Fire and Water Damage Minneapolis
Fact or Fiction: What You Need To Know About Fire and Water Damage
People tend to have a lot of misconceptions about the damage that can occur from a flood or fire. When many people think about a house flooding or experiencing a fire, they imagine that it will be a complete loss. They envision the loss of most or all of their cherished belongings and think they will have to leave behind the home they love. However, following most flood and fire disasters, it is entirely possible to restore a house and it's contents, despite popular belief to the contrary. As long as the house is not completely devastated, hope remains.
Fiction: After a bad flood or fire, it is essentially impossible to restore a house. Fact: There are damage restoration companies that specialize in rebuilding and repairing property that has suffered fire and water damage. When it comes to restoring badly damaged property, it may be almost impossible for an untrained person, but for a restoration professional, it is easy.
Fiction: Water damage can't really hurt and is of little consequence. Fact: Water damage can lead to mold growth, which is a major health hazard. Wet, damp conditions create a perfect environment where mold can grow and thrive. Mold will grow on water damaged walls, under a wet rug, or anywhere remotely damp. Rashes, allergies, and fatigue are just a few of the health problems that can be caused by mold - it can even lead to intestinal bleeding. Therefore, it is essential that your house be dried as soon as possible if it is wet following a flood or fire.
Fiction: I don't see any mold so it can't possibly be the cause of my child's constant illness with rashes and cold-like symptoms. Fact: Mold is not always noticeable to the naked eye. Under carpets, inside your walls, and beneath floors are just a few out-of-sight places where mold can thrive. The major cause of this problem is water damage. Mold could certainly be the culprit if someone in your household is always ill with no apparent explanation for it. As soon as possible, you need to have this investigated.
Fiction: A fire leaves a lingering odor from smoke that you can never get rid of. Fact: Smoke odor can be completely eliminated through a number of methods. It might help a little to simply open some windows and air out the home. However, it will require the help of a professional to completely rid your house of the heavy smoke following a fire.
The heavy smell of smoke can get trapped in the heating and cooling system, as well as cling to walls and wallpaper after a major house fire. Fire and damage restoration companies can resolve these issues though a number of methods.
For instance, a restoration expert may apply a special sealant that prevents smoke odor or damage from seeping through fresh paint, which they will apply to damaged walls after a thorough cleaning. To further eliminate any and all traces of the noxious smoke odor, restoration experts have a very effective deodorizing technique.
Fiction: It is very expensive to hire a fire and water damage restoration company for their services. Fact: Much or all of the cost to restore your damaged home will be covered by the majority of insurance companies. Following a home disaster, it is imperative that you speak with your insurance company as soon as possible. You will be directed on how to proceed by your agent or insurance company.
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