The damage done by fire or water can be devastating – and it moves incredibly quickly. Most of the time the West Coast Fire & Water salvage team will only be called to a scene long after most of the damage is done. But, sometimes, you need an emergency home restoration and you need to call out a team as soon as possible. When should you make that call?
This one’s easy because fire is always an emergency. Essentially, a restoration team should be on the scene as soon as the fire has been put out – if not before. After calling the emergency services, the West Coast Fire & Water salvage team should be your next point of contact. We will step in immediately and start to assess the damage, which means the cleaning, mitigation, and restoration process begins almost immediately.
It is true that some fire damages are worse and more urgent than others. If it is a minor fire that has left smoke and soot across various surfaces but has not affected the structure of the building itself, then you can probably afford to wait until the next day. If the fire has spread to the extent that it has caused extensive or structural damage, then restoration will be needed right away.
When it comes to water, you may be tempted to wait a while before calling a restoration team but you do so at your own risk. However, it should never be underestimated how quickly water damage spreads and deepens. Water saturates everything in its path, being absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and various movable belongings. Within a day, drywalls will be swelling and breaking, metals surfaces will start to tarnish, a musty odor will fill the building and furniture may swell and crack. After 48 hours, you may very well have a mold problem, not to mention warped doors and windows, rusted metal fittings, and possibly even a serious biohazard.
It is simply far better to call for an emergency home restoration as soon as the damage is spotted. West Coast Fire & Water specializes in quality home restoration in the Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin counties. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so if you are in need of home restoration in the event of fire or water damage, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.