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Restore Your Property After Fire Tragedy With Expert Restoration Services

Wossley fire

As we noted in our previous post concerning the rebuilding of fire-damaged homes, adjusters and contractors evaluating the damages and scoping the work, may miss items that are hidden or that are not readily apparent. As a result, homeowners whose homes were devastated in the recent Woolsey Fire may find repairs and restoration work lacking. In fact, even if they are not aware of the substandard and incomplete repairs, these homeowners and their families would be relegated to live with the repercussions for years to come. A great example of an oftener mishandled issue is smoke damage. Smoke is pervasive and the soot and carbon particles that coat everything after a fire should be addressed. Rarely though this is properly or fully done. In a typical fire and smoke loss, the insurance adjuster will allow for some surfaces to be cleaned (power washed at the exterior or wiped down at the interior) based on obvious visual evidence or on some samples the adjusters take off of surfaces in the house during their visit. This is a deficient and an incomplete approach. First, trained technicians need to collect samples and do so all over rather than selectively. Furthermore, attics, insulation, furniture, clothing and so forth are notoriously ignored and are rarely properly if at all cleaned. Homeowners should make sure to have present and involved, in every inspection and in the process of scoping the work, professionals that a are well familiar with these type of losses representing them (rather than rely upon the carrier’s adjuster and/or contractors and experts alone.) For more information or for help with your fire loss and reconstruction, please feel free to contact Mega Builders at 818-407-5533 or call Alon Toker (it’s President) directly at 818-535-5656.

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