Fires destroy your property and cause irreparable damage. The fire moves through your home, burning all your valuables to a char. The heat produced by the fire will melt and shatter any remaining surrounding items. After help arrives to put out the fire, you’re left with smoke damage to your home and all of your belongings. When left unattended, smoke damage can ruin the structure of your home, as well as any contents that survived the fire. Even a small fire that is put out quickly can still cause smoke damage. Smoke is similar to acid, which slowly destroy materials when not taken care of. That is why making sure that you properly clean up smoke quickly is important. If you have a fire in your home, the best course of action is to call in a professional damage restoration specialist to assess the damage and determine the best course of action to ensure that your home is free from smoke damage.
What Can Be Saved?
This will depend on the scope of the fire and the extent of the damage to your home and belongings. You should also consider the price, as some items require more work and time to salvage. A smoke restoration specialist will assess the damage on your items and determine which items can be cleaned and which should be replaced.
How Does Smoke Affect Your Home?
This is a difficult question to answer as smoke affects your items and your home differently. The temperature and the type of fire change the type of damage that may occur in your home. One of the most detrimental ways that smoke emitted from fires can impact your home, is if it creeps into any small cracks and crevices putting the structural integrity of your home at risk. Often times, this kind of damage goes unnoticed for long periods. It does, however, leave a smell of smoke in your home that can last for several months. The only way to remove the smell is to clean or remove items that have been impacted by the smoke and clean your home with special cleaning products made specifically for these situations.
How Do I Clean Smoke Damage?
After a fire, the first thing you should do is to thoroughly ventilate your home, which will remove some of the smoke particles. Next, you should try to remove as much debris as you can, and clean off any surfaces that had interaction with the fire. You can use odour neutralizing products to help get rid of the smoke smell lingering in your home.
At ONT Restoration, we want to help you get your property back. We know how devastating it can be to feel like you’ve lost it all, and work hard to restore your property to what it once was,