How to Protect Your Property From Fire & Smoke Damage

While we always hope the holidays are the happiest of times, the past has proven that the holidays are also often filled with fires, unfortunately. The dry air coupled with Christmas trees indoors and lights all around the house- there are numerous reasons that house fires increase around this time of year. Even further, when fire damages our property, it leaves behind a trail of smoke, soot, and ash that can permanently destroy our furniture and possessions. In most instances, it may be your first instinct to rush directly to the fire itself- but we always want to stress that you be extremely careful. Where there’s fire involved, it’s always best to call in the professionals (both to put out the fire and to clean up the damage).


After the calls have been made, you can begin the cleanup process; just be sure to follow these few safety guidelines!


Protect Yourself

First things first: DO NOT enter the scene without wearing a dust respirator mask! These masks will protect your lungs from the harmful contaminants which linger in the air after a fire.


Call in the Professionals

Smoke damage is always best handled by the professionals. A professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team, will have the correct equipment to thoroughly clean your furniture, as well as your carpets, surfaces, and window treatments- the whole package!


It’s incredibly important that your home is handled properly after fire damage- with ventilation, equipment, and safety precautions. One thing you can do to help the ventilation around your home is to open any windows or doors to increase the airflow.

A professional company, like The Steam Team, will come in with the latest equipment to clean any upholstered furniture, carpeting, window treatments, countertops, and any other surfaces or possessions that were affected by the fire. Give us a call today! We’re available 24/7 for your immediate fire damage needs.