Fire & Smoke Damage Frequently Asked Questions in LA

Some FAQs about Fire & Smoke Damage

Fire & smoke damages represent a major challenge to a homeowner or business owner. Neither issue is easy to remediate and many individuals have questions about the best way to handle such a situation in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Lafayette, Hammond, Zachary, and other cities throughout our Gulf Coast service area in Louisiana. Some answers to the most frequently asked questions heard by our IICRC-certified technicians at United Fire & Water are provided below. For any additional questions that you may have about fire & smoke damage restoration, board-up services, reconstruction, or air duct cleaning, give us a call at 225-401-6568.

We suggest an expert determine the safety of any home or building. While you may not see a risk in checking the fire damage in your home, it may be dangerous, or pose a hazard to your health.
Your insurance agent may deem some that are safe be stored. If so, our technicians would remove those items and safely store them. Items damaged due to the smoke damage from the fire would need to be disposed of properly, which our technicians will also do.
Yes, we can. United Fire and Water can board up a home safety and securely to prevent possible theft after a fire damage has occurred.
Insurance adjusters will make this determination usually based on damage, but common sense will sometimes tell you to stay elsewhere. If a small situation is centered in one room and did not affect other areas, you may be able to safely stay.
Most people think fire or smoke damage can be easily cleaned. There are actually strict standards for fire restoration set forth by the IICRC, which all professional fire restoration companies follow to make sure your home is properly restored. While you may think you can do it, if you lack the proper training and experience, you are taking all responsibility for future hazards and problems that may occur.