Know About Fire Damage

5 Things You Should Know About Fire Damage

Fire damage restoration in Monterey doesn’t have to be complicated if you choose Disaster Kleen Specialists. As experts in restoring your home or business after the destruction of a fire, we want to share 5 things you should know about fire damage. Along with the shock and stress you may be experiencing, we know these tragedies cause great financial strain. It may be tempting to do the cleanup yourself to try and save money. Unfortunately, without the proper information, you may end up causing more damage or risk exposure to many health hazards. You should be aware of the following:

  • Any Existing Chemical Hazards
  • Possible Unseen Damages
  • Dangerous Soot And Smoke Residues
  • Water Damage From Extinguishing Flames
  • Proper Cleanup Techniques

Chemical Hazards After A Fire

Fires in our modern buildings release many chemical dangers that most people are unaware exist. Many building materials are made with harmful chemicals, and when they burn, these chemicals are released into the air and cover floors, walls, and furnishings. Melted asbestos, PVC pipe, and even carpeting are extremely hazardous. These are just a few of the toxic chemicals present with fire damage:

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Ammonia
  • Nitrogen Oxide
  • Hydrogen Chloride
  • Phosgene
  • Dioxin
  • Chloromethane
  • Bromomethane
  • Halocarbons

Dangerous Unseen Fire Damages

Not all fire damage is immediately visible. Water damage from the fire fighting efforts can be insidious. Smoke and soot can remain in the air and etch onto furniture. You might think you have gotten everything clean, but the effects of a fire can linger without proper ventilation and cleaning. In addition to avoiding the health hazards associated with chemical exposure, choosing to have professional fire restoration can give you peace of mind. At Disaster Kleenup Specialists, we are trained to find damage in unexpected places. We ensure that all areas of your home or business are safe and fully restored.

Time Savings and Expertise

The time, equipment and knowledge needed to properly restore a property from fire and smoke damage are significant. It’s more than just removing the visible signs of damage or smoke odors. Did you know that paintings need to be removed from their frames to be properly cleaned, or that books need vacuums with a HEPA filter? Our team of experts has the know-how and tools to restore your home or business correctly.

Contact Us Today

Fire damage can be so devastating, and with all the other things that need to be taken care of, we at Disaster Kleenup Specialists in Monterey, hope these tips will help you make the most educated choice when it comes to restoring your property. Better yet, let us handle the cleanup and restoration for you. Contact us today so we can help you protect your health, save time, and get back to your life.

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