What are Restoration Services?
For homes and businesses, restoration services consist of in-depth removal and cleanup of particularly hazardous materials resulting from internal or external structural damage. Often, these professional services are necessitated by a major weather catastrophe, a fire, or natural structural breakdown over time. Though it is tempting to address property renovation on your own, particularly in an effort to reduce costs, you should know that there are many risk factors associated with dealing with such materials. It is highly recommended that you utilize a professional for such work.
The Basic Three: Water, Fire, and Mold
When the topic of professional restoration services comes up, many often think of three basic services: water, fire, and mold. There is a good reason for this; these three issues tend to get the most attention because they are the most prevalent and potentially devastating. There are serious health implications related to these three hazards beyond the amount their repairs cost.
According to the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, exposure to mold can cause symptoms from hay fever and asthma exacerbation to immune related disease or cancer. The effects of exposure to fire damage are equally as impactful on your health. According to the New York State Department of Health, in cases of significant smoke damage from fire, there may be a continuous releasing of chemicals within certain porous materials like your carpeting. This can have an impact on your respiratory system.
Beyond the Basics
What most people don't realize is that professional services to renovate your home go far beyond those basic three services. In fact, there are plenty of other services that may require a professional to address, such as disaster recovery, structural drying, carpet cleaning and installation, upholstery cleaning, asphalt and concrete, seal coating, garment restoration and drywall painting.