It’s important to know what to do in the event of a fire and the situations that happen after damage occurs, but it’s equally important to know what NOT to do when it comes to fire damage repair. In order to know how to handle the tragic event, homeowners should have a strong understanding of what they should and shouldn’t do. Continue reading for three things you should not do during fire damage repair.
Breathing Soot-Contaminated Air
One of the most crucial things not to do after a house fire is to breathe in soot-contaminated air. Soot can be very hazardous to your health, as it contains microscopic particles that can lead to serious health conditions. Never re-enter your home during a fire, and even when you think your home is safe to go back into, wait for a professional to inspect the structure and ensure that it is safe.
Hastily Throw Away Items
After a house fire, you will likely have some items in your home that are burnt or damaged by smoke and should be thrown away. However, not all of your belongings are gone forever, as there are many restoration techniques that certified and insured professionals can use to restore your items to good condition. While you may think you need to toss any items touched by fire or smoke, wait until they have been inspected by a professional that can determine if they can be fixed.
Not Calling A Restoration Company
After a house fire, it’s essential to call a certified fire and smoke damage restoration company to help secure your home. At Smith and Son’s, our emergency fire restoration services involve cleaning out remaining water from fire trucks that put out the flames, as well as specialized restoration services to save as much of your property and structure as possible. We start with board-up services to ensure your property is protected, and work with you through every step of the process until the job is done. The experts at Smith and Son’s also work with your insurance company to make the process as painless and straightforward as possible.
Fire And Smoke Damage Restoration From Smith & Son’s
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your interior and exterior home remodeling needs. We take pride in what we do, and we know that you will too. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and contact us here. We look forward to serving you.