Some accidents such as a fire are not only damaging to your property but they can also be mentally draining. The high magnitude of stress that comes along with occurrence of a fire is highly related to the loss or damage to either property or life. To help manage the situation and get life back to normal as quickly as possible, restoration of your home and goods is necessary.
Here are six tips on how to repair damages caused by a fire:
Smoke damage on the walls
Fire always produces smoke which sticks to the walls and other surfaces. Since smoke is dark dust settling on surfaces you could try to dust it off but it is recommended that you scrub your walls, especially before you begin to repaint.
One of the main components used in extinguishing a fire, is water. With time, mold starts growing on furniture, clothing, walls and carpet among other things. The mold can cause health problems if not handled properly. It’s recommended that you air out all your rooms and get help from fire damage professionals.
Dishes can cause great health problems because they are used for serving food that you then eat. It’s advisable that you scrub them off and even soak them in bleach for at least 20 minutes. If you are unable to restore your plate wear back to its pre-fire look and feel, than it is best to dispose of it and replace it in due time.
Flooring and carpet
Carpets and other flooring materials like vinyl floors can absorb and store water used in extinguishing fire. The best way to handle such is removing and replacing them.
For burnt personal documents such as your Drivers License, Insurance policies, Passports, and certificates among others, it is best to contact the issuing authority and seek replacements.
Dry cleaning is the best way to restore your garments back to their original look and feel. You can also purchase special detergents to fight against odors and stains but be sure to follow the cleaning instructions so that you don’t cause wear and tear on your clothing.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc., a leading Water damage and Water damage restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.