Effects of Fire Damage in Your Andover Home And How to Deal with Them
Fires lead to Soot Damage that SERVPRO can Help Remediate
A strong repulsive smell is one of the first signs of a burning house. Most times, diminishing smoke is a sign of a fire ending. However, after a fire, you have to deal with soot and smoke damage and water damage from the firefighters putting out the flames.
After a fire damages your Andover home, you have to make decisions during the emotionally charged and confusing time. However, the sooner you make the right decision, the faster you can restore your home and return to normalcy. One critical decision you need to make is to hire a competent fire restoration company like SERVPRO to help you with the cleanup and restoration efforts. Smoke and soot can wreak havoc to your home and possessions in the following ways:
It does not take long after putting out a fire to see the effects of smoke. Stains appear on the walls, curtains, windows, clothes, and furniture.
Soot is acidic, and it does not spare metal-made items like pipes, sinks, and appliances. Corrosion can cause your appliances and kitchen fittings to wear out faster than they should.
When smoke particles settle on your carpets and furniture, it could take weeks before the odor dissipates.
At SERVPRO, we provide comprehensive restoration services after fire damage. We can provide structural cleaning to remove residues from your walls and floors. If the fire ruined some parts of your home severely, it might be impossible to return them to preloss state. Our technicians can dispose of the structural items that the flames have charred or the heat has blistered.
We can also restore salvageable fire-damaged contents because it is cheaper to do so than it is to replace or refinish them. We use several methods to clean different possessions in a fire loss. We can use dusting cloths or feather dusters to eliminate surface dust by wiping or brushing the surface of the ruined items lightly. Vacuuming and dry cleaning sponges can remove particular soiling and light debris.
When dealing with a fire loss, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712. We have the expertise and tools needed to restore fire-damaged homes to make the destruction look “Like it never even happened.”
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