Long Term Effects Of Smoke After Fire Damage

fire damage minneapolis, fire damage restoration minneapolis, fire damage repair minneapolisFires are devastating and can destroy everything they come in contact with, especially when they happen in your Minneapolis home. We often think of all the damage the flames bring, but fail to realize  there is something else that can be just as dangerous with a fire. Something whose effects last long after the flames have been extinguished – smoke. Smoke damage, when not addressed correctly or left too long, can be just as devastating, if not more than, the initial damage from the flames of the fire. The problem with smoke is even if the fire didn’t damage every room in the home, smoke travels through the air so smoke damage can spread everywhere. 

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At 24 Restore, we know how serious smoke and fire damage are to our homes, so we are going to walk you through how we handle smoke damage and how we can salvage as much as possible from your home and your belongings following a fire.

Even the smallest fires that are put out quickly and seem nearly harmless can still cause smoke damage. Smoke has the ability to act like an acid and eat away at different materials is left untreated. Smoke can affect different materials in very different ways. Porous materials, like wood, fabrics, drywall, and sheetrock, easily absorb smoke, making that smell linger for months. When it comes to upholstery and curtains, special tools and techniques are used to remove the smoke particles from these materials, leaving them not only clean but smelling clean. Simply attempting to vacuum or wash these materials can actually push smoke particles further and further into the fibers, causing irreversible damage. It is the same with bedding and clothing. Commercial cleaning detergents and methods may be needed to make these items usable again. When it comes to wood furniture and wood floors, things can get even more tricky. Certain cleaning agents can strip wood stain and varnish, and because wood is porous, they may only clean the surface while leaving deeper smoke particles behind. Professional fire damage restoration services know what to use to safely clean your wood furniture, and can even refinish wood floors to ensure that no smoke is left behind. In some cases, wood floors may even need to be replaced entirely if they are not safely salvageable. 

The most important aspect of cleaning and restoring your home following fire and smoke damage is time. The quicker we can respond to the damage, the better the results will be for your home and belongings. It is important to begin the cleanup process as soon as it is safe to enter the damaged area. A quick start will help prevent smoke particles from absorbing deeper into affected materials. We will remove all damaged debris, and get proper ventilation into your home. Then, we use preventative strategies and techniques to eliminate any further damage that may occur. We handle the entire process from fire damage cleanup, board up, restoration, and renovation. We know how to safely and adequately reverse the effects of fire and smoke damage, and are continually updating our technology and methods to offer the best services around. If your home has suffered smoke and fire damage, don’t trust it or your belongings to anyone else. Let the fire damage experts at 24 Restore take care of you.

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