What You Need to Know About Fire Damage

Fire damage and the aftermath of a fire can be devastating to you and your home. There can be all different types of damage. Water and fire retardants can seep into your belongings and walls. Smoke can permeate the space, soaking into the surfaces and leaving stains. Debris has the potential of being hazardous. As the smoke clears, here are some things that you should know going forward.

Water Damage

In the wake of a fire, you may not be thinking about water damage but it is there. The water and chemical agents used to put the fire out can leave lasting damage to your home and belongings as well. These liquids can seep into your furniture, flooring, rugs, drapes, structural components, and personal belongings. If not cleaned and sanitized properly, all affected items can be ruined. The chemicals used can also be dangerous if ingested or in regular contact with. So once the fire is out, make sure you are conscious of the damage water and other liquids can be inflicting on your home.

Smoke and Odor Removal

Depending on the type of fire, the smoke and odor left behind will be different. If not removed and cleaned properly, smoke and odor can permeate into your home. It can soak into the walls, furniture, carpets, and personal belongings. This can leave stains along with residual odor. Smoke is hard to get rid of and can be an unpleasant reminder of the fire. Health concerns also have to be considered when continually breathing in smoke. It is for these and other reasons that it’s important for you to ensure that the smoke and odor are completely removed from your home after a fire.

Call a Professional

There is so much to do in the wake of a fire. There are calls to be made, insurance claims to file, living arrangements to be organized, and countless other things. You want your home and belongings to get the best care and to be restored as quickly as possible. The best thing to do in this situation is to call in the professionals. A quick response restoration team can be on site before you know it, accessing damage and causes, creating restoration plans, and getting to work. The professionals have a better understanding of what needs to be done. It will also give you more time to focus on the other tasks needing to be done.

Fires happen when you least expect them and the damage they leave is overwhelming. There are countless things to do and think about in the wake of a fire. However, how you are going to get your house back to normal and who is going to do the work don’t have to be questioned. Give us at American Fire and Water Restoration a call at (847) 514-9305. Our quick response restoration will be on site within 90 minutes 24/7. We can help you remove the fire damage and restore your home to what it was before the fire.

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