Does Your House Have Fire Damage?

Posted on: 12 September 2018

If your house was damaged by a fire, you are probably still reeling from that awful event. Hopefully nobody was hurt. If that is the case, you are probably also thanking God that you and your pets survived the fire. After all, lives cannot be replaced. However, it's still a huge inconvenience to have to restore your house to working order again. Was it just one room that was damaged? Perhaps it was a fire in your kitchen caused by something like burning oil. Or the fire might have been contained in a family room, where a fire in the fireplace got out of hand. Whatever the circumstances that caused the fire damage in your house, here are some ideas that might help you get back to normal.

Assess The Situation - Are you still able to live in your house, or was the fire bad enough that you had to arrange for other accommodations? Either way, consider going into the damaged area (if it's safe to do so) to assess every single thing that needs to be done to get your house back in good working order. For example, if you experienced a kitchen fire, can the kitchen equipment still be cleaned up and used, or do you need to replace it? If your family room is the room that had fire damage, will the fireplace need to be repaired, and will you need to buy new furniture? This might also be the time to make changes you have wanted to make in the past. For example, if you have been wanting to change the wallpaper in the family room, now is a good time to do that. 

​Fire Restoration Services - It might be very worth your while to arrange for fire restoration experts to assess everything that needs to be done. The same service will have workers who are trained and who have the experience to do things like repair wooden floors, clean up damaged tile and brick, and to make sure that even the walls of your house and your furniture are totally rid of the effects that smoke and fire created. If you have home insurance, it is very likely that the cost incurred by hiring fire restoration services will be at least partially paid by the insurance company. Even if you have to pay for part or all of the restoration, that expense might be some of the best money you have ever spent, as you will have your house in order again. 

For more information on fire restoration services, contact companies like Kiser  Construction Inc.