If fire strikes your home or business, the damage is destructive and it can be difficult to manage and process the aftereffects, both physically and emotionally. Kill Mold understands the devastating and sudden effects fire and smoke damage can have on your loved ones and employees and it is best if a team of trained professionals navigates you through this process to return you back to home or business safely. There are many ways that your property can be susceptible to fire.
Fire and smoke damage is complex and can penetrate much more than what the visible eye can see. When there are fires, there will most likely be water damage from extinguishing the fire, which should be mitigated for mold. In addition to smoke odors, soot, the result of fire, is highly acidic and can cause lasting damage to health and possessions if not handled thoroughly. It can discolor and corrode metal and discolor glass, plastic, vinyl and fabric if not properly addressed.
Though there are times of accident or malice, many fires can be prevented. Common instances such as burning candles, cooking fires, cigarettes, wiring, appliances and heating equipment are some of the regular causes of fires in homes and businesses. As with most things, proper maintenance can help to lower your chances of fire damage occurring in your property. Checking to make sure wires are in good condition, keeping items from touching heating equipment and being cautious while cooking can all help to reduce your risk of fire damage. Additionally, making sure your smoke alarm is functioning properly is an easy task that can help to ensure the property is being monitored.
How Does Smoke Affect Your Property’s Contents?
Smoke is just as damaging as fire. Everyone understands how damaging fire is but once the flames have gone out, smoke begins to take over, having its own disastrous effects. Smoke is so detrimental that it doesn’t necessarily have to originate from a fire on your property. If there is a nearby fire and the wind blows in a favorable direction, your property could suffer from smoke damage. It is common with wildfires to see homes untouched by flames but ruined by smoke. Smoke not only has the potential to affect interior belongings but also structural elements as well. It is incredibly important to address fire and smoke damage as soon as possible to limit the amount and severity of damage.
Different factors like temperature and the type of fire can influence the way smoke affects the home. When smoke gets into tiny cracks or openings, this can be some of the worst damage. Smoke particles are so small that they can reach anywhere that is very porous or with small crevices, which is why it is so hard to get rid of the smell of smoke after a fire. Smoke is likened to acid as it can eat away at certain materials if left unaddressed for too long.
The most important initial step in cleaning smoke damage is ventilation. Opening up the windows and doors of the property helps to release smoke particles so that they don’t land on other items. Removing items from the affected area and cleaning every surface will also be necessary. Odor neutralizers can help to eliminate the smoke smell and also take care of the damage the smoke could cause.
Surprisingly, many more items than you may think can be saved depending on the degree of damage and the material. It is wise to keep in mind that insurance may only pay out so much and there can be limits to outside costs to replace. That said, oftentimes it is also more costly to repair than replace.
The most important thing to remember is to act as quickly as possible when it comes to smoke damage. Upholstery, clothing and wood items can all be rid of smoke but are more successfully salvaged within days or hours. When smoke and soot are left to sit for too long, it can increase costs and the length of time for remediation.
With fire, not only comes smoke damage but also potential water and mold damage. There are so many factors involved that it can become overwhelming and seemingly impossible to manage. Trusting in professionals allows you to focus on other important things while the job gets done correctly. Kill Mold offers a complete range of services to rid your business of the fire and smoke damage and allow you to return home or become operational again.
Kill Mold In Egg Harbor Township New Jersey
Kill Mold has been your trusted leader for Mold, Fire, Water Damage Restoration for over 10 years. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any emergency no matter how small or large. Our technicians have the training and resources needed to provide peace of mind in your time of need. We’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency. We provide beyond green cleaning technologies and services that are 100% natural, powerfully effective, and safe for the planet, people, and pets. Our services include mold removal, mold remediation, and more. Our products are safe and completely organic so there are no harmful chemicals used in any of our mold remediation and removal services.
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