Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City, TN
Any fire can be devastating to your home or business. Unfortunately, once the flames have been quenched and the smoke has cleared, the work has just begun. You now have to begin the lengthy process of fire damage restoration.
At Spotless Carpet Cleaners, we recognize that the time immediately following a fire can be a very stressful time.
Here are some tips you should follow to make the fire restoration process as easy as possible.
- Insurance: Once a fire is out, the first thing you should do is call your insurance agent and submit a claim. Your agent also should be able to provide information on how to secure your home if any doors and windows have been compromised. You should also contact a qualified fire restoration company, such as Spotless Carpet Cleaners, a fire and water restoration company serving the Tri-Cities.
- Security: Any damaged or broken doors and windows should be boarded up to protect your property and your belongings. A proper board-up should include wood that is at least 3/8 inches thick covering the window, which is secured with 2×4 boards that are bolted from the inside. Make sure you have a secure lock for your front door.
- Entry: If you suspect structural damage, you should have your property inspected by a licensed, qualified inspector or structural engineer. This will make sure your property is safe to re-enter. If your home has sustained fire damage, whether or not you can stay will be determined by a variety of factors, including the degree of damage that was incurred, the layout of your home, and your comfort level with living in a fire-damaged dwelling. Your insurance agent can provide options regarding off-site housing. Certain homeowner policies also cover the cost of a hotel stay while fire restoration work is done.
We recognize that many homeowners and small business owners have a “do-it-yourself” mentality. However, recovering from a fire is a time when you should seek professional help. Even a small fire can cause major damage from smoke and soot and leave lingering odors if not properly cleaned. A professional restoration company like Spotless Carpet Cleaners has access to specialized equipment that is not available to consumers. Our technicians also have the experience and knowledge to restore your property as quickly as possible. Family heirlooms, furniture, and more, Spotless Carpet Cleaners can restore your cherished items.
In addition to evaluating damage from flames and smoke, a professional restoration company can address any water damage that was sustained while the fire was put out. One common consequence of this water damage is the growth of mold, which can jeopardize the health of your family if it goes untreated or undiscovered in your home. Your Kingsport restoration company has the equipment to extract the water from the damaged area.
Fire Restoration in Johnson City and Kingsport
If your home or business encounters a fire, you can trust Spotless Carpet Cleaners to perform the task of fire restoration as quickly and effectively as possible. We offer 24-hour emergency service. Call us at (423) 926-9251 to learn more about how we can help.
Spotless Carpet Cleaners is proud to serve the cleaning, carpet, and restoration needs for customers in the areas of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, Tennessee, and has done so since 1975.