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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What DON'T I Do: Fire Damage

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Soot and Smoke Covers Everything When fires happen, and smoke billows around, soot settles on everything in your home - decorations, walls, furniture. SERVPRO is always here to help!

If you have experienced a fire in your home or office space, there are many steps you can take to restore the building and regain normalcy.  Actually, there are a few things to avoid so that you aren't causing yourself more worry and frustration in an already stressful situation, or even prolong fire cleanup efforts. Avoid such a scenario, and ensure that you leave most of the fire restoration to the professionals.

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties has properly certified and trained fire damage restoration experts available to come to your property who make fire cleanup a breeze. We have the proper tools and equipment to safely restore your property without the added worry and headache. 

Here are some of the 'DON'Ts':

Don't Salvage Food

Food costs a lot of money, and usually, tossing it out is the last thing you want to do. Under normal circumstances, it'd be easy to maintain your foods, but after fire damage, nothing is safe. Soot damage, smoke smell, and smoke damage can contaminate foods, and considerably change the taste. Don't preserve any food that was inside the home during the fire. It is far too risky to your well-being.

Don't Go Inside

Although fire department officials may have extinguished the flames, the building may still be unsafe. It is possible for a fire to reignite, and the smoke may linger for days, leaving an undeniably, unpleasant smoke smell in its path. The smoke smell is easily removed with a deodorizer when SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance * Granville Counties steps in for fire damage restoration. Smoke damage left behind on furniture, pictures, clothing, etc. is also a concern. Don't let smoke damage worry you! Soot damage is also of concern after a fire. This fine dusting of powder contains many toxins that cause health concerns, including an increased risk of heart problems. Soot damage is left behind on furniture, clothing, appliances, and even the floor. When you stay away, these dangers are invalid.

Don't Forget Board Up

Board up of windows and doors is important after a fire in home or fire in business. Board up minimizes dangers and keeps people from entering the building. It is dangerous to re-enter a building after commercial fire damage or a fire in home. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties offers board-up services to help minimize these risks. Whether you've experienced a fire in business or a fire in home, using this service is highly recommended.


Don't Panic

After commercial fire damage or a fire in home, you're left with many emotions and likely wonder what the future holds after such devastation has occurred. It is easy to panic and lose focus, but this is the worst thing that you can do. As the fire damage restoration pros at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties work on fire cleanup and getting the building back-to normal, you should be making calls to the insurance agency, choosing new paints and colors for the building, and planning other details of restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to take the worry out of Fire Restoration. 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848

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