Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
Fire can cause large amounts of damage on your property. However, there are other damages that can seriously affect the building as well. Smoke odor invades building materials and personal belongings of every kind. Smoke soot damages walls that have not been burned by flames.
If your home is damaged by fire, it is critical to contact a company that specializes in the fire and smoke restoration process as soon as possible to prevent additional damage.
In Long Island, there are many of such companies serving local area, but no one as reliable and experienced as Flooded. When it comes to smoke or fire damage restoration, fast action is important. Following the initial fire or smoke-related incident, smoke and soot will settle on surfaces creating additional damage to the structure of your contents.
Material in furniture and flooring is often synthetic and when burned, creates chemical reactions. After only a short period of time, items can go from cleanable to unsalvageable. The longer acid or corrosive gasses stay on at-risk surfaces, the worse pitting or etching becomes. Pre-cleaning methods neutralize the acid and protect metal and glass, marble, china, chrome and more.
During a fire, smoke is driven by heat and penetrates throughout your home. Smoke can combine with humidity and forms corrosive residues. Residual smoke may burn as well, causing etching, pitting or chemical burning. The longer your home goes without smoke and fire damage restoration, the greater the damage that may occur.
That no sane being would wish for such misfortune doesn’t mean we should shy away from it. This few DOs and DON’Ts can help you in the event of emergency in your home, at workplace or anywhere.
WHAT TO DO
- Corrosive by-products can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours.
- Call for professional help.
- If the temperature is above 60°F, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
- Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
- Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced air.
- Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
- Discard any open food packages.
- If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
- Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.
WHAT NOT TO DO
- Do not touch anything with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls and woodwork, causing additional damage.
- Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.
- Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
- Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.
- Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.
Why you must use Fire Damage Restoration Services
They are always thousands of fire damage restoration service providers in NY and its 5 districts. Save yourself from unnecessary stress. They are;