Every fire that happens in your home, even a small one, can be frightening. Has your home in Scaggsville recently suffered fire damage? Whether it was due to a mishap in the kitchen, an electrical issue, or some other problem, here are some tips for what not to do after the fire has been extinguished.
Don’t Clean by Yourself
Even after a fire has gone out, there will still be remnants, such as embers and ashes. Not only can these spark the next fire, but you’ll run the risk of exposing yourself to toxic chemicals, even if you avoided getting hurt by the smoke or the flames the first time around. Plus, if you’re not sure what you’re doing, you could end up doing more harm than good to your Scaggsville home. This means that when it comes to fire damage and restoration, trust professionals such as the experts at North Arundel Contracting to help you make sure everything is done as quickly and safely as possible.
Don’t Walk on Bare Carpets
Although you might love to walk around your home barefoot, in this case, we suggest that you wear something. Don’t step on any bare carpets that were close to or otherwise affected by the fire. Put down some bed sheets or towels on the ash stains – that way you can avoid burning yourself if anything is still hot, and you won’t get soot on your shoes, which can be hazardous to your health.
Don’t Get Rid of the Smell
It may seem natural to try to get rid of the smell in your house. After all, no one enjoys the acrid smell of burnt plastic or anything else that is flammable. Using commercially-available room sprays, essential oil diffusers, and sticks of incense to chase away the smell might help in the short term, but what will you do once their effects fade? You’re much better off relying on the help of professionals who deal with fire damage regularly that can help make sure your home smells clean and smoke-free again.
Don’t Start Appliances
Don’t start any of the appliances in your home, or your HVAC system either. Anything and everything that was damaged by the fire could malfunction, even if you see no obvious signs of a problem. Oh, and get rid of any burnt furniture or anything else ruined by the house fire, too.
QUESTIONS? TRUST NORTH ARUNDEL CONTRACTING
If you have even more questions about how to get rid of it, or if you want the professionals to take care of it for you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. To find out what we are up to, or for more tips and tricks, follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.