If you have to go through the devastation of a house fire it is a situation that seems you can never get over it. When the fire occurs there are some things that you will not be able to get back while others can be cleaned and refurbished. You want to make sure that when you go back to the house to see what is left you have a plan. If you make some mistakes you can end up damaging some of the remaining items that otherwise could have been saved. Once the fire has been extinguished you are dealing with the burned remains, smoke odor on everything in the area as well as soot that will be on things that are not even touched by the flames. American Hometown Services outlines what you should and should not do when cleaning after a fire.
What Can Be Salvaged After a House Fire?
Before you head back to the house to start looking for what you want to save you want to make a list. The best thing you can do is to make sure you know what it is that you are looking for. You can think about each room and what was in it that might have survived the fire. You can them use that list when you go through the house looking for what you want. One of the things that you want to do is to is to try and restrain yourself and set up an organized effort. You can lay out a table so that when you find things that you want to try and save you can place them there. As you go through the home be sure that you are methodical and you check each room one at a time. This will ensure that you do not overlook items that you know you want to keep. The stations are a great way to quickly realize what has a chance of survival while others are something that is gone for sure. You might be feeling nostalgic when you go in the house and what to try and keep everything but it is important to try and discard the items that you cannot save. It can be sad when you lose something but that will happen when a fire has broken out in the house. You want to try and make some of the decisions quickly so that you can start to have the home cleaned and repaired.
House Fire Clean Up
When you have what you can save from the house such as your personal belongings like photographs you want to start to have the home cleaned up. This is not a small task and this can be a hard to know what to do when you are trying to clean. That is why it is important to call out a professional that has the right tools and the expertise. When you use a professional they can save more of the items in the house by cleaning and restoring the items. American Hometown Services have specialized fire and water damage restoration experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition or remodel it to be even better than before. We can remove strong smoke odors and deep clean the soot from upholstery, carpet and other surfaces too.
Fire & Water Damage Restoration & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
American Hometown Services can come out to your home and start the process of cleaning after a house fire. We can handle the whole process of restoration including replacement of drywall and flooring and adding new texture and paint via our remodeling services etc. Call us today!