Fire Damage Restoration Tips
Fire Damage Restoration Tips
In our last post (which you can read here) we talked a little bit about some flood repair tips. One of the biggest problems in our industry is that people don’t know what to do after a disaster. That’s why in this article, we’re going to give you more information about the steps you can take. Instead of flood repair tips, we’re going to give you some fire damage restoration tips so that you know what actions to take after a fire hits your property. The last thing we want is for you to panic because you don’t know what to do after a fire. It’s our hope that guides like this will give you a general idea of what to do after disaster strikes so that you’re not left waiting with no clue how to begin the restoration process.
Though it might seem obvious, this is probably the most important tip we can give you. If at all possible, avoid breathing in air that is full of smoke or soot. But if it’s impossible to avoid contaminated areas, wear a respirator so you don’t damage your lungs by breathing in smoke and soot particles. This is one of the reasons why it’s best to let a professional restoration company—like us—handle your fire damage restoration. We have the proper equipment necessary to make sure that we can stay safe while cleaning up fire damage. If you are determined to work on your house, though, be careful not to stir ash into the air, as it can also be harmful to breathe. Avoid using leaf blowers or anything else that can kick up large amounts of ash.
Ventilate the Area
If you do need to enter an area that the fire has damaged, try your best to ventilate it. Open all the windows and doors that you can find to get fresh air inside. There is one exception to this rule, though. If opening the windows and doors of a room would let in more ash, it’s best to avoid doing so. The last thing you want is to end up making the problem worse. At Delta Restoration Services, we have fire damage restoration down to a science. We can ventilate the affected areas, clean up the fire and smoke damage, and even help you with your new construction needs. If you’re interested in learning more about our fire damage restoration process and what it entails, be sure to check out our article about it here.
Get Rid of Smoke Damage
Whenever there’s a fire, there will inevitably be smoke damage alongside it. We’ve talked a little bit about this on our blog before—be sure to check out our blog post on how to remove smoke damage for a more in-depth discussion of this topic. Smoke damage occurs even in the smallest of kitchen fires. There are a couple of ways that you can deal with smoke damage on your own. You can buy a chemical sponge, for example, which you can use to remove smoke and soot stains from your walls. With a gentle wiping motion, the chemicals in these sponges can help you get rid of smoke stains and odors. Alternatively, you could use an encapsulating sealer like a smoke-sealing paint. Instead of removing the stain, these sealers trap the soot and smoke particles in your walls so that you can’t smell or see them anymore.
Keep an Eye Out for Mold
This item on our list of fire damage restoration tips may seem a little out of place. You might think to yourself, “Doesn’t that belong in a list of water damage restoration tips?” But something that often surprises people is that water damage restoration is almost always involved in fire damage restoration. When firefighters put out fires in your home or business, they pump a lot of water directly into your property. Mold growth is one of the side effects of all this water. If you find that mold is growing in your home, though, there’s no need to panic. At Delta Restoration Services, we offer mold remediation as well as fire and water damage restoration. We can take care of everything for you, even if fire damage, water damage, and mold hit your home all at once.
After a fire, you may want to invest in contents cleaning. If a fire occurs in your home, the heat and smoke may damage things like your clothing and dishware. But there’s no need to throw everything out because of this damage. Investing in contents cleaning, which removes things like smoke stains and even mold damage, can help you restore everything back to normal. Delta Restoration Services is the only company on the Western Slope that offers full capability contents cleaning. This means that we have the technology to clean virtually every smoke stain. Whether it’s removing stains from your favorite articles of clothing or making your cups and glasses smell like normal again, we can help with our contents cleaning services. For more fire damage restoration tips, we recommend taking a look at this article here.
At Delta Restoration Services, we understand how difficult facing a disaster can be. No one wants to see their home or property go up in smoke. But with the proper damage restoration and cleaning processes, you can make sure that fires and other disasters don’t get to keep the things that they take from you. We’re committed to making sure your life can go back to normal as soon as possible after a disaster. We’re also available 24/7, so if you have an emergency in the middle of the night, we’re always ready to take your call. We offer a 2-hour emergency response because the sooner we get there, the more we can help you save. It’s our mission to help you protect your family and property from the effects of a disaster; the information on our blog is just one more way we can help.
*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.