- What about sewage contamination?
- What will it cost to run the drying equipment?
- What are some safety concerns after smoke and fire damage in my home?
Hard surfaces can be cleaned and sanitized after water damage occurs. Affected items that cannot be sanitized will require disposal. Porous materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation, particleboard, paneling, etc., that have been directly affected by the damage, should be removed during the emergency service visit.
Based on average monthly electricity billing rates, it may cost approximately one dollar per day per piece of drying equipment to operate. Actual rates will vary depending on the energy rates charged by your electricity provider.
Occupant and worker safety is ServiceMaster Restore’s top priority. During the initial inspection, safety hazards are identified and addressed, including debris removal, air quality, electrical issues, slip and trip hazards, etc. Burnt electrical appliances are separated out for disposal, and questionable electrical appliances are unplugged and tagged for evaluation of safe operation. Electrical power may have to be turned off until evaluation by a licensed electrician is completed.