Fire Damage Cleanup Essentials
Fire damage is a disaster no homeowner wants to deal with, but if you do experience it, make sure that the certified and trained professionals from Stover’s Restoration in Emporia area to help get your home back to the way it was before the fire.
Depending on the amount of damage done, a home can be restored to its before-fire state. This can only happen if you call certified and trained professionals. They will get rid any left-over ash, soot, and odor. A restoration team has a difficult and hard task to perform, but they always have an amazing deal of responsibility. They will ensure that you are satisfied with their efforts.
Why Choose a Certified Technician?
Technicians who are certified and trained appropriately know and understand what they need to do about the situation you are in. They understand the need for quick response and immediate remediation. If you wait to call professionals and the remediation is delayed after the disaster occurred, the cost of restoration will start inclining very fast. Technicians who are certified also know the equipment they are using and apply special techniques to get your home back to the way it was before. Not to mention that it will be safe and sanitary.
The professionals will clean your house by being extremely thorough. If ash residue is not handled correctly, it can cause everything to need a replacement. The experts will determine what can be saved and what will need to be replaced. After that, they will get rid of any left-over residue. The experts will then move onto getting rid of the odor and neutralizing it. Once the materials are treated, they can be sealed off to prevent any further odor that is left in the air.
Fire Damage Can Cause Extreme Damage
Even if a fire is completely put out, the remnants left behind will still continue to cause damage. Just minutes after the fire occurring, plastic, small appliances, and highly porous materials like marble will begin to discolor from the acid residues. If the acid residue from the fire is not cleaned up within hours, the grout in bathrooms, fiberglass bath fixtures, refrigerators, finish on any furniture, and the finish on appliances can become discolored and turn a yellow color. After days of the acid residue still sitting, painted walls will be affected and stained. Metal will begin to corrode and wood furniture will be demolished and need to be replaced and refinished. If you have flooring made from vinyl, that will also need to be refinished. Upholstery will be stained permanently and clothing can become stained as well.
Fire’s can cause a lot of damage, but water and the chemicals used to extinguish it can also cause secondary damage. The acid residue from the fire can continue to do damage, even after a fire has been put out. The problems still don’t end there. Smoke odor from the disaster still remains, and ceiling or floor fans alone aren’t powerful enough to get rid of the odor. A professional smoke and soot removal company in the area of Emporia will go through a deodorizing process using specialized machines and equipment. If a lot of water was used to get rid of the fire, a drying process is necessary as well. The experts will determine the extent of damage the fire caused and what equipment they will need to use to clean it up. They will also determine whether items can be restored or if they will need to be replaced.