Hiring a Professional for Damage Restoration

Owning a home means that you are responsible for the repair and clean-up that results from natural disasters or accidents that occur. Damage restoration is a vital step in ensuring that permanent impairment isn’t a part of your home’s future. Allowing flood water to sit in your home or moisture to build equates to mold and possible foundation risks. Fire leaves its own set of consequences, including structural insecurity, chemical residue, and lung irritants. Damage restoration professionals are experts at getting to every square inch to protect your home, family, and belongings. 


Why Hiring a Professional Is Wise

Your home is usually your most significant investment, so leaving it in the hands of someone who isn’t prepared and experienced to take on damage restoration is a scary thought. There are long-term issues that crop up without the proper handling during a crisis involving water or fire.

  • Damage restoration professionals know the best way to perform a teardown and rebuild safely. Comprehensive training and experience set these specialists apart from construction contractors. 
  • The equipment used to remove water, chemicals, and other harmful substances are typically only used by damage technicians. Hiring a handyman or even a licensed construction contractor doesn’t mean they have the right equipment to do the job quickly and efficiently. This is essential to avoid further ruin.
  • Water and fire damages are unique circumstances, and knowledge about the clean-up process is key to preventing problems down the road. Using a damage restoration specialist means the homeowner can rest assured that the job will be done the first time and that future issues will be eliminated.
  • The longer it takes, the more chance there is for mold and chemical damage to set into the home and its belongings. Enlisting the help of proficient and competent damage restoration professionals increases the chance of positive outcomes for the integrity and expense of the repairs.
  • Your insurance company covers many repairs. With an expert at the helm, homeowners know they will experience an easier transition for payment of the claim. A damage restoration company understands the claims process and helps with the paperwork.
  • The loss and cost of home damage is overwhelming. Dealing with professionals correlates to a kind, compassionate, communicative team to assist you with your repair and restoration. If the damage is extensive, you and your family may need to find alternative housing for some time. Damage restoration specialists are helpful in this area as well.


What To Do First

While finding a quality expert company is essential, a couple of things you can do in the meantime include: 

  • Make sure anyone who is injured is treated immediately. Everyone should be checked out if the incident involves fire as smoke inhalation injuries can sneak up on a person.
  • Re-entering the home is not safe, particularly in the case of a fire. Certain areas may still be hot, and walls or flooring may be weakened.
  • Take pictures of what you can see without going back inside. Concentrate on damaged areas where the roof may have caved in, or the foundation washed away. These photos will come in handy when filing your insurance claim.


At Emory Plumbing and Heating, our Fire, Flood & Mold Remediation and Restoration division team works non-stop to clean up, demolish, rebuild, and restore your home to its natural state. All our specialists received training to obtain the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification or IICRC. This non-profit company ensures that damage restoration professionals are top-notch, quality individuals and that ongoing education is provided. For the homeowner, this means that the Emory staff is ready to handle your crisis, so you don’t have to worry