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Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

After owning the same house for more than 20 years, it came time to decide whether to sell the home or fix it up. And after weeks of contemplation, I realized that I just was not ready to close the door on all the memories held in the home. But I also didn't want to live in a shabby old house anymore. So, I decided to do get involved with some restoration projects – the kitchen, bathrooms, and living room were all updated, as well as the roof. I also redesigned the entire property's landscape to give it a brand new look. Now that everything is complete, I miss the process! So, I thought I would relive some of my favorite projects by sharing ideas, tips, and tricks for renovation that might interest you. Hopefully you'll find the things I have to share inspiring and encouraging.



Restoration Ideas You're Sure to Love

Restoring Your Home Following Fire And Smoke Damage

by Jonathan Lucas

When individuals think of fire damage, they may focus their thoughts on the direct damage that the flames will be able to cause to the home. However, the smoke that is produced by the fire can also be a major problem that will need to be addressed if the home is to be fully restored to its pre-fire condition.

Does A Home Need To Suffer A Major Fire To Benefit From Professional Smoke Damage Restoration?

Homeowners might think that their home will need to have experienced a major fire in order to be able to benefit from professional smoke damage restoration services. However, small fires that are able to be quickly contained and extinguished can still produce enough smoke to contribute to fairly major property damage. These smoke particles will be able to spread throughout the home by entering the ducting. For this reason, a homeowner should have their house inspected for smoke damage following any instances of fire.

Why Is It Difficult For A Homeowner To Repair Their Own Smoke Damage?

It is common for people to attempt to restore their own property after suffering smoke damage. This is based on the assumption that thoroughly cleaning the interior of the house will be sufficient for eliminating the odors that were left behind by the smoke. However, smoke particles are extremely difficult to remove, and they are small enough that they can work their way deep into surfaces. Lastly, these residues can contain harmful chemicals that could be hazardous if you come into contact with them. As a result of the difficulties and safety hazards of attempting to clean smoke damage on your own, professional help should almost always be sought when you are needing smoke damage restoration work done to your property.

How Should You Handle The Insurance Claim For Your Smoke Damage Restoration Work?

The costs of restoring your home after a fire can be high, and you are likely to need to use your insurance to be able to pay for the full costs of these repairs. Unfortunately, the policies that govern these claims vary as they are established by the company that issued the policy. Regardless, there are some steps that you can take regardless of your insurance carrier. For example, thoroughly documenting the fire and smoke damage with photographs can make it much easier to convey the extent of the damage in your claim. Furthermore, reviewing the policy so that you know what to expect from your deductible is another important step for ensuring that your claim can be processed quickly.