If you need to have fire or smoke damage repaired in your home, it is best to contact a professional company as soon as possible. Even if the fire is contained relatively quickly and easily, water intrusion from efforts to douse it can cause significant damage. So can soot left behind by smoke or flames that are not completely extinguished.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with fire damage restoration:
SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS BE YOUR PRIORITY
A fire can damage a building’s structure so that it is unsafe to enter, and therefore you should not attempt to re-enter the property until an expert gives permission.
THE DAMAGE CAN HAPPEN REALLY FAST
Fire and smoke can cause severe damage to your property, leaving soot residue that settles immediately after a fire. This can result in permanent discoloration if not cleaned up right away. The effects of smoke and soot can also be devastating to furniture, metal fixtures, and clothing. The walls, floors and other parts of your home are likely to be damaged if the basement stays wet for long periods. The longer that happens , the more difficult it will be to fix those problems .
THE PROFESSIONALS ARE EXPERT ADVISORS
Seeking the help of restoration experts as soon as possible can prevent further damage to your home or business and make the cleanup process go more smoothly. They can assess damage, determine salvageable items, and work to remove water from your home or building. With the right equipment and expertise, they know how to act effectively—and fast!
It is difficult to restore fabrics and remove smoke and soot odors from textiles, including clothing, carpeting—and even delicate items such as wedding dresses. An expert cleaner can eliminate these problems more effectively than the average person can. Once you have removed the odor, additional washings will be necessary to clean your clothing and carpet thoroughly.
WATER DAMAGE CAN ALSO BE PRESENT
Fire suppression efforts can cause damage that goes beyond your house and its contents. The water used to douse the flames can lead to water damage, and untreated water damage leads easily to mold growth. Firefighting chemicals often leave behind a mess, requiring experts to handle the cleanup. Restoring your property after a fire can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this information will help you through the process of dealing with smoke damage safely.