First Steps After Fire Damage

Fire Damage Restoration in Wilmington, NC

As a leading restoration company in North Carolina, we have worked for many years helping people after a devastating fire strikes their homes or business. As a consequence of experiencing a tragedy such as this, many people become confused, distraught, and unsure of how to proceed. It is important to know that if you ever experience fire damage to your property, you can rest assured that APR Restoration has the expertise to guide you through this process and restore your property back to its original state.

 

Safety

Make sure that you, as well as all the residents of your home or business, are safe. In most cases, it is not safe to live in a home or business that has been damaged by the fire until it has been professionally cleaned and inspected by a company like APR Restoration. If you have incurred fire or smoke damage to your residence, it is imperative that you immediately find another place to stay while the repairs are being made to your home. There are options, such as contacting any local relief agency if you don’t have a place to go. It is possible that you can get relief from your local Red Cross or Salvation Army chapter, or another local relief organization in your area.

 

Golden Hours of Recovery

Fire damage needs to be restored within the first 24 to 48 hours if you are safe and able. A quick response can make all the difference between irreversible damage and the possibility of recovering your property and items. If your home or business has been damaged by a fire, you should contact APR Restoration as soon as possible once you have been safe. Your property will suffer many noticeable damages when there is a fire, but the damage doesn’t end there. Your home’s structure and personal items can be damaged by soot, which is highly acidic, and other smoke damages, including corrosion and major decomposition. Additionally, most fires are extinguished with water or a chemical compound, which can cause additional damage to your property and personal items if exposed to these extinguishers.

 

The Fire Restoration Process

As a fire restoration company, APR Restoration understands how each situation is unique. It doesn’t matter if your house or business has suffered localized or major fire damage, we have the professionals and tools to restore your home or business to its original state. The first thing APR Restoration does when you contact us is assess the damage. While assessing, our experts will take precautions to make sure the affected areas do not experience any further damage. In order to make sure dust, smoke, and soot are removed from the area, and once it is safe, we will decontaminate the area. After decontaminating your property, APR Restoration’s experts will determine if any parts need to be repaired or replaced and work with you to complete them.

Our team at APR Restoration understands how stressful fire damage can be for your business or home. In North Carolina, APR Restoration is here to guide you through this difficult time, so if you are located in one of our service areas, reach out to us so we can help get your property back to its original state.