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The Process: Fire Damage Restoration

Experiencing a house fire is a scary and devastating event. Not only does a fire threaten your life, but it also jeopardizes your property and everything you've worked to acquire over the years.

After the initial shock of a house fire, the sooner you take corrective action to restore your home, the better. Here are tips on the steps you should take immediately after a house fire occurs. Contact Your Insurance Company - When a fire occurs in your home, whether large or small, you should contact your insurance company to report the loss. Most homeowners' insurance policies include clauses to get you in touch with an approved restoration company. Often, your insurance helps to cover costs and expenses associated with fire damage restoration. Hire A Fire Damage Restoration Company - After discussing your situation with your insurance company, the next step to fixing your home is scheduling time with fire remediation services to address fire, water, or smoke damages. Generally, the first step in fire remediation is removing water used to fight the fire. Untreated water damage may result in additional losses from mildew or mold. Both mold and mildew contribute to unhealthy air quality and poor living conditions. Depending on the amount of water used to extinguish the fire, it could take a few hours to a couple of days to dry out. Then the debris gets cleared out of the structure to allow the restoration company to inspect the damages further and form a plan of action. Items that can get salvaged can get saved for restoration, while destroyed items get trashed. After sorting through all the affected areas and items, the restoration company uses a specialized ozone machine to eliminate smoke smells from the flooring and walls. If the home has structural damages, the restoration company will create a reconstruction plan to rehabilitate your home to pre-damage condition. Getting A Fresh Start - While the initial shock and surprise of a housefire are unsettling, the bright side is that once a remediation company completes their work, all structural elements including floors and walls get built from new. Depending on your home size and the extent of damages, it could take a couple of weeks to a couple of months to get your home back into a liveable condition. If you live in the Rockwall, Texas area, and your home has sustained fire or water damages, the fire remediation experts at Doiggs Restoration work as your partner to restore your home as quickly as possible. Our goal is to help streamline repairs so you can return to your home as soon as possible. We're glad to give free estimates on our remediation and restoration services, so contact us today.

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