We all hope it never happens to us but anyone living in a house or apartment as well as the owner of any type of business premises has to be aware that there is always a risk of a fire breaking out. We all take precautions to minimize that risk and most of us carry some sort of insurance to cover the event should it ever happen. Fire is a great destroyer and even a relatively minor fire can cause considerable financial loss.
Quick Detection And Safer Buildings
Fire alarms and automatic fire fighting systems are very sophisticated these days and, in addition, we are more careful in our choices of materials that we use in our homes and businesses (the less highly flammable material we have; the safer we are in terms of fire risk). These; plus the big improvements that have been made with electrical and heating safety, have all resulted in the risk of total destruction in a catastrophic fire being greatly reduced. However, this does not mean that building fires have been totally eliminated. What it does mean is that, often, much of a building will be spared the full brunt of the flames and will appear untouched once the fire has been put out.
Total Damage Vs Partial Damage
In the aftermath of a fire; it is possibly the most serious that are the easiest to deal with (assuming there has been no loss of life). For a total write off; all that is needed is to negotiate with the insurance provider the full value of the whole building and all its contents.
However, when it has been possible to spare part of the building; insurance negotiations can get more complicated. Some contents may well have to be written off whereas others may be salvageable and can be restored.
Not Only Flame Damage
To reverse the old adage; there is no fire without smoke and smoke contains the products of combustion. Some of these will be dirty (i.e. soot) while others could be toxic or carcinogenic but one thing is certain; smoke smells and that smell can linger for a long time. Removing all traces of the smoke is an important adjunct to any fire damage restoration work.
Then there is damage from the firefighting water (or other chemicals in fire extinguishers) to be considered. Cleaning all this up is part of any complete restoration.
Your insurance may be paying for all of this; but, you are going to want the job dome efficiently and properly. Because of this, it would be best for you to insist on choosing the clean up experts yourself. There are specialist companies like Eco Tech Mold Removal Company that have the skills, knowledge and equipment to carry out complete Fire Damage Restoration in South Jersey area.