Fire and flood damage are two of the biggest nightmares a homeowner can experience. While the right insurance is the best way to begin recovering, there is a lot of work that goes in to restoring your home. Of course there are some things that you can do yourself, sometimes you have to know when to call in an expert. Of course you should consult your insurance company to see what is covered before you hire an expert.
Water damage is tricky. Things may look alright but the damage from water can be extensive, costly and worse it can be hard to tell. An expert can determine exactly how much needs to be done to restore the house to something like it was before and to make sure everything is safe. There will be things like sewage, electrical and gas damage. Fire damage is more obvious but things like exposed wires and singed walls can be dangers that you underestimate.
An expert will be able to thoroughly examine your home to determine how extensive the damage is and what is necessary to ensure the safety of you and your family during the restoration. You should get an estimate of how long it will take as well as an estimate of additional changes that you might want to make now.
An expert will also be able to ensure that mold and mildew do not grow while the repairs are being done and to make sure that there is no permanent damage that would encourage worsening of the situation. A licensed expert is the best way to make sure your home is restored to a safe, nurturing home.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage and water damage restoration services. provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.