When the firefighters have left, it might seem that the danger has gone and that your home is safe from more destruction. However, the truth is without professionals to perform smoke and odor removal, a building can never return to its original condition. Although the principles behind fire restoration are relatively simple, it requires a lot of manpower and experience to do the job properly. It should never be attempted by homeowners.
While the immediate danger is fire, once it’s gone, the aftermath continues to affect a home. If smoke and odor removal is overlooked, extensive etching, corrosion and discoloration will occur – not to forget a powerful, lingering odor. Professionals can prevent these issues, assuming they are contacted right away.
There are many smoke and odor removal companies out there, advertising their skills in restoring areas damaged by fire. However, only those with proper certification and training should be considered. In this regard, the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) is the chief regulatory body in the industry. It requires its members to undergo extensive coursework before receiving certification. So, any fire damage restoration company that carries this accreditation can be trusted to do the job properly and safely.
At Service Master ERS, we are a local family-owned and operated company with more than 60 years of experience in the residential & commercial disaster restoration industry. We’re here to serve your family and your community.