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Reasons You Should Hire Professional Cleaners After a Disaster in Your Home 


Watching your home and belongings go up in flames, regardless of how severe the damage, can be emotionally traumatizing – and rightfully so! Nobody is ever truly prepared for such a thing, which is why you need help as soon as possible, preferably within the first 24 hours. Did you know that smoke, ash and water can wreak havoc within just a few short hours, often causing irreparable damage? Here are a few reasons why you need to act quickly and get a professional restoration and cleanup company onboard as quickly as possible.

Mold, Mildew and Bacteria

The “three nasties” you never want to permeate your environment can begin growing in wet furniture fibers, draperies, clothing and carpets in mere hours – not days. Unless you have the manpower, expertise and necessary equipment (including water-extraction machines) to act immediately, it can end up costing you a fortune when these items must be discarded and replaced. The health of your family could also be at serious risk if mold and other microorganisms are allowed to seep and creep throughout your home.

Ash, Smoke and Odors

If not properly removed, ash and smoke can lead to corrosion, discoloring and “etching” within minutes or hours, tarnishing metals and causing yellowing of plastics, light-woods and fiberglass. Lingering effects of smoke can also lead to respiratory and lung issues for pets and humans. A certified cleanup and restoration company like ServiceMaster of Buncombe County will show up in time to prevent these things from happening, and they come equipped with proper cleaning supplies, the skills to extract ruined drywall and flooring, and extensive knowledge of permits, regulations and codes.

The experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County can make sure you’re fully prepared to mitigate the damage and get your life back in order as quickly as possible. Contact us today for more information or to schedule service.

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