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Recovering a House from Fire 11/21/2021

11/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fires can happen at any time, a problem that anyone from Denver or Mira Loma knows all too well. In CA, they are particularly potent because of the high population density and the way they can spread from home-to-home without stopping. When a fire attacks your home, it is a devastating situations.

Even if your home gets saved by firemen, it is going to be damaged by both fire, smoke, soot, and water. Managing this difficult situation requires calling restoration experts who will work hard to identify damage and find ways to fix it. Here's what you need to know about these experts and how they can restore your home quickly and efficiently.

Dealing With Fire Damage

When your home suffers from fire damage, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Cleaning up everything can be difficult and troubling, particularly if heirlooms and other important items were impacted.

However, good fire cleanup and fire restoration services can help restore your home to a stronger and more aesthetically-pleasing state. But what are the dangers of fire damage and water damage after a fire and how can you avoid them?

The Dangers Of Water Damage from Fire

During a fire, firemen will use water to put out your fire and save your home. This does have the negative effect of actually causing water damage from fire, particularly on items that are cooled too quickly by the water.

You can't blame the firemen for saving your home, but water damage from fire makes fire cleanup and fire restoration necessary. Water damage can be dangerous because it creates a thick level of soot and smoke damage in your home that can cause problems with your air quality.

Assessing Smoke Damage And Soot Damage

Calling professional fire restoring experts is crucial here because they will assess the smoke damage and soot damage and find a way to make your home safe again. All that soot and smoke will create a difficult and uncomfortable living environment, one that is both dirty and problematic.

Inhaling those items can cause irritation in your lungs and may even cause serious lung problems. For example, if your home had any asbestos in it at all, inhaling burned items can potentially cause mesothelioma, a very dangerous and incurable lung cancer.

Improving Air Quality

If you live in Norco, Mira Loma, or any other CA city and have suffered from a fire, restoration can help improve your air quality. Specialists will come in, assess the damaged caused by fire, the damaged caused by water, and find a way to clean it up and restore your home.

Things are never quite the same after a fire. Restoration experts are not miracle workers and they cannot restore hopelessly damaged items. But they can make your home livable again. So don't be afraid to call one up if you live in Norco CA and are looking to get your home back to an immaculate state once again. Visit for more information on fire damage and restoration services.

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Smoke and Soot Clean Up

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Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Norco/Mira Loma will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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