Since 1972, Restoration Specialists has provided effective property damage recovery services. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, Restoration Specialists efficiently responds to emergency situations from its locations in Gainesville, Lecanto, Lake City, Brooksville, and Leesburg.
Emergency situations involving fire, vandalism, and flooding can wreak havoc on your property. It’s hard to know what to do to counter property damage – you may want to jump in immediately, but sometimes this can do more harm than good. Read on for expert advice on what not to do:
1. Fire and Smoke Damage: After a fire has been put out and it is safe to enter your home, do not try to wash the fire residue. This should be done by a professional cleaning company using professional equipment. Also, keep all electronics turned off until they have been checked by an electrician.
2. Sewage and Flood Damage: In the event that raw sewage has damaged your property, do not try to decontaminate surfaces with over-the-counter cleaning supplies, which may not be strong enough to disinfect.
3. Vandalism Damage: If your home has been vandalized, do not try to remove the paint or ink, as it can become permanent if not cleaned correctly.
In all cases, contact a local expert, such as Restoration Specialists, before attempting to counter the effects of property damage.