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Top Reasons to Contact a Fire Restoration Company in Jersey City, NJ After Fire Damage

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Fire damage restoration can be a very difficult task. Considering the inherent dangers that come with fire damage restoration, it’s not a duty that should be performed by anyone other than a highly trained and certified professional.

Immediately after a fire, home and business owners are immersed in a whirlwind myriad of activities. There are insurance matters that need immediate attention. Homeowners need to arrange for temporary housing and determine what to do with their property. Business owners face salvage and recovery tasks plus the additional challenges of how to continue business and take care of displaced employees.

In such circumstances the most feasible and appropriate thing to do is get in touch with a professional restoration company like ServiceMaster Metropolitan in Jersey City, NJ. To underscore this need, let’s look at some points related to the control of fire damage.

 Consequences of Fire Damage

Any delay in cleaning up fire damage can significantly increase restoration costs. Apart from the direct damage caused by flames, heat, soot, and smoke, there’s the property damage that comes from the water used to extinguish the blaze.

According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the following damages will occur if immediate action is not taken:

  • Immediately after the fire is extinguished, residues from smoke and acidic soot will begin to discolor plastics, and materials such as alabaster and marble can become permanently marred.
  • In a few hours bath fixtures will begin to yellow and unprotected metals will tarnish. Discoloration of appliances and furniture can also occur.
  • After a few days, the acidic residues can cause permanent discoloration of walls as well as result in rusting and corrosion of metals. Irreparable staining also takes place to textile materials like furniture upholstery and clothing.
  • In the next few weeks carpeting will permanently discolor and become unsalvageable. Corrosion will occur to silver plated fixtures. Additionally, glass may be severely pitted and etched because of prolonged exposure to acidic soot.
  • Water damage can result in mold growth throughout the structure.

That’s a huge list of things needing immediate attention, which brings us to this question: Why should you hire a professional restoration company instead of performing the work yourself?

  • Specialized Equipment: Fire damage restoration companies employ very expensive and specialized equipment designed for the restoration work they perform.
  • Training and expertise: The technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan are trained, certified, licensed and insured for all aspects of fire damage restoration and remediation.
  • Experience and knowledge: There’s no time for guess work when cleaning and restoring fire damaged property. You want a team that knows and understands how fire and smoke work to deteriorate and destroy items during the event and long after the flames are extinguished.

ServiceMaster Metropolitan is a certified and highly trained professional fire restoration company located in Jersey City, NJ. When faced with a fire damage restoration situation, give us a call on our emergency hotline at 1.855.560.7999. We will immediately start the restoration process to help you regain your life and peace of mind.



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