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Do my belongings need to be moved away from the premises?

Depending on the source, nature, and extent of the fire, it may be best to remove all belongings to a secure facility for cleaning, storage and to make room for restoration or construction. CTR will work with you and your insurance claims representative to manage this process.  CTR uses a state of equipment that tags and keeps track of all your items.

2018-12-18T17:52:05-06:00December 18th, 2018|

Do I need to hire general contractors?

There are some items that may require general contractors such as drywall/painting; electrical; plumbing; roofing; framing/finish carpentry; flooring/carpet; installation of doors, windows, cabinets, post-construction cleanup, etc.  CTR is a full-service restoration company and we will handle all the contractors that will be working to restore your property.

2018-12-18T17:49:09-06:00December 18th, 2018|

Do I need to move out of my property during this process?

This is ultimately your decision. Some things you may want to consider are safety concerns, how bad is the damage, odors, electricity, noise from equipment, etc. If vacating your premises for any length of time consider the following: forward your mail to your temporary residence; stop newspaper and other deliveries; notify utility company, cable company, etc., temporary suspension of services.

2018-12-18T17:47:01-06:00December 18th, 2018|

What items do I keep in my possession?

Cash Medications Valuable Jewelry Checkbooks Personal Documents Valuable Paintings Flammables Pets Weapons/Ammunition Gasoline Cans Stamp/Coin Collections

2018-12-18T17:43:10-06:00December 18th, 2018|

What are some safety concerns?

Occupant and worker safety is the top priority. During the initial inspection, safety hazards are identified and addressed, including debris removal, air quality, electrical hazards, slip and trip hazards, etc. Burnt electrical cords and appliances are separated out for disposal, and questionable electrical appliances are unplugged and tagged for evaluation of safe operation. Electrical power may be turned off and kept off until evaluation by a licensed electrician.

2018-12-18T16:22:14-06:00December 18th, 2018|

Can I clean it myself?

We suggest that you do not attempt any “do-it-yourself” cleaning methods.  It is important to be using the right cleaning agent for the particular item, mixing deodorizing agents with cleaning solutions and using correct dilution rates are just some of the ways a fire restoration technician expertly controls the results. Professional cleaning systems and products used by experienced, trained CTR technicians give you the best chance for complete restoration of your belongings.

2018-12-18T16:17:16-06:00December 18th, 2018|
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