After the departure of firefighters, you may feel relieved there is no longer any danger and that everyone is safe from further ruin, but scrubbing and cleaning the affected area yourself is a tough task to endure.
Considering the trauma of the fire itself, the tedious task of cleaning up the mess from the fire could be very daunting. Calling local Jacksonville professionals and delegating this task of cleaning the fire damage is a wise option. After the fire is out, it leaves behind a lot of damage like the obvious ash and smoke but when it’s not cleaned up properly and immediately, it can cause further damage to your home.
Before you choose the professionals to restore your home after a fire in Jacksonville, make sure to verify their credentials and inquire about their training and certifications. All this is to ensure that the fire damage restoration professionals are genuine and will give you the best service that your home deserves.
To get the best help, it is very important that professionals are contacted as early as possible. It is best to have a researched list of emergency home contractors on hand, even before you are in need of their services. Many people don’t like to think about their homes being affected by something like a fire but to be prepared with a restoration company in mind, just in case of such a calamity happening in your life, could be of great help if something were to happen.
What is the extent of damage left behind after fire?
The walls and other areas affected by fire can start decaying. The ash residue especially causes discoloring in most places inside and outside the home.There is considerable amount of etching and colors start fading. Plastic things near the vicinity of the fire start losing color immediately, while other items made of glass or fiberglass lose color as well, just a bit more gradually.
There is tarnishing of metals. Given a few days, the ash will cause the walls, clothing and upholstery to lose color permanently. And of course, there will be strong smoky smells that linger long after.
The longer you wait to call a professional, the more your restoration expenses will increase. Wood and metal need to be replaced, the house repainted, carpets changed and all glass that is brutally etched will also need to be replaced. The odors that linger will be so obvious that it could be off-putting. All this damage is done solely by the ash remains that are acidic in nature. So the longer you wait to seek professional help in cleaning, the more damage it will cause.
How can professional help clean the fire damage?
Firstly, our Jacksonville fire damage restoration professionals will scout the whole area to identify the source of odors and treat it with cleaning agents customized to neutralize the smells. Then we will categorize items into ones that can be recovered, and ones that need to be replaced.
The only way that everything will be cleaned well is when all the affected areas are identified meticulously; to do it right, you’ll need to have Jacksonville fire damage professionals come in and restore the property.