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While the experience of a disaster can certainly be traumatic, the aftermath can often be the most overwhelming aspect for a homeowner. The resulting damage can affect the entire home. In addition to structural, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC system damage, documents, furniture, electronics, and irreplaceable valuables are also usually effected. It can be very difficult discerning where cleanup and restoration should begin and in what order. Fortunately, disaster recovery companies offer comprehensive renovation services and an all-in-one approach to addressing the various levels of damage and recovery.
Types of Disaster Damage
Disaster recovery companies often offer 24-hour emergency services and can respond to and assist not only large-scale problems but, quite often, situations such as fallen trees and broken pipes. As the number and severity of possible issues is quite numerous, disaster recovery specialists offer assistance with multiple kinds of damage. The immediately discernible damage after an event is one thing, but there is often residual, secondary or tangential damage that might not be detected by the homeowner. A trained specialist will know how and where to look for these less apparent types of damage.
In the case of fire, scorched areas of a structure are rarely salvageable and, therefore,will need to be replaced. Some items not directly touched by the fire can suffer heat damage, often requiring restoration or total replacement. Once the fire is extinguished, the structure and valuables are often damaged from both water and smoke. Smoke can cause extensive damage to the home and valuables, and its remediation requires a skilled technician.
Repairing broken pipe or flood damage will often require extraction and extensive use of dehumidifiers to remove as much moisture from the home as possible. Mold remediation and emergency drying services are often available from disaster recovery companies.
Wind storms, tornados, and hurricanes can result in damage to the home’s roof and exterior in addition to connected power lines. Disaster recovery specialists use emergency generators, from 5500 watts to 400 kilowatts, to address these types of power outages. They may also offer debris removal and roof/gutter repair.
Disaster recovery companies often offer services that a homeowner may not even know are needed. Environmental hazards like such as radon or asbestos can occur and need to be handled by an expert. Some companies address the contents of the home as well, including art work restoration and furniture refinishing.