When you experience a fire in your home, the lasting effects and damages can be devastating. As a homeowner dealing with the aftermath of the fire, as hard as it may be, it is important to act fast to mitigate damage from continuing or spreading.
Even after the flames are extinguished, water, moisture, and smoke can continue to spread through your home. Depending on how much of your home was affected by the fire, there is fast action you can take to prevent smoke damage from spreading after the fire is extinguished.
How Does Smoke Damage Spread?
Unlike the actual flames of a house fire, smoke can’t be visibly extinguished or eliminated. Smoke lives in the air and on your possessions. Even after the thick clouds of smoke clear out, it will still linger in smaller particles.
If smoke damage isn’t properly restored it will continue to travel through your home and seep into your possessions causing an unpleasant smell and discoloration. Not to mention the harm it could be doing to your health and lungs as it lingers in your home.
Stop The Spread
Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop the spread of smoke throughout your home. Taking the time to do this could save you a lot of time and energy in the long run.
Of course, we must add, we know experiencing a house fire can be scary and traumatic. Most people aren’t able to think clearly or act fast after a house fire, and that’s okay. It is important to take time to process and heal.
At reliant restorations, we serve our clients so they don’t have to do the work of smoke damage restoration in the Springfield, Ohio area. Give us a call and we will handle these steps for you.
- Air out the damaged area- Do whatever it takes to get as much airflow as possible to the affected areas of your home, and all areas if possible. Opening windows and doors will allow the smoke to escape your home instead of settling on your surfaces.
- Clean affected surfaces- take the time to wipe down and clean all surfaces in your home. Even the surfaces that don’t look like they have smoke damage could have a fine layer covering them. Do this several days in a row to continue to remove traveling smoke.
- Seal off affected areas- If possible, seal off the area of your home that was affected by the fire. This will help contain the smoke and protect the rest of your home.
Smoke Damage Restoration
In the aftermath of a fire, smoke can be just as damaging as the flames themselves. Get on top of the damage with reliant restoration smoke damage restoration services. Our team of experts is available for emergency services and will see your restoration through to the end.