Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Damage Restoration In San Antonio

by | Jan 20, 2017 | Construction & Maintenance

If your home or business has been damaged by fire, the first call you make after speaking with your insurance company is to a fire damage restoration company. The sooner this company can get to work the greater the chances of salvaging your home or office. Letting the ash and soot settle into your home or office can cause lasting damage, causing everything from a persistent foul odor to permanent health conditions. Restoration after a fire isn’t something many people are familiar with, but incredibly important. Here are a few frequently asked questions about fire damage restoration in San Antonio, to help give you some background on this very important topic.

#1: Can The Building Owners Do This Themselves?

Restoring a building after a fire requires a lot of skill and training in order to be completed safely. Breathing in too much ash can be toxic, and many building owners simply lack the proper equipment to conduct a full clean up without causing any health risks to themselves. In addition, if it isn’t done properly there can be toxins that remain in the air, potentially harming future occupants.

#2: Do Fire Damage Restoration Companies Work For Insurance Companies?

In some cases, an insurance company may hire or recommend a particular fire damage restoration company, but the two entities are typically separate. They will work together on assessing your home and belongings as quickly as possible, in order to help you move on with your life after a fire much faster. You can trust the fire damage restoration company to complete the job properly and to their own high standards, regardless of which insurance company you have.

#3: Does The Home Or Office Need To Be Vacated?

Depending on the location and extent of the damage, your home or office may need to be vacated completely during the course of the restoration. In some cases, however, the damage may be isolated to non-essential areas; in which case, limited occupancy may be permitted.

To learn more about fire damage restoration in San Antonio, contact Shaw Company Remodeling at

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