Enduring a tragedy like fire damage can leave devastating results to your home and belongings behind. While you may feel inclined to rush into your home after the firefighters have extinguished the fire, it’s never safe for you to re-enter the home before restoration professionals arrive at the house. Properly trained and equipped to assess the damage after a fire, these professional technicians will be able to clean, salvage, and restore what they can of your home. However, how long this entire process will take depends on the severity of each individual situation.
The Size of the Fire
If your kitchen suffered a small fire and the firefighters have put it out already, it may seem like there wouldn’t be much damage left. While this may hold true at first, the smoke that was left in the air results in ash (or soot). Without properly removing the smoke and soot left behind, you run the risk of inhaling dangerous fumes as well as leaving acidic particles to damage your furniture and other belongings in the kitchen. Although, a small kitchen fire will likely take much less time to clean than say, a large house fire.
If your home has suffered extensive damage from a big fire, unfortunately the fire damage isn’t the only concern when it comes to cleaning and restoring the house. Everyone knows that firefighters use water to put fires out, but most people don’t consider the damage that water can cause (in large amounts) as well. Typically for a small fire, this isn’t a concern. However, for fires that call for extensive use of water, extracting any excess water is done first.
Estimating Time & Cost
Timing is critical when it comes to cleaning fire or water damage up, so hiring a professional restoration company that understands this is crucial - like us, here at The Steam Team. Upon assessing the situation, our technicians can give you an estimate of how long the process will take and how much it’s going to cost. Don’t hesitate to call us as soon as damage occurs - we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!