A home is much more than four walls and a roof. It is more than a simple structure that protects us from the elements and is often our greatest asset. Most of our memories, both good and bad, are tied to a specific place and time. Many can be recalled simply by entering a room in our old abodes. We might remember where our kids took their first steps or a hundred holiday and birthday memories that were made in the family room. These are priceless memories and the last thing you want is to lose them in a fire! If you’ve experienced a fire, contract All Dry USA today and get a restoration estimate.
When the places that mean so much to us are damaged by an unexpected event, it often affects us as if it they were actually living things. No other element produces more devastation in a shorter period of time than fire.
Not only can it reduce a cherished home to ashes in short order, it will also ruin the contents of the abode. In addition to the actual fire damage, personal belongings can be destroyed by smoke and soot damage. If you have experienced a home fire and some items survived, it is important to contact an experienced restoration professional as soon as possible.
According to estimates from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are more than 350,000 home fires in America each year! Most are the result of cooking or grease fires that get out of hand and overwhelm home chefs. Cigarettes, electrical shorts, lighting, and arson are other common causes of residential fires. After a property owner makes certain that everyone is safe, he should turn his attention to structural and content damage.
Restoring any item that has felt the effects of fire to its former glory is a complicated process. But it can be done! As long as the item is not damaged beyond recognition, there’s a good chance that it can be restored. Items that have only sustained slight soot and smoke damage are ideal candidates. Of course, all materials respond differently to fire, heat, and smoke. It takes a trained professional to determine the steps that must be taken to minimize future damage and repair your personal property.
Specialized training and equipment allows our experienced professionals to complete restoration projects more quickly than most of our competitors. This may help you get back into your home a bit faster. Not to mention the fact that we can restore contents of almost any kind, from personal possessions to furniture and artwork. Our aim is always to return the item to its pre-fire condition.
One of the most frustrating, emotionally exhausting aspects of dealing with a home fire is filing an insurance claim. More often than not, homeowners are simply trying to pick up the pieces and get a fresh start, while insurance companies are focused on the bottom line. We work with our clients to help them file an accurate and appropriate insurance claim that will expedite their settlement and help them get back on their feet!