A house fire is one of the most devastating disasters that can happen to your home. We hope you never find yourself in this situation, but if you do, your first priority will be to make sure all family members are safe and accounted for. Your priorities after that, however, are just as important.
How you act after a house fire can severely affect the future restoration of your home. The damage done to your home, if not treated properly, can go so much further than the flames that were distinguished.
If you don’t act fast and call in professionals for fire restoration near Springfield, Ohio additional damages can start to pile up.
A fire can quickly cover your home in a layer of soot. This may look like smoke damage but the process to remove it is different and can cause more damage if not done properly. The longer this layer of soot sits in your home, the more it will begin to soak into the surfaces it sits on, making restoration less and less likely.
Smoke can cause damage to areas of your home that flames never even touched. Smoke, and the particles that travel with it, can affect any area of your home whether near or far from the origin of the fire.
Once the fire is out, smoke will continue to soak into your walls, ceilings, cabinets, furniture, clothing, nothing is off limits. Smoke damage can cause discoloration and odor that can be nearly impossible to get rid of. The sooner smoke damage is treated the better chance you have of restoration.
We all know water and fire don’t go together, so how would a fire cause water damage in your home? What homeowners often don’t think about is the amount of water spread across their house in order to extinguish a fire.
You will want to have water damage assessed immediately after a fire. Untreated water damage will cause greater threats to the structure of your home, and provide a breeding ground for mold.
Overall, untreated fire damage will make a bad day even worse. The threat to your home when you experience a house fire go far beyond the flames. Our fire restoration experts at Reliant Restoration are available 24/7 so we can act fast and stop any damage to your home in its tracks.