Fires of any size are a nightmare and can leave families shaken and unsure how to procced when one occurs. Fires can start from a myriad of sources such as faulty wiring, appliances, cigarettes, grills and ovens and no matter the size, they can inflict monumental structural damage as well as impose health and environmental hazards. When a fire starts, all items become fuel to increase the spread and burn of a fire. These days’ household items are highly flammable because of the materials they are made out of, materials such as plastics and metals. In addition to their flammability, these items also can release chemicals when they are burned that turn into ash and smoke that can contaminate. That is why it is extremely important after a fire occurs to remove any personal items because of the possible damage that can be done to them. If dealt with in time, damages such as discoloring, smell and glass etching can be prevented. Firehouse Restoration is well versed in smoke and fire damage, we understand the correct procedures necessary to return your home to a pre-loss condition.
It is imperative that the homeowner does not remain in their property if there is ash and smoke residue, as there can be adverse health problems. Instead the homeowners need to call us immediately, and we will take care of everything. It is also advised that the homeowners do not try and start cleaning, as this could lead to further damage of their items and cross contamination. It is very important that any damage is dealt with as soon as possible, as smoke is very corrosive and the more time that passes the more damage is done to the items within the afflicted areas