When a fire occurs the restoration needs are greater than just smoke damage and smoke odour. Fire, smoke, water, soot and odour all cause damage to the property and if left unmediated, can cause long-term health and structural damage
Think about the most important personal belonging in your home right now. Is it a family heirloom? Maybe it is something impossible to replace because it is rare or one of a kind. Now ask yourself, would you be able to save this item from a fire in your home?
Here are 5 ways to protect your possessions and your home from fire damage:
- Blow out candles before leaving any room. It may look nice or save electricity to have candles burning all around your home, but it could lead to a disaster if left burning close to something flammable.
- Learn how to extinguish a small pan fire. If you are cooking and your pan catches fire, be sure you know how to eliminate a grease fire and use the back burners with the pan handles turned toward the back of the stove.
- As you get close to the holiday season, be sure that your Christmas tree is at least 3 feet away from all power and heat sources and replace all light strings that show any signs of damage or are missing bulbs.
- Don’t install smoke alarms near windows, doors, or ducts. They will not work properly in these places. Ceiling-mounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall. Wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 30cm away from the ceiling.
- Keep plenty of space around your space heater and make sure it has been tested for safety.
In the unfortunate case of a fire, contact your insurance agent to see if any of your damage can be covered under your policy. Second, contact a professional fire damage restoration service to determine if it is possible to repair any fire damage to your home.
When a fire occurs the restoration needs are greater than just smoke damage and smoke odour. Fire, smoke, water, soot and odour all cause damage to the property and if left unmediated, can cause long-term health and structural damage. Even property not directly affected by fire can be irreparably damaged due to the combination of soot and humidity. If left unmediated, this soot and moisture combination results in an acidic residue that will continue to damage furniture, carpets and structural elements of the property and will permeate the entire property.
Sydney Forensic Cleaning offers a full and comprehensive fire damage restoration service. Our team of trained and experienced fire damage restoration technicians have extensive on-the-job experience couples with innovative technology and cleaning methods to ensure the property is left in a safe, odour free state.