When a fire starts, the last thing you’ll likely be thinking about is the damage the smoke will cause. Typically, homeowners don’t understand that the damage doesn’t stop after the fire is put out. Unfortunately, the smoke and ash left around the home can continue to cause extensive damage and long after the fire is gone, too. So - the important question to ask here is; what is the best way to take care of smoke damage? Our answer makes things much more simple for you: hire a professional who knows what they’re doing.
What does this look like?
When a professional comes in to help you begin cleaning and restoring your home after fire damage, they’ll start by discussing a thorough plan with you to make sure every area is covered, clean, and safe.
Here's what our plan looks like at The Steam Team:
It’s important to know the extent of the damage before beginning to clean the home.
Immediate Board Up/Tarp Service
If there are dangerous parts in the flooring, windows, or roof - the professionals will add support to these spots to keep everyone safe.
Since water is used to extinguish a fire, there can be a risk of water damage if excess water is left around the home for extended periods of time.
Removal of Smoke and Soot
Removing ash, soot, and smoke after a fire is a critical part of our damage restoration plan. Smoke poses risks to further health complications and damage (deterioration) to materials around the home if left behind.
One of the best perks when you hire a professional is the equipment they use. Not only is such advanced equipment expensive, but it's also tough to operate in most cases.
For professionals who handle smoke damage often (restoration companies), the investment in top-quality equipment is worth it. For a homeowner who may use the equipment once every several years - it's not. In this case, hiring a professional is also cost effective.
In return, you’ll get a home returned to its best possible condition - saving many surfaces from extensive (and continual) damage.