Even small home fires can result in significant smoke damage which can take a toll on your personal items and cause unseen damage to your home’s structure. The cleanup of smoke and soot is extremely time-sensitive since they are acidic in nature. Smoke and soot affects each surface of your home differently. A quick reaction can help minimize the impact of the destruction of your household. You should get a professional to help you manage the damage and the following are a few ways they will be able to help you…
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If let untreated the damages begin to get worse and more difficult to deal with. Remove the damage as soon as possible before the odors become more persistent and more difficult to neutralize. Extinguishing a fire in your home requires either water or other chemicals that can result in additional destruction. Carpets and floors are particularly susceptible to molds if not dried quickly after being soaked.
Soot Deposits Require a Professional Cleaning
After the water is cleaned up, soot may be present from the fire. Soot requires professional cleaning. It results from incompletely burned organic matter during the fire and, if left untreated, can do serious damage to your home. Soot can easily travel and penetrate into other rooms that were not affected by the fire.
Original Damage Will Turn Into More Extensive Damage and Permanent Damage
During a fire, smoke, soot, ash and fire-retardant chemicals are spread through the home or business. Some of the damage like char, soot, and ash is readily visible. Other damage is more difficult to see. Your homeowner insurance will likely provide coverage for smoke, soot, and ash damage. Smoke and ask can mix with water to produce a very corrosive situation. If not cleaned quickly, this corrosive substance begins to slowly corrode away wall, floors, ceilings and any other surface in your home.
Fire can damage more of your property than where the fire initially began. Fire and smoke can leave behind hazardous chemicals that could affect your air quality. Fires can also be responsible for future mold remediation if they are not cleaned properly. The damage begins to set in withing hours and prolonged exposure may cause permanent harm to your wall which turns yellow, metal surfaces begin to corrode, clothes stain permanently and wooden furniture which may need refinishing. It also damages the floor which may need replacement. It is necessary to seek smoke treatment immediately to save yourself from the effects of prolonged exposure to smoke and to make it easier for you to restore your home or business.
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