After extinguishing the flames and ensuring everyone’s safety, the next priority activity is restoring your home. The unfortunate incident will leave significant fire and smoke damage. There will also be water damage – an unfortunate consequence of firefighting efforts. Everything has to be cleaned and restored before you can inhabit your home once again.
Why professional assistance is a must
After a fire, the activities involved in the restoration process are definitely more extensive than your typical spring-cleaning. The very foundations of your home may be affected, apart from the obvious damage to furniture, appliances, and personal belongings. You can only be sure your home is safe for habitation once again after a professional cleanup and restoration crew has gone through every inch of the property. Professionally equipped and certified technicians know how to deal with the debris, remove the smell of smoke, and manage water damage.
The dangers associated with inadequate drying and cleanup
The drying process alone may take weeks. The services of a fire restoration company will definitely speed this up. There must be no hidden puddles of water, or moisture-rich nooks and crannies. Otherwise, you might have to deal with another huge issue a few weeks after you have moved back in. We are talking about mold infestation, of course.
Many homeowners living in humid climates, such as Utah, deal with mold damage. These microorganisms multiply so fast and right under your nose. They are not only unsightly, but they are also harmful to people’s health. Some species cause illnesses more severe than allergies and respiratory distress. They release certain chemicals in the air that may cause a person to develop debilitating neurological symptoms. After a fire, the same issue may arise. If you want to minimize mold damage, restorers can implement preventative measures during the early phase of the restoration.
Fire damage restoration is a complex process. Allowing professionals to conduct and complete the necessary activities is the most logical course of action.