When it comes to fire damage and smoke restoration, there are many variables. For this reason, it can be very difficult to predict how long the process will take. Typically, our technicians must assess the damage firsthand before providing any timing estimates.
Taking matters into your own hands is strongly discouraged, as much of the residue can be extremely toxic. Additionally, handling smoke damage incorrectly can sometimes push particles further into surfaces and actually make it more difficult to repair later on.
Dry times vary due to a range of different factors including: flood type, location, building materials, and even weather. Typically, we estimate for a dry time of between 3 and 5 days.
The need to vacate largely depends on the severity of the damage. Your insurance rep should be able to provide you with clear guidance on whether or not it’s safe to remain at your property. But to ensure your own health and comfort, finding a temporary living space is typically recommended.
It’s usually not necessary for property owners to remove all of their belongings, but our technicians can evaluate the severity of the damage and advise you accordingly.
Of course we will do our best to restore your home with as minimal disruption as possible, but there are some instances when carpets cannot be salvaged. Some common reasons why carpet removal may be necessary include: delamination (when the carpet fiber separates from its backing), permanent stains, and sewage contamination.