Dealing with fire damage is perhaps every homeowner's worst nightmare. However, when it happens, it's vital to be prepared to handle the aftermath. There will be destruction from the flames, smoke, and odors. Working with a restoration company can help you safely restore your home.
Take a look at these interesting facts you may not know about fire damage.
One thing most people don't realize is that the damage a home faces won't just be from fire. You've got odors to deal with, as well as extensive smoke damage. However, you probably also will have water damage from the hoses that fought the fire. The damage is often substantial, and there are variables that will affect the cleanup and restoration process.
When you can enter the home again, you have to be mindful of things like which types of chemicals might have burned or any chemicals produced by burning fabric. Breathing in the smoke is bad for you, but there might be other surrounding pollutants as well.
Just remember, the damage is often deeper than just fire.
Did you know that the majority of fires start in the kitchen? If you are cooking, don't leave things unattended. But additionally, you should prepare your home with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
The majority of fires that become deadly are shown to be in homes that didn't have working smoke detectors. Those little machines could potentially save your home or your life. It's important to make sure you have them in several areas. This will give you proper warning to act if a fire occurs while you are home.
If you can't afford smoke detectors or you just don't know which ones to use, reach out to your local fire department for additional assistance.
We already mentioned that there can likely be several types of damage. But unless you have ever experienced a fire, it's hard to grasp just how extensive that can be. Anything the fire touched will probably be a complete loss. But then you also have to worry about the things that smoke and water harmed during the fire.
Smoke can sometimes be cleaned up. It's really the odors left behind from smoke that are the challenge there. Anything from the home itself to furniture and personal belongings can potentially be permanently altered or ruined from the fire.
When fire strikes, don't try to handle it on your own. The destruction could be substantial and overwhelming. Bring in a restoration crew to help you through it. Restoration Xperts can work with you every step of the way. Give us a call as soon as possible and we can help you sort through the mess, work with your insurance claims, and get your home restored.