When your home has been damaged by fire, you need to get in touch with a fire damage restoration expert – but in the meantime, there are three things you can do to improve your situation.
3 Fire Damage Restoration Tips
First things first: We may be able to help you if your home has been damaged by fire. These are the things you can do on your own, though:
- Remove smoke damaged items from your home
- Stay away from fire-damaged and smoke-damaged items
- Watch for mold and mildew
#1. Remove Smoke Damaged Items From Your Home
The smell of smoke-damaged items is extremely pervasive. While you want to limit your contact with these items (see the next step for more information), you do want to remove them from the environment they’re in if it’s possible. That way, you can minimize the smell in your home – and improve the chances that things can be salvaged.
#2. Stay Away From Fire- and Smoke-Damaged Items
Fire- and smoke-damaged items can give off dangerous fumes. These fumes can be harmful to humans and pets, because they contain can chemicals (and chemical compounds that the fire and heat created) that you’re not supposed to breathe or touch. Try to limit your contact with damaged items as best you can.
#3. Watch for Mold and Mildew
When firefighters douse your home in water, the water has to go somewhere – and often, it soaks into your belongings and takes a long time to dry. The conditions for mold and mildew to grow are fantastic after a fire, so you need to get a fire damage restoration expert in your space as soon as you possibly can. That way, you can get your items dried out and salvage as much as possible.
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If your home has already been damaged, we can help. Check out our services and call 734-352-9183 for your free disaster remediation quote today. We offer: