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3 Steps for Restoring Your Home to Its Pre-Fire Condition

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Restoring Your Home to Its Pre-Fire Condition

No homeowner wants to watch his or her Los Gatos, CA, home go up in flames. Whether your house has survived a minor, moderate or severe fire, you likely want to begin cleanup as soon as possible. As part of a complete cleaning process, restoring your home involves dealing with fire, soot and smoke damage.

1. Overall Structure
Fires often weaken studs and floor joists. They may also ruin drywall and tile. The first step in any fire-cleanup process is to evaluate the safety and habitability of the home. Once a professional deems the house is safe to occupy, cleanup can begin. Technicians have the skill, equipment and knowledge to remove fire marks and other remnants from surfaces throughout the home.

2. Accumulated Soot
Soot can be as bad or worse than fire or smoke damage. Not only does accumulated suit discolor walls and carpeting, but it can also ruin furniture and personal keepsakes. Unfortunately, you may have to throw away uncleanable items. Some, however, are probably salvageable. Since you are not an expert, you likely can’t know which items to preserve and which ones to toss. As part of the cleaning process, restoration technicians do the analysis for you.

3. Smoke Infiltration
As you probably know, smoke can work its way into small places throughout your home. Even if you haven’t sustained much fire damage, you may have a tremendous amount of smoke infiltration. To effectively remove smoke, professional restorers use a variety of smoke-cleaning techniques. In addition to replacing HVAC filters and scrubbing walls, technicians often rely on ozone machines to remove smoke odors.
Fire damage, soot damage, and smoke damage can destroy the comfort, value, and appearance of any home in Los Gatos, CA. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with the negative effects of fires. By working with the right restoration service, you can likely return your home to its pre-value condition.

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