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Repairing Your Home After a Disaster

If a disaster strikes your home, it is vital to get to work immediately repairing the damage. If left too long, the lingering effects of, say, a fire can cause even more damage as time moves on. Soot and ash may work their way into your grout and marble, causing irreparable stains. If water damage is left unchecked for too long, you may end up with a nasty mold problem. So, keep reading to learn more about repairing your home after a disaster.

Water Damage

Water damage can come after any number of disasters. Firemen douse your home with water to extinguish flames, leaving pools, and floods saturate your home with water. Water can do a lot of immediate damage. For instance, sheet rock cannot handle any sort of submersion and electronics are unlikely to survive floods or fire. However, you can remediate much of the damage done by water. A disaster remediation team can dry out your home and ensure that mold has no place to roost. You can then get to the work of replacing any wallboards, carpets or other items that are deemed a total loss. However, with a quick response, you may be able to avoid replacing many of your things.

Fire Disasters

Fire doesn’t have a stomach, but it eats everything in its path. Thankfully, modern technology has greatly reduced the damage fire does to a home. However, it will still leave its mark. In fact, the longer a homeowner waits after a fire to repair the damage of the disaster, the more of a mark the smoke, soot, and ash will leave. Within hours of a fire, staining can begin to set in on your tile grout, marble counters, and other items. A fire remediation specialist can quickly assess the situation and begin cleaning up the mess from a fire disaster.

The First Step: Call a Pro

After a disaster has done its damage, it is so important to repair the damage and get on with life. One first step is to immediately call your insurance company to begin the claims process. The second step is to call a company that specializes in disaster recovery. One thing that you don’t need to do is go rushing into the home unprepared. The home will likely be a dangerous place and the last thing you need to do is add a personal injury to that done to your property. So, if a disaster strikes your home, the chief rule should be: Be calm and call a pro. When you follow that simple advice, you can save much more than you ever could going it alone.

At Rapid Dry Services, we provide emergency water, fire, smoke, and disaster cleanup and restoration services for residents and businesses in Spencerport and the rest of Western New York. For fast, friendly, and affordable assistance, contact Rapid Dry Services to

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