When a fire devastates your Arnold home, the damage can be incalculable. Not only physically, but emotionally as well. Even what seems like a small, contained fire can cause significant lasting damage, which is why it’s important to minimize the loss and prevent any additional problems. At North Arundel Contracting we know exactly how stressful a fire can be, and we’re ready to step in to help you rebuild.
Fire damage is not limited to just the scorch marks. In reality, the worst of the damage is often the side effects, the smoke, soot, and water damage are as difficult to deal with when it’s all found in your Arnold home. To help you better understand the damage and immediate steps we’ve created this short guide.
Smoke and Soot
Smoke and soot are truly their own kind of beast. Because of its oily nature soot is very difficult to remove from your Arnold home. Industrial vacuums can be used to remove soot from furniture, window treatments, and some household items. However, not everything will be cleanable. Depending on the type of paint used walls and ceilings will need to be cleaned with special chemicals.
The same water used to put out your fire can also cause lasting damage if not dried. Once the fire is out, excess water needs to be quickly removed. Floors beneath carpets, furniture, and walls can all grow mildew if not properly dried.
One of the most lasting side effects of a fire is the way smoke permeates everything. Furniture, in particular, holds the scent longest. For items that can’t be replaced, a professional cleaning service can be used to try to remove the scent. These services use various methods including chemical counteractants and ozone generators.
Surfaces, Ducts, and Walls
Even after thorough cleaning odors can return, especially in humid conditions. You may need to replace affected insulation and hire a professional to perform thermal fogging to remove the worst of the smell.
Despite the stress of a fire, the sooner you can begin restoration the easier it will be. Immediately contact us at North Arundel Contracting at our emergency number to ensure first steps are taken. An initial inspection will occur to determine what needs to be done right away – whether it’s quickly installing a tarp and boards on the roof to patch holes, bringing in drying equipment, or beginning the cleanup. The sooner restoration starts, the more effective it will be.
For Fire damage cleanup, Turn To The Experts At North Arundel Contracting
For help with repairing anything, your home might need you can count on the experts at North Arundel Contracting. Our Maryland business has maintained a history of exceptional service and quality since 1983. Reach us on our contact page. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855, or by fax at 410-553-2367. Our email is [email protected]. For after-hours emergencies ONLY, reach us by pager at 410-541-0328. Be our friend on social media! Pin us on Pinterest. Here is our Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Lastly, find us on LinkedIn.