You might not think about it, but fires happen in the home more often than you may think. They can be caused by anything from cooking to candles to even kids playing with matches. When your house catches on fire, there’s no time to waste. The faster you act, the less damage will be done to your home and the more likely you are to save treasured memories. This is why it’s so important to have a fire damage restoration company on speed dial!
Fires can happen at any time and when you least expect it. What would you guess is the number one cause of house fires? Out of all the risks of fire, including falling asleep with a cigarette, children playing with matches, and fires not extinguished before going to bed, unattended cooking is number 1.
In 2020, there were 1.4 million fires in the U.S. There were estimated 21.9 billion in property damages, 15,200 people were injured and 3,500 people died as a result of those fires.
A poll of 1500 people gathered some interesting data. Two thirds of the people interviewed did not know cooking was the leading cause of house fires. The top 3 causes of fires are leaving a pot unattended on the stove, heating equipment (electric heaters, propane heaters), and wiring or electrical malfunction.
When a fire breaks out in your home, time is of the essence. Don’t risk losing your possessions and precious memories, get a local fire damage restoration company to do the cleanup. Getting started on the cleanup process as quickly as possible is the key to salvaging damaged items and preserving your valuables (photos, treasured items, and jewelry) and memories.
If you’re wondering how much fire damage restoration cost will affect you, you can expect to pay between $3,000 and $32,000 according to the extent of damage to the home. If there is extensive damage to the home’s structure (roof, walls, floors, etc.) it may be more. A qualified fire damage restoration company can give you an estimate of what cleanup and restoration of your property will cost. Most will do this for free.
A technician will make a visual assessment of the damage. Some things that affect price are how much damage the property has sustained from fire, smoke, and soot, what damaged areas can be cleaned and repaired, and what needs to be replaced?
The size of the property and how much of it is damaged also affects cost. The cost may vary from provider to provider. You may receive an estimate of $4.70 per square foot to restore a home with 2,600 square feet from one company, and a higher or lower estimate from another. All of these factors can affect the final cost of your restoration.
The first 24 hours after a fire are crucial to the restoration process. Securing the property for safety and making sure there are no smouldering areas will prevent further damage and ensure the safety of the occupants.
Fire damage restoration is not a DIY project. You need a qualified professional who is trained and certified in fire damage restoration for a job where the structure of the home has been weakened by damage and poses a safety risk. The house may be unstable in some areas. A trained professional wears protective equipment and knows how to avoid hazardous areas.
Xpress Restoration Inc. provides critical emergency response services for fire and water damage, mold remediation, and general contracting for repairs and replacements. Not only do we clean up soot, smoke, mold, and water from floods and storms, but we also repair damaged structures and restore your home to its previous condition (before the fire). We offer comprehensive services and will help guide you through submitting your insurance claim.
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Let the fire damage restoration experts in San Diego handle the cleanup and restoration of your home or property. We have the tools and the knowledge to get the job done quickly so you can have your home back the way it was. Contact us today and get a free assessment of the cost and how long the cleanup is expected to take.
Our certified restoration experts are trained to deal with Any Disaster, and they will contact you within 15 minutes of your initial call. The complex problems of fire restoration require immediate action by a certified fire damage restoration and smoke removal team.
I am so glad I contacted Xpress Restoration! Leonardo is extremely professional. He came out right away and did a thorough assesment. They are very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Highly recommend and will be calling them again if ever needed!