The Importance of Smoke Damage Restoration

Fires can be devastating for your family, your home and other assets as well. Even if a small fire breaks out, it can still cause smoke damage to furniture and other valuables while also affecting your home’s structural integrity. If you’re going to salvage and restore your home after a house fire, you’ll need to act quickly to mitigate further damage. That also means you’ll have to work with a trusted smoke damage restoration specialist that can get the job done properly. 

the importance of smoke damage restoration

How Smoke Affects a Home

Even after the fire is put out, smoke can still linger and cause damage to your home. It essentially acts like an acid that slowly eats away at different materials if left unaddressed. The acid from the soot will also stain and discolor the surfaces of your home. The smoke particles are also fine enough to get through small cracks and crevices and may remain undetected for a long time. Fabrics and other materials are especially vulnerable to smoke and soot residue and, even if they’re not directly damaged, the smoke can still leave an odor that lasts for months. 

Cleaning & Restoration

If you don’t act quickly to address smoke damage in your home, you’ll end up paying for more extensive repairs. The smell of smoke is difficult to remove if you don’t hire a trusted restoration team, especially if you don’t implement the proper cleaning measures to eliminate it.

As soon as the fire is put out, you’ll need to call in a restoration company that can assess the damage and devise a plan to mitigate further damage. In the meantime, get the smoke out as quickly as possible so it won’t settle on surfaces of your home. One way to do this is to open all the windows to facilitate ventilation. Odor-neutralizing products can also eliminate the smell of smoke. 

With over 20 years of insurance restoration experience, G.M. Roth Design Remodeling has got you covered throughout the entire process of restoring your home after a fire event. Call us today at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our convenient online contact form for fast response. Our service area includes Chelmsford and Reading, MA.

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