Stop! Don't do it yourself!
In the event a storm, fire, or any other type of disaster strikes your home, the aftermath can be very devastating. It’s hard to know what to do and where to begin picking up the pieces. Where there is significant damage to your home or business, the cleanup process and all that it entails can be overwhelming. While thinking of the cost of cleanup, you may be tempted to do the cleanup yourself to save the cost of hiring a professional. How hard could it really be? In actual fact, the cleanup and restoration process after a disaster is a complex job that requires a professional. It is not as simple as a DIY job. There are many factors that need to be considered and many hidden dangers that can get worse if not handled properly. Here are some of the reasons why it’s best to hire a professional restoration company after a disaster has struck your property.
For Example, visible smoke stains may be removed with some household cleaning supplies but the smell will linger and can possibly cause respiratory issues. Smoke particle inhalation has been linked to lung diseases.
Also, water damage left unattended or not dried properly can in less than 48 hours turn to a perfect spot for mold growth and infest your home.
In conclusion, if a disaster strikes, please call a professional.