Smoke and fire damage remediation isn’t something that most people want to do, nor have the ability to do effectively.
After the fire department leaves the scene, what’s left can sometimes be a horrific sight. The water they use to douse the fire may have saved the structure, but if you don’t act fast, it can also cause further, irreparable damage.
Here are several reasons that you should contact a professional for clean-up as soon as possible after a fire.
Dust and Debris
The air is often rife with toxic materials after a fire. Without proper equipment, like masks and protective suits, you stand a chance of hurting your respiratory system during cleanup. A professional with years of experience can get your home back to normal without worry.
Floors and Walls
If the fire and smoke weren’t enough, the water the fire departments used will take it to the next level of dirty and destroyed. Calling in a professional to take care of the deep cleaning involved with the floors, carpets, upholstery, and walls will ensure that the structure is clean and habitable.
Though it is possible for a homeowner to clean up after a fire, when there is heavy, even structural damage, there is zero alternative to a professional. Restoring your home or property back to how it was before a fire might take a team of people, but as long as there is something to save, it is worth your time.
If you need help with smoke and fire damage remediation, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about how we can help. We have been serving Baltimore and surrounding areas since 1986.