So many people want to get to painting and restoring after they have had fire or water damage in their place. It is completely and totally understandable. However having people come in or starting restoration on your own could be a mistake. You want to make sure that you have smoke and water damage specialists thoroughly inspect your living space before you start restoration of any kind, especially if you intend to do it yourself. You may even want to hire a mold remediation specialist to come in and make sure that you do not have hidden water trapped behind your walls or floorboards. This could lead to mold problems, especially black mold. Once mold starts it is tough to combat and this is the last thing that you want. Black mold can cause a variety of health and structural issues down the road. Not to mention when you go to re-sell your home you must disclose all issues that may be found!