Why Smoke Damage Restorationshould be done by Professionals
A building that you own catching fire is always a devastating experience. When the firs get put out by the fire fighters, you might feel that the danger has passed and that you are safe from the harmful causes of fire. However, if you do not do a smoke damage restoration to your building, you will never be able to get it back to the state it was before it caught fire. You can attempt at doing some restoration yourself, but without a help of professionals who are trained in doing a restoration to burned buildings, you will not be able to do a complete and perfect job. A fire makes a building fragile, and therefore it takes a lot of skill, knowledge and experience to handle the building in a way it ends up restored without any further harm or damage.
Apart from the special equipment, experience, and knowledge, a proper smoke damage restoration requires a lot of man power to cover all the areas equally well. What you may not be aware is that the remaining residue of a fire including soot and ash and smoke can damage your building with time, which sometimes can cause even more damage than an open fire after a certain period of time. Professionals who are trained to especially treating for smoke damage are aware of the nature of the aftermath of a fire, and they take measures to minimize the damage already done and stop any future damage being done. It is important that you contact only the certified and trained professionals in smoke damage restoration since a badly done restoration can sometimes be even worse than when you do not do it at all.
What Aspects should be covered in Smoke Damage Restoration?
There are a several major ways of smoke damage that happens during a fire. When ash and smoke are left unhindered and unattended, it takes only a small time to cause extreme corrosion, etching, discoloration and reeking odors which get harder to remove with time.
For soot and charring which are caused by burning of the paint can only be restored by priming and re-painting which the professionals will cover with your approval. An extensive cleaning process will take place before the whole restoration begins; to clear everything away and make it easier to attend to far more damaged surfaces.
The next step in smoke damage restorationis tending to bubbling and blistering of the paint in the walls and the ceiling which has to go through a large repair process including putty, sand paper, and primers. For the smoke odors, professionals use their own chemical solutions to clean away and ozone generators to purify the air.