Why Fire and Water Damage Come Together

Why Fire and Water Damage Come Together

It is very often that fire and water damage come together. When your house has suffered a fire loss and caught a lot of water in the process of putting the fire out, there are important things you can do to lessen the damage. 

Scope of Fire Damage

Although you may have knowledge about fire damage, only a licenced inspector, like a safety engineer can determine the safety of a house. Thus, we advise you to contact a professional inspector to assess the scope of the damage. 

Depending on the assessment, you may need a professional restoration company to fix the damage. We recommend that you hire a professional restoration company that is IICRC certified and has experience in this field.

As you wait for the restoration company to come out to your house, there are simple things you can do to get the recovery started.  

We have listed them below:

  1. You can remove smoke from the house by using carpet or fibre fans from your local store. But you should not worry about this since a professional restoration company will have the best equipment to remove smoke and smoke odour from a fire damaged company. 
  2. Remove water from areas where you can safely do so. 
  3. Take away your water damaged carpet and put it in a safe and dry location. Water damaged carpet should be treated by a restoration professional. 
  4. You can put Vaseline on metal materials to prevent corrosion. 
  5. You should not proceed with cleaning your walls unless you have been given instructions to do so. If this is done incorrectly, it can lead to more damage. 
  6. Scraps and hardwood should be removed and put in a dry location. This will help prevent growth of mould and permanent staining. 
  7. You can use commercial dehumidifiers in each room of your house to help remove moisture and prevent mould growth. Additional equipment may be needed, but this is a good start.

It is recommended that you do not throw away anything as it may be able to be restored later. It is important that you call a professional restoration company like AllAces Cleaning & Restoration to quickly assess damage and give you a quote. 

AllAces Cleaning & Restoration is an IICRC certified company. We have the knowledge, skills, and the latest technology to test materials and apply fire and water damage restoration methods that are needed to bring your property and damaged items to their pre-incident condition. AllAces work closely with you and your insurance company to ensure total cleanup and restoration is as fast, efficient, and safe as possible restoration method needed to bring your property and damaged items to their pre-incident condition. 

AllAces works closely with you and your insurance company to ensure total cleanup and restoration is as fast, efficient, and safe as possible. We are here to help,  call us on 1800 00 1010.

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