Let’s discuss restoration clean up tips so you know what to do after you’ve sustained fire and/or water damage to your Miami property.
These are services best taken care of by professionals who know how to properly remove soot from furniture, for example, or how to correctly dry out wet walls and floors. Any certified company will have technicians specializing in:
Soot is especially hazardous. It produces dangerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. It can cause cancer. It can even cause birth defects.
Performing the act of restoration clean up is vital in the process of determining what is completely destroyed and needs replacing, and what can be repaired.
Since there are many types of upholstery and carpets, various cleaning methods are required in order to effectively salvage them after a fire or water loss.
If you don’t get them cleaned properly, then the smoke smell can actually “set” and remain permanent.
A professional clean up company will use methods such as dry hot water extraction, bonnet cleaning, showcase premier cleaning, etc.
Removing deep-rooted soot is also best left to the professionals.
The following tips are important because these activities can either be dangerous or make the clean up process harder by causing further damage:
It’s very important to document everything when dealing with your insurance company. Take notes of everything you tell them and what they say to you. This applies to any phone calls or personal conversations you have with the insurance adjuster they send out to inspect your property’s damage.
Everything you say and do affects the estimate the insurance adjuster puts together. It affects the final settlement check you receive from the insurer.
It’s common to make mistakes simply because you don’t know the inner workings of the insurance claims process, the precise steps to take and how your assigned insurance adjuster is trained to do everything in their power to mitigate the estimate and ultimate insurance pay-out.
That’s right! This person doesn’t represent your interests! They work for the insurer and are only concerned with pleasing that entity by mitigating your claim.
A Florida public adjuster will work for you and your legal interests. At 1st Response Public Adjusters we take this responsibility seriously.
In order to protect yourself during the initial stages of your claim, the restoration clean up phase, the negotiation phase and the rebuild phase, we encourage you to learn about the benefits that come with hiring a public adjuster.
We’ll set up a free consultation so you can freely ask questions about your policy and the claims process, check our references and ultimately, find professional representation against the insurance company’s interests.
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