Fire Damage Restoration Tips

A fire or a flood in your home is one of the worst things that can happen to you, the damage is always extensive.  First, as long as everyone in your family is okay remember that everything else can be fixed.  Yes, looking at your damaged home can be quite a shock and leave you with feelings of tremendous despair.  Restoration can be done and you’re property needs to be made ready for your family to move back it.  Here are some fire damage restoration tips that can get you back into your house that much quicker.

Fire Damage Restoration Tips

Stay Calm

It’s natural to be emotional about the damage to your home, this is where your family lives and you have thousands of treasured memories here, but calm will help you get through it all.  This is a project that requires care and to make sure the damage doesn’t spread further than it needs to.

Cleaning Up Soot and Smoke

The walls of your home are going to be the most affected by the soot and the smoke from the fire.  Before you start tackling the clean up you will want to assess just how deep the damage goes.  If you’re walls are damaged then you may need to rip out the drywall, always get in a professional to have a look.  You could end up wasting time trying to clean damaged walls and further damaging your home.

Get the Water Out

Water and chemical fire suppressants are often used to put out the fire in your home.  If you have water remaining from the fire then it needs to be drained from your home as soon as you possibly can.  First in can do extensive damage to your home and it can create the perfect environment for bacteria and mold to start growing.  Mold can make your home completely uninhabitable so that water needs to go.

Evaluate the Damage

You need to check the structure of the property and determine if the property is even safe.  You need a professional to do this for you, you need to know what can be saved and what is beyond repairing.  Your insurance company will also likely send someone out to do this too.

Bring in Professionals to Clean Up

You might be tempted to tackle this job yourself to save money and because this is your home.  Don’t give in to that temptation, fire damage can be dangerous and it is best handled by a professional crew.  Restoration companies have the safety gear and equipment to make your home liveable again.