Fire Damage Restoration Tips
When fire damage occurs at home, the homeowner is usually caught off guard by the difficulty of the cleanup process, while making sure the damage does not pose serious health risks to the family and result in further damage to the property.To help you, at AllAces we have put together some Fire Damage Restoration Tips.
Fires can be deadly; they affect your home and can lead to devastating property loss. Aside from the primary damage caused by the fire itself, secondary damage from water may exist because of the attempts to put out the fire. It is important for homeowners to become familiar with the cleanup process.
Fire damage clean up must be done as soon as possible after the fire. However, it is important that you make sure it is safe to do so.
Some helpful tips for fire damage
The most important thing to do after fire damage is to act fast and call an IICRC certified fire and smoke damage restoration technician to assess the extent of the damage. We can then advise you what steps to take as well as the process for restoration.
- You should not enter any fire damaged areas with any protective gear for your face as smoke odour and fire damage residue can impair your respiratory system. Prioritise your safety first before you do any kind of restoration.
- It is advised that you open all windows and doors to let fresh air come in. This can help evaporate excess water, which is important to avoid the growth of mould and mildew.
- You can use industrial fans to let the air circulate and help dry excess water. Make sure your electricity line is safe to use before you do it.
- You can start cleaning soot yourself. Start with the ceiling, then the walls and floors. Using water to clean may not give you the best result, so it is important to entrust the cleaning to a professional restoration company.
- Try to salvage any contents out of the fire damaged area to lessen the absorption of smoke. Cleaning contents may be a difficult thing to do, but with professional restoration company, they can clean and restore them using the right solution and technique.
- Avoid using a standard vacuum for floor cleaning as it may release the soot back into the air.
- Use alkaline-based cleaner to neutralise soot and odours for affected fabrics.
- Smoke odours may be difficult to remove, so it is important that you let a professional restoration team handle this problem.
Call AllAces Cleaning & Restoration today on 1800 00 1010 for your fire damage restoration needs.