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3 Myths For You to Know About Fire Damage

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Myths Fire Damage

If your home is impacted by fire or smoke damage, your biggest worry is getting it back to a its pre-fire condition. But another common worry you likely face as a homeowner is how that fire and smoke damage has affected your property value. In fact, there are three untruths out there about what happens to fire-damaged homes. Let’s crack those myths and focus on the good news that follows a fire to your property.

  1. Smoke damage is permanent—my home will never be the same!

Not true: When you hire a professional cleaning and fire damage restoration team, they’ll thoroughly inspect all of the smoke-impacted areas (carpets, wood, drywall, etc.) and recommend a proper course of action. That action may be to thoroughly clean or replace certain fixtures to keep your home looking like it did before the fire occurred. 

  1. After a fire, my home is worthless!

This is another false assumption that homeowners have after a fire has happened. With the right repairs and cleaning techniques, it is realistic to return your home to its pre-fire condition. Trained fire restoration experts have the equipment and know-how to restore your home to the way it looked before the fire.

  1. No one will ever want to buy my home now that it’s fire damaged!

Nothing could be further from the truth in this statement! When it comes time to sell your home, prospective buyers may have questions. But if you can prove that the proper fire remediation steps were taken, that alleviates most concerns. In reality, when you’re transparent about disclosing all remodeling and new components in your home, that actually showcases the value-added improvements made to your home and its surrounding property.  

Restoring Your Home to Its Pre-Fire Condition is Possible with SERVPRO

No one wants to experience a fire in their home or on their surrounding property. But if you do,  your local SERVPRO Team is here when you need us. Simply call (414) 421-3500 any time of day or night. Our specialized equipment, specific training, and certifications can have your home looking "Like it never even happened."

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