Recovery from Fire and Water Damage Requires Specialized Help

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A sudden, unexpected event that damages your home—perhaps even making it unlivable for a time–can throw can turn your world upside down. Fire, flood, mold or other hazards or events can send you and your family packing, disrupting normal life and wrecking your bank account.

Faulty heating or electrical malfunction are responsible for more than 300,000 house fires every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Most of the natural disasters in the U.S. involve flooding, causing millions of dollars of damage to homes across the country.

Beyond carpet cleaning or house cleaning, recovery from fire and water damage may require structural repairs, engineering, or other highly specialized work. Merely repairing a hole in the roof, for example,may not be enough to prevent mold and mildew growth if water has already gotten in. A full-service contractor who can take care of remediation and structural repairs will make the job go easier and faster.

Fast response is important. The sooner you address the issue, the less damage you will experience. Professional contractors use specialized equipment such as submersible pumps, wet vacs, and air movers to quickly extract the standing water and moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers and air scrubbers remove moisture from the air and reduce the risk of mold growth.

In most cases, when house damage occurs, you’ll be working with an insurance company. A contractor who has experience with the claims process will be a huge asset during your repair or restoration work. They’ll have a better understanding of how t make sure the work gets covered as well as knowledge about your insurance company’s requirements.

Under the experienced leadership of Matt Garrett, Garrett Construction and Roofing stands ready to help with disaster recovery with experienced teams available to address fire and water damage. Serving East Tennessee since 2005, we are a licensed General Contractor and our general services range from full residential and commercial construction projects to remodeling, painting, drywall, roofing and gutters.