According to the National Fire Prevention Association, a home fire occurs every 93 seconds. This makes fires one of the most common causes of house damage in Montana. It’s a restoration contractor’s job to be one of the first people on the scene to assist with recovery.
What is a Disaster Restoration Contractor?
A disaster restoration contractor is among the first responders after a catastrophic event or large damage has occurred to a business or home due to natural disaster, fire, flood, or mold. These professionals understand how structures and contents react to heat, smoke, and fire. They also know what steps are needed to minimize the damage for property owners.
They have the equipment to thoroughly clean the home’s contents and structure and eliminate the smoke odor. Once the team has ensured the property is safe, they can move onto the repairing process. They work with your insurance to get your home restored.
How Can a Disaster Restoration Contractor Help Firefighters?
Firefighters are amazing heroes that don’t get near the recognition that they deserve. They are the brave individuals who risk their lives to combat and extinguish fires. Sometimes, this means needing to damage structures in order to save a life. Often it requires water damage due to the amount needed to put out the fire.
How do disaster restoration contractors help? After a fire, our crews are available 24 hours a day to come and board up after a structure fire, provide temporary enclosure and fencing after a vehicle collides with a building, and/or start the restoration process. Our quick service allows firefighters to get back to saving lives instead of waiting around for the property to be secured.
We provide supplemental support to allow first responders to work more efficiently, then follow up with clean up and security services that help to keep the community safe. In fact, many restorations companies have strategic partnerships with the fire department in their area
Why Should This Matter to You?
If your commercial or residential property should catch fire, knowing that a restoration company should be the next call after 9-1-1 and your insurance carrier is important because the sooner restoration can start after the fire is extinguished, the sooner you can get back your life.
We recommend the following steps after calling emergency services:
- Contact your insurance provider and review your coverage.
- Call a restoration company who can come and board up any openings in the building. Emergnecy board up means that the building can be deemed safe and the emergency crews can leave.
- Work with the restoration company to document everything for insurance purposes. Remeber to touch nothing so as to not disturb the restoration process.
- Let the restoration company do the work ensuring it’s done correctly without the possibility of further problems creeping up later.
After a fire, there’s more to restoration than simply putting paint over the fire damaged drywall. Even when the visible fire damage isn’t extensive, the fire has released chemicals into the building that have to be cleaned properly. A good restoration company will be able to handle reconstruction, cleanup, and repair. They will have the right tools for the job, including in-house employees who specialize in their trades, and local, trustworthy sub-contractors to provide expert craftsman service when needed.
Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services in Billings and Surrounding Areas
If your home or commercial property needs fire damage restoration, contact Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration. With 24/7 emergency response, we’re there for you to help assess the situation, mitigate the damage, and make a plan to restore your property back to pre-loss condition.
Our professional team of certified, trained, and trusted advisers are experts in the fire damage restoration industry. We will oversee your property’s damage recovery with honest, reliable, high-quality work so you can go back to normal life quickly. Alpha Omega is the leading disaster restoration company serving commercial and residential properties in Billings, MT and surrounding areas.