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Why Immediate Fire Restoration in Morristown, NJ is Key

April 21st, 2015 · No Comments

After the flames have been put out, you may think that the worst of a house fire is over. After all, your family is safe and the damage is as bad as it will get…right? Though the majority of damage occurs from the blaze, there are lingering threats well after the fire is extinguished. Fire restoration in your Morristown, NJ home must begin immediately to mitigate loss and get your home back to pre-loss condition as soon as possible.

How does the timeline of fire and smoke damage proceed? Let’s take a look at the amount of damage you will deal with depending on how long you wait to begin restoration and cleaning.

In Minutes — Soot can start to discolor items in your home, leaving a yellow tinge on many items. Appliances close to the origin of the blaze may discolor first, and porous materials like marble countertops have discolored permanently.

In Hours — Metals is the home will begin to tarnish. Acid and soot will continue to stain materials throughout the home, including grout between tiles. At this point, countertops and refrigerators have also begun to yellow.

In Days — When you hesitate to call a professional fire restoration company, you are letting the damage continue in your home. Walls themselves start to discolor due to the remaining acid residue in the building. Metal moves past the point of tarnishing and begins to rust and pit and repair becomes more difficult. Flooring requires replacement. Clothes, upholstery, and linen become stained with soot and absorb a definite smoky odor. Your furniture also starts to show visible signs of fire, smoke, and soot damage.

In Weeks — After weeks, you’ve missed most of the opportunities for quick cleaning and restoration. Damage costs have escalated explosively because of the damage that continued after the fire was put out. At this point, even hard surfaces like glass, crystal, and china show signs of permanent acid etching and pitting due to exposure.

For immediate and professional fire restoration services in Morristown, Jersey City, Wayne, and Paramus, NJ, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan immediately. In most cases, we can be on the scene with 2-4 hours to stop damage in its tracks and begin repairs. Our emergency line (855.560.7999) is open 24/7/365 to combat the immediate and continuing effects of fire damage.

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