Fire and smoke damage are two of the worst results of a house fire, as they not only cause damage to walls, ceilings, floors, etc., but smoke can contain toxic chemicals that can result in severe health risks or even death. While fire can destroy your home within a few minutes, smoke damage can be much more of a burden and very difficult to manage. Smoke acts as a vehicle for spreading fire and can find its way through plumbing and HVAC systems to move from floor to floor. This causes severe damages to home and leaves a pungent odor that is extremely difficult to eliminate. When faced with the aftermath of a house fire, it is helpful to know some basic information about the fire and smoke damage that follows such a catastrophy.
Fire and smoke damage can weaken the structure of your home, so that it becomes unsafe for you to enter. Even if the fire does not completely destroy a portion of the home, it doesn’t mean that it is safe to walk in. The framing structure and foundation may be damaged, which means that your home could likely collapse around you. Before entering your home after a structure fire, you should always hire a professional restoration company to inspect the property and determine any damages that would require repair or restoration. It is NEVER a good idea to attempt to clean smoke damage yourself. This requires experience, expertise, proper equipment, and training. So let our team of professionals take on this burden for you, and get your home back to pre-loss conditions. We will work directly with your insurance company through this process.
Services associated with this type of damage include: