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Why You Should Leave Water and Fire Damage to the Professionals

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Water and Fire damage restoration are jobs for professionals. Trying to accomplish these issues yourself could be very challenging. It's important to act quickly and expertly to prevent any other damages to your property. They are some things to understand before you even consider to try and handle the restoration process on your own:


It's never safe to enter a structure after it was on fire, even though it seems fine from the outside you should always call the experts to assess the safety before entering the property.


Inhaling soot, which is the black dust made from burnt wood or any oil-based substance, soot can cause severe lung problems. Let the professionals evaluate the situation inside your property before anything.


After the firefighters are finished you may have some water damage to deal with, your property will need to be dried entirely or stuff like mold or mildew with start appearing this could happen in only two days.

Knowing these three things will benefit you in certain situations and will also help you understand these reasons listed:

Hidden Health Hazards 

When there's a fire the most obvious things are the flames and when those flames are out people think that their problems are over. In fact, after the flames are gone the soot and smoke left behind could cause effects to your health if you are highly exposed, so make sure you keep exposure to a minimum. The professionals can clean up this mess with protective gear and specialized equipment to make the cleanup process safe.

Special Equipment 

After a fire, you'll need more than some cleaning products and a mask. Something like soot cannot just be scrubbed away, all surfaces will need to be deep cleaned and sanitized which will remove odors and make your property safe again. Even clothes cannot be put in a washing machine; you will need special dry cleaning to save these items.

Mold Remediation 

If there was water damage, there is also a good chance that mold growth will start and affect your property and health. The professionals know where to look for mold growth and have the equipment to start the removal process.

Since fire is dangerous and can cause many issues it can leave homeowners unprepared and overwhelmed. This is why it’s best to leave it to the professionals 

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