A fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a home! Not only do fires cause structural damage, but they also ruin your possessions and even cause water damage (from firefighters having to put out the fire!). But no matter how devastating the event may be, it’s important to get the right help and begin to remove smoke and soot from your home as soon as possible!
Smoke and soot are dangerous to:
It’s definitely not safe to inhale smoke and soot! When dealing with the cleanup after a fire, be sure you’re wearing a safety mask to prevent smoke inhalation. We know you may be going through a tough crisis, but your health and safety still come first- and we’re here to remind you.
Smoke is notorious for causing discoloration, especially on walls and upholstery. Some of this can be washed out, but not always! Time is precious, here; the quicker you act, the higher the chance of saving your possessions. Contact a professional cleaning and restoration company for help cleaning your furniture and other personal items! They’re your best bet for restoring everything to its original condition.
Smoke and ash affect everything. From the flooring to the walls, to the ceilings and furnishings- everything must be cleaned after a fire. Some things won’t be able to be salvaged; this is why it’s important to act ASAP! The sooner you act, the better chance you have at restoring your personal items to their original condition!
In the case of a house fire, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team when you begin the cleanup process! We’re here to help, and we’re available 24/7 in the case of any emergency, fire-related or not. Just give us a call when you’re ready!