Having Smoke Damage Clean Up With A Professional
After a fire, smoke damage and subsequent clean up can change lives. Yet it is possible to get back to normalcy. Most homeowner insurance policies will cover the cost of the restoration and repair, so the homeowner does not have to spend much if any money out of pocket.
Whether the project is small or enormous it is important to remember that time is of great importance. Seemingly minor damages can cause irreversible destruction within a matter of days. In fact, the caustic nature of the ash residue causes injury within just a few hours. Over time the deterioration will become permanent and extremely costly.
Clean up that is necessary in the wake of a fire can seem like a daunting task. However, it is important to contact an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, technician as soon as possible. IICRC is a name trusted in the industry for excellence. It trains, certifies, and monitors technicians that carry its CleanTrust™ logo. Through extensive training and hands on experience the technician learns how to properly and professionally tackle any job requiring restoration after a fire. Through different levels of mastery the technician is able to learn how to evaluate the scene, prepare a plan of action, and implement the plan.
The first step to hiring an IICRC technician is to contact the insurer. The name is a highly respected symbol in the restoration and repair industry. The homeowner can visit IICRC’s website or call to obtain a list of active members in good standing, or the insurer may be able to point the homeowner in the right direction.
While a fire causes smoke damage, quick clean up by an IICRC-approved technician can have the homeowner back at home in a healthy environment fast.