The destructive power of a fire is scary and overwhelming. Even after the flames are out, there is smoke and soot to contend with. Not to mention water damage that can result of extinguishing the fire. A fire in your Ogden, Utah home or business can wreak havoc. Soot and smoke damage from a fire can affect large areas of your home and the longer the damage goes untreated the more difficult the task of repairing the damage will be.
Ogden homeowners who attempt to cleanup soot and smoke themselves after a fire often don’t realize how difficult it is to remove soot and smoke odor, and don’t always recognize that it can also be hazardous to their health.
Hiring a professional cleanup company, such as Swift Restoration in Ogden, Utah, can expedite the entire process and can reduce the overall cost of your smoke damage cleanup restoration. A Swift Restoration technician will have the knowledge and tools available to quickly and effectively restore your home following a fire.
Soot can result in extensive damage to your Ogden home and it can be incredibly difficult to remove without the right tools. Soot tends to be greasy and is especially difficult to remove after it has become wet. It is also hazardous, and homeowners should take necessary precautions to protect their respiratory systems during cleanup.
Soot damage should be addressed quickly, as it can penetrate surfaces and cause additional damage. It can permanently cause discoloration of some surfaces, and some things will need to be replaced rather than restored depending on the amount of damage.
Smoke damage is a secondary source of damage after a fire, but it can greatly impact areas of your home not directly damaged by the fire. Nearly all porous materials will sustain some smoke damage including carpet, furniture, clothing, and draperies.
Swift Restoration cleaning and restoration professionals will have the knowledge necessary to treat a number of different textiles for smoke damage, and will be able to restore items you may not be able to save yourself.
Hard surfaces will also sustain smoke damage, but can be easily cleaned with a bleach solution. All hard surfaces including walls, ceilings, tile and countertops will need to be cleaned and disinfected.
There are many benefits of hiring a Swift Restoration to take handle the cleaning and restoration process if a fire damages your home or office. First and foremost, a Swift fire damage expert can get to work right away, meaning you can get back into your home and back to your normal life sooner than if you attempted the cleanup yourself.
Additionally, a Swift professional will have the knowledge, tools and chemicals necessary to safely and effectively remove soot and smoke from your home and your belongings. They will know what to treat and how to treat it, reducing your losses.
A fire in your home can be devastating, and dealing with the loss of personal belongings coupled with the fact that you may not be able to live in your home until it is repaired can take a significant toll on families. Working with a professional fire damage expert will not only ease your burden, but will also ensure that the job is done right.
Swift Restoration will get started right away, and may be able to prevent additional damage to your home from water or mold after a fire. You can trust us to handle all aspects of fire damage including smoke, soot, and water damage caused by extinguishing the fire.
Swift fire damage professionals will work with you and your insurance company to address the damage and get you back into your home as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need emergency fire damage cleanup call 801-657-3496.