If an area in your home caught fire and you used water and a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, you want to call a fire restoration company. This is a professional cleaning service that will work to restore your home and the materials that were affected by the fire, and remove the items that cannot be saved.
The sooner you can have this service at your home the better the results may be. Here are some of the reasons why you cannot hesitate or delay using this type of service.
Understand the Risks
There are many risks in the home after a fire has started and been put out with chemicals or water. Some of the risks include:
- Mold and mildew from water and other chemicals from the powder in a fire extinguisher
Inhalation risks from lingering smoke and residue in building materials
Unseen damages to systems in the home like electrical and HVAC
You need a fire damage restoration company to not only clean the area professionally but also to examine the property for potential risks.
Restore as Much as You Can
The sooner you get a company cleaning your materials, furniture, and areas in the home, the higher the chance for restoration. The company will do the following:
Remove the damaged items
Remove smoke, chemicals, and other air pollutants
Prevent stains and remove stains
Stop odors from lingering around the home
There will be items that you cannot clean or restore, and you want to get rid of those items right away.
Do a Ventilation Cleaning
The heating and cooling ventilation system needs to be cleaned out. You don't know what landed in the vents or what was sucked through the system. Without proper cleaning, the chemicals, toxins, and odors may continue to spread.
Acting fast after a fire, even if it was put out by you, is crucial if you want to restore your home. Call the restoration cleaning companies in your area to find out who can get to your house the fastest and what company will offer a competitive rate.
If you plan to claim this incident on your insurance you may want to ask your homeowners' insurance company what they will cover for the fire damage restoration company and if they have a company they recommend. Cleaning the house properly is crucial for your overall health and to improve the home.
Contact a fire damage restoration service to learn more.