as they are able to properly assess the problem and begin the repair and restoration process. Clean Trust certified restoration providers are equipped to restore properties to their pre-loss condition with minimal interruption to the lives of the property owners.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading providers of water and fire restoration services in the US, with providers in 30 states.