Water damages can be brought about by various reasons. Most of the time, plumbing leakages and overflowing toilets are the cause. Apart from these two major causes, fires also cause a large number of serious water troubles.
The first priority for a homeowner when a fire strikes their house is to put out the fire. After the fire has been successfully extinguished and stopped, there is a lot of water left on the floors, walls and on furniture.
Restoration companies look into and handle the structure of your house. Thought it is vital to get rid of the water it is also crucial to maintain the home’s structure to avoid a collapse. The unattended water exacerbates the problem.
Water Damages Arising From Standing Water
When a fire occurs water is what is mainly used to put out the fire. The water left standing has a bit of contamination. It was subjected to smoke fumes from the fire and exposed to soot, and is hence considered to be a health risk. It can be very harmful to anyone who comes into contact with it. This requires experts wearing and using the correct safety gear and applying effective and safe procedures.
Due to this, the fire restoration process can be a bit costly. Some items such as wall insulation and burnt furniture will have to be replaced. Families experience the pain and difficulty of losing some of their precious possessions resulting from the fire and also from the water damage. Depending on the degree of the damage, the restoration team can salvage and restore some of the furniture.
A recommended solution to reduce damage from fires and water is to use a single restoration company to handle both issues. After communicating your expectations, give them full control to undertake both projects and focus on what is a priority at that time. The restoration company will have their work cut out, focusing on home restoration after the fire and then identifying possible leakages or floods and tackling them immediately. After the fire has been controlled and extinguished, the company will switch to water damages looking into damages to furniture, walls and carpets.
Fire damages are problematic for a homeowner, adding water damages into the mix makes the whole experience a nightmare. Water damages are the cause of additional problems such as the spread of mold and insects and pose an additional health risk.