Even small fires can be devastating. Not only do flames damage the structure, smoke and soot ruin your possessions. When you find yourself dealing with losses due to fire, the mess from the fire itself and the damage created when the fire was extinguished, as well as the potential irreplaceable contents that might have been affected, it can be overwhelming.
Fire damage doesn’t only refer to when structures have been burnt to the ground. Small fires caused by electrical shorts or grease fires can cause extensive smoke damage to various building materials. Smoke char and soot must be addressed immediately since the stains will become more difficult to remove over time: painted surfaces, drywall, plaster, wooden cabnitry.
Fire damage cleanup is a multi-step, challenging process that often includes addressing water damage, fire damage, and smoke damage. Don’t expect that a cleaning solution you’ve picked up at a home improvement store will be the correct solution for your surfaces; you risk a possible adverse reaction to that chemical. For example, some soot debris can be cleaned with special dry cleaning sponges. But sometimes these chemical sponges and excess water can make an even bigger mess
The fire damage cleanup team may use various cleaning agents to salvage furniture, upholstery, flooring, drywall and other items impacted by smoke, soot and water. Every case is unique and the trained fire damage cleanup technicians will work carefully and thoroughly through the site.
Once the initial debris, smoke odor and soot have been removed, and it’s safe for technicians to proceed, water damage restoration technicians will remove standing water and dry out the affected area. Specialized equipment prevents mold growth, helps to disinfect the site and minimizes further damage to the home’s structure.
There may be areas, after a fire, that show no physical damage like soot or char stains. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing wrong with your walls. During the event, smoke spread quickly, penetrating multiple surfaces. It’s very difficult to locate these odor-saturated sections and just as difficult to remove odor once discovered. Wall materials can absorb smoke odor and release it back into a room.
Restore Rite is available 24 hours a day to clean up fire (or water) disasters in and around Pocatello Idaho. After a fire, you will need professional, certified and experienced fire damage cleanup help right away. When a client calls with a fire damage cleanup emergency, the team responds immediately. Experts assess the amount of damage and then create a plan of action to restore the property as quickly and efficiently as possible. When a homeowner calls with a fire damage emergency, the team responds immediately. Experts assess the amount of damage and then create a plan of action to restore the property as quickly and efficiently as possible.