Category: Fire Damage Restoration
The Hidden Damages of a House Fire
When your house experiences a fire, you have a lot to sort through. Not only is there the initial cleanup of ash and soot, but you also may have structural repair and hardware replacement to do as well. Fire damage restoration requires certification and training to ensure the job is done properly. Even a small house fire can carry hidden damages you may not be aware of. It’s important to get your home inspected after any kind of fire to make sure no other restoration work needs to be done.
Smoke damage is a particularly sneaky side effect of house fires. Smoke isn’t always visible, especially once it’s attached itself to upholstery or other fibers. Even after you’ve cleaned up the other damages of a fire, smoke can still cling around. In fact, you may not even notice that the smoke has taken hold until a few days after the initial restoration.
Smoke can ruin your furniture and discolor wallpaper and paints. Smoke can also severely damage your lungs and cause long-term respiratory issues if not dealt with as soon as possible. After a house fire, it’s important to have your home tested for possible signs of smoke damage to ensure your home and your health are safe.
Soot is a dangerous substance that can quickly spread throughout your house after a house fire. Every time you move through soot, you spread it around by upsetting it. Soot can easily travel through the air, but it also sticks to surfaces and smears across floors and walls. These marks take more effort to clean up and can get stuck in cracks and holes. If soot isn’t dealt with quickly and efficiently, you could end up with it in all rooms of your house, negatively affecting your home’s health and security.
Fire Damage Restoration in Northern Idaho
If your home suffers fire damage, it’s important to have a home inspection to seek out the hidden damages that could be left behind. Soot, ash, and smoke can all secretly affect your home long after a fire has been dealt with. Insight Restoration offers full-service fire damage restoration. We inspect your home for all signs of damage, repair obvious concerns, and fix any hidden problems that we identify during the inspection. If you had a fire in your home, no matter how big or small, give us a call at (208) 427-2825. We are available 24/7 to respond to any emergency fire situation. Our trained and certified technicians will get your house back to pre-loss condition as soon as possible.