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Water And Fire Damage Restoration FAQs

Answer for all your home restoration questions

Is There Water Damage After Extinguishing A Fire?

When a fire is extinguished, there will be water damage. Water extraction and structural drying are necessary for any property damaged by fire. We will remove all excess water from the building and any standing water to prevent mold growth. We also use air movers to dry out the structure quickly and make sure that mold does not develop in the walls or ceilings of your home or business

After a fire has been extinguished, a smoke odor is often present. Smoke deodorization can take care of this problem quickly by using specialized equipment to thoroughly clean your structure’s interior, removing all traces of smoke odor from your home or business.

Soot removal can be especially difficult because it tends to stick to surfaces and furniture, making it difficult to remove without special equipment, such as vacuums with HEPA filters designed specifically for cleaning up after a fire. Soot removal also includes air duct cleaning, which helps prevent future fires from starting due to dust buildup inside air vents which can easily cause sparks when they come into contact with lit candles or other heat sources like stoves.

What Are The Signs Of Mold Growth?

You might notice a strong, musty smell or see black spots on walls or surfaces. Mold can grow behind wallpaper and appear as gray-brown, gray-green, white spots, or thread-like strands. If mold begins to grow in your home or business, it can cause several health issues, like allergies and respiratory problems. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have mold in your property.

If you've had long-term moisture issues in your structure, you most likely have mold growing inside it. Any surface abnormalities like peeling, cracking, warping, bubbling, bowing, or bulging could be signs of water damage somewhere in your property, and that mold has started to grow.

Who Do I Call First After Disaster, My Insurance Company Or J&L Restoration?

When disasters occur during the night or on the weekend, it is imperative to contact a restoration contractor immediately. Failure to do so may result in additional damage to your property and put you at risk of extra expense. J&L Restoration can ensure your property is secure and prevent further damage. Once your insurance company is notified, we will work with your insurance adjuster throughout the claim. We can also assist with your claim's inventory and documentation of damaged contents.

A Disaster Has Just Occurred. How Can I Prevent Further Water Damage?

First, ensure the area is safe and evacuate if necessary before calling a disaster restoration professional. You should contact a restoration professional quickly because the water can spread to additional areas of your property. Avoid walking in affected areas. Also, if left for some time, mold and mold-forming bacteria can begin to spread. The longer a damaged structure is left without treatment, the more likely damage will be to expand into other areas. Contact J&L Restoration 24/7 to get in touch with our emergency restoration team, that’s always ready to help you!

What If You Find Additional Damage During The Restoration Process?

Our team is always available to you. We understand that your insurance adjuster may need more time to investigate and confirm the extent of your damage. We will be happy to provide any additional evidence they need and work with them to settle your claim quickly. Until then, there is always the opportunity to adjust the estimate. J&L Restoration manages this for you to get the most out of your policy.

Can I Upgrade My Property During The Restoration?

Your insurance company will reimburse you for the actual cash value or replaced cost value of your damaged property. We will work with you to establish a customized restoration plan so that you can get your property back as close to its original condition as possible.

Depending on the scope of the damage, we may be able to upgrade appliances and floor coverings or fixtures without additional charge to you. In some cases, however, we can install upgrades without additional cost to the property owner.

You may be eligible for reimbursement for the difference in costs between your old appliances and new ones, but sometimes reimbursement is not possible because of the age or condition of the fixtures when they were damaged.

What Are Common Causes Of Water Damage?

A variety of reasons can cause water damage. Natural disasters, plumbing overflow, torrential rainfall, and malfunctioning appliances are all common causes. No matter what caused your water damage, our team at J&L Restoration will be there to help you get everything back on track as quickly as possible! Our team has been trained in all aspects of restoration and can handle any type of situation. We don't cut corners—we take care of you!

We Can Help With Property Damage Restoration

When disaster strikes, you need help fast. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter what kind of damage has been done to your property—whether it’s water damage or fire damage —we can get it back up and running as soon as possible. Contact our team of restoration experts today to receive a free quote.

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