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Addressing Fire Damage In Your Little Falls Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Our experts can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Debris Removal You Can Do For Your Little Falls Home

While professional fire debris removal is a coverage option that most Little Falls homeowners have in their insurance policy, you might find that you would rather not risk potentially raising your premiums for moderate cleanup and recovery efforts. Addressing an initial task like debris removal involves much more than cleaning affected areas, as there are potential hazards that can exist with this DIY as well.

Even with some potential pitfalls, many homeowners can often address fire damage to Little Falls properties provided that the situation does not get out of control. During the initial inspection and assessment of the property after extinguishment occurs, you should keep an eye out for a few specific situations that could become problematic:

Structural Weakness
You cannot always tell when specific areas of your home have become unsafe to support your weight, or are hanging on by only a small amount of material before a collapse occurs. If you must perform an assessment instead of professionals like our SERVPRO team, tread carefully.

The Concentration of Soot
Soot is a severe effect that can exist after extinguishment and land on surfaces and contents. These conditions are very challenging to clean without staining and smearing, but airborne soot particulates can also present a potentially hazardous condition for those exposed.

The Wishes of Your Insurance Company
You might determine shortly after a fire gets extinguished to pursue a damage claim, and many insurance providers want experienced professionals like our SERVPRO technicians providing a damage assessment and catalog of losses from the property.

DIY assessment and debris removal can save a homeowner time and money if they have a good understanding of what their property needs and are careful to address all of the damaged areas. Unresolved symptoms and damages can present health and structural risks that might not appear immediately.

While there are many ways that you can save money by addressing specific aspects of fire loss incidents on your own, it is crucial to understand your limitations and the severity of the disaster. Our SERVPRO of Clifton team is here when you need us. Our experts can make it “Like it never even happened.” by calling (973) 928-3705.

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