Fire damage not only refers to a major devastation that results in a house being burnt down to ashes. Fire damage can also include a small kitchen fire that is put out by the homeowner or from burning trash or weeds that may have gotten to close to the outside of the house. It can also be from a power outlet that has sparked and caused damage to a wall or at least just the outlet. There are a lot of factors to consider and steps to take when having fire damage restored. It is best left to a professional like Disaster Services that has the tools and experience to be sure that the repair work is done and is no longer a possible fire hazard.
Need to Remove Soot & Smoke Damage
The next problem that comes with fire is ash and smoke. This is where a lot of the dirt and damage can come from. Not only from the black soot but also because of the smell that smoke leaves behind. It is not as easy as painting over it to remove the smell, it takes an expert to be sure that smell is eliminated.
Fast Fire Response
You need to get to work quickly. If you have become the victim of any kind of fire damage, large or small, you need to make sure that any repair work is done quickly. Start by calling a professional that can come and are able to take care of all the surfaces in your home. This includes the walls, ceiling, fans, furniture and appliances. This may mean all these areas have to washed and cleaned and even possibly make some repairs to items that are burned beyond cleaning capabilities.
Cleaning Up Water Used to Extinguish a Fire
You also need to think about how the fire was extinguished. If a fire department has come out or a fire extinguisher was utilized, the chemicals that are used can also be a big deal for the surfaces that it hits. If this happens, this is considered secondary damage and needs to be cleaned and taken care of with just as much care as the actual fire damage. When you try to do the cleaning on your own it is just wasting time, because the cleaner that is available in a regular store will not be sufficient to clean the damage that fire, smoke and soot leaves behind.