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Top fire damage restoration tips for your house

When and if a fire strikes your house, your top priority should be to put down the out of control flames by using water sources and fire safety equipment as soon as you have every family member accounted for.

However, when an out of control fire is extinguished by the firefighters, all you will be left with is a house full of fire damage, mostly smoke spots, burnt windows, burnt precious possessions and believe it or not, water floods due to fire hose reel used by the firefighters. This sadly means that your place is unfit to reside in!

Hence, the fire protection services company advises all homeowners to keep fire safety equipment handy and maintained for immediate use.

Coming to home restoration tips, here are a few you can consider and use immediately after the fire stops.

Prior to Fire Damage Restoration

As soon as the fire is extinguished, it is the fire Marshal's responsibility to let you know if the house is fit enough to be restored and resided in later. The harsh temperatures of the fire, as well as the methods to control it, will dictate the actual position of your property.

  • Safety First
    When you re-enter your house to check out the fire damage levels, it is essential that you wear proper clothing and adhere to self-safety measures.

This measure will include you and your family members to wear safety goggles, face masks,  fire protection gloves; all to save your respiratory system as well as your eyesight.

 

 

  • The Ideal Mindset
    Fire outbreaks can leave your personal belongings going down the drain. Before you opt for fire damage restoration work, it is advised that you stay stress-free and be ready to face the reality.

 

Fire Damage Restoration Tips

Fire damage is severe. Fire protection services company states that not only will the fire burn combustible materials but will also damage your property's walls, windows, ceilings, etc.

Here is a list of tips you can opt for:

  • Ventilation
    The first and foremost fire damage restoration tip is to air out the house via all air sources such as doors, windows, and other openings. Heavy-duty, industrial fans can help you ventilate the house easily. The point is to let the harmful fumes leave the premises as soon as possible.
  • Soot Damage Restoration

The first thing you will witness when you enter the premises is soot on the walls and the ceiling. Soot is extremely dangerous for you as it can cause cancer as well as birth defects in the future.

Soot is the black residue left on different surfaces after a fire stops. Soot has an oily, sticky texture which is a result of burning plastic items as well as other items around the house.

The easiest DIY way to clear off soot is by using standard vacuum cleaners directly on it. Soot will easily be sucked in.

Another method is to opt for Trisodium Phosphate (TSP), top soot cleaning solution. By creating a solution of water and TSP, you can rub off the soot with the help of sponges and cleaning cloths.

  • Smoke Odor Elimination

Even after you clear off soot, the smoke odor and fumes will linger on. Get rid of them by using a solution of water, vinegar, and detergent. Wipe your walls thoroughly to get rid of the smell.

 

  • Possession Restoration

Simply throw away burnt possessions as they can pose a threat to your health. Contacting a professional fire safety company can be helpful so that they offer fire equipment services Brisbane and test and tag your leftover electronics, etc.

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