Recovering Fast From Fire Damage

By Rick Hovanec

The fear and uncertainty you feel after a fire is all too real. Cleanup and restoration following fire damage are not easy nor intuitive tasks. You need to partner with an experienced fire recovery company that earned a spotless reputation in your community for delivering speedy and superlative service. Fire damage is often a complicated set of issues, with many secondary or collateral damage possibilities. Sign up for a fire damage repair and restoration service that does it all to focus on returning your life to normal as soon as possible.

Home and business owners who resist the temptation to orchestrate cleanup, repair, and restoration tasks themselves make a smart decision. The smoke and soot are notoriously difficult to clean efficiently without the training and certification the personnel from a top level restoration company receive before arriving at your crisis. Assessing for safety when charring is present, or utilities are compromised, is a job for fire damage professionals. Water damage or chemical residue from fire extinguishers, or both, go hand in hand with the harm fire brought upon the structure and contents of your building. These complicating factors make each fire damage recovery scene unique and in need of individualized restoration planning.

You want a restoration company that has a proven track record of success with all the types of damage facing you after the fire. Look for a company that shows commitment to your community but has the resources to take on even extensive damage. Technicians on staff who trained to meet or exceed Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (ICRC) certification standards are a must for you when contracting with a particular company. This internationally recognized certification process assures that the best practices used to offer you a first-rate outcome every time.

Immediate response times improve the long-term restoration process so accept only local companies with the ability to scale efforts to meet your needs. Fire damage has emotional as well as financial impact upon your life and property, so the sooner, the better to move toward a rollback of all the consequences following the blaze. Go with a company that does it all. From repairing significant structural damage to saving precious heirlooms or one-of-a-kind documents endangered by smoke, soot, chemical residue, or water saturation. Deodorization expertise is also welcome as even a minor fire creates compounds that linger in the air and within surfaces that are unpleasant and an unsettling reminder of the blaze.

Richard Hovanec

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is owned and operated by Rick Hovanec, and his team is ready to assist business owners and residents with any size restoration or cleaning emergencies.