Water Damage Goes Hand in Hand With Fire Damage and SERVPRO Can Help With Both
Water and fire are the two most common disasters to befall a home. Fire damage is usually easy to see, but fire leaves behind smoke and soot damages even in places the fire never touched. Water damage is also easy to spot if your home had been flooded or you have a serious plumbing problem. However, it can also be hidden behind walls, in flooring and the attic or basement, which is just as dangerous.
Dealing with Water Damage
Water damage restoration in Laguna Hills / Laguna Niguel is often required after a fire because of the liberal use of water to extinguish the fire. This water may cause even more damage to the property and belongings than the actual fire caused. Carpets, upholstery, clothing and other absorbent material may have become soaking wet and would need to be removed and replaced. Only a professional water damage restorer, such as SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/ Laguna Niguel, can determine what items can be cleaned to their pre-damaged condition and what items need to be replaced.
It is recommended that action be taken immediately, because the longer the damage is left unattended, the bigger the chances of it eventually becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungus and mildew, much sooner rather than later. The excess water needs to be removed and the area completely dried. A professional will also have the expertise and equipment to detect hidden moisture that could develop into potentially mold.
Putting Out Fire Damage
Fire damage in Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel, CA may consist of blistering on the walls, soot settling on everything and the odor of smoke on clothing and furniture. This odor is not removable by standard means and requires the special equipment of professional restoration experts who use ozone neutralizers and other means.
When looking for a water or fire restoration company in Laguna Hills, it’s recommended to approach a company that will give immediate help. The longer you wait for restoration, the more difficult the job will be.
You can expect highly trained technicians, like us here at SERVPRO to use the latest restoration equipment. Whether you have a small kitchen fire or a completely destroyed room, it’s worth calling a professional to examine the area. It’s the same for flooding. Even the most minute exercise of due diligence can help save your house from an even bigger damage. It’s a simple step to make, with little cost attached to it, especially when you look at it from the perspective of saving your home as much as you possibly can.