Fire and smoke damage can continue to damage your house or business weeks after the incident and cost you heavily. It is important for this reason to begin cleanup as quickly as possible.
By following these simple steps you can begin the repair to your home or office:
- Air out the damaged areas, letting the odor of smoke out
- Clean the surfaces affected by the fire
- Seal off any of the spots that you cannot reach and clean so that the damage does not spread
- Always remember to wear the proper clothing, including masks, boots, and gloves when cleaning up after a fire
Remember, once the damage has been assessed, make sure to call your insurance company to find out exactly what and how much they will cover.
For extensive fire damage you should consider hiring an experienced fire damage restoration contractor. Contractors who deal with fire and smoke damage follow state licensing requirements and can best advise you on how to repair the damage.