Fire damage and health risks require immediate fire restoration services
You will hope you never need the services of a disaster recovery firm but if you are the victim of a fire you will be glad for the services of Laurens Restoration. They are fire restoration experts and serve the communities of Aurora, Chicago, Glenview, Highland Park, Naperville and Skokie.
Fire damage is usually severe and when compounded with water damage it can be devastating. Fire not only destroys building infrastructure and contents, but also leaves behind smoke, soot and odors.
After a fire you will a variety of damages including charred materials, melted components and similar heat distortions. Many items and materials might not be salvable and will need to be replaced. Other items, materials, equipment and components may be slightly scorched and covered in soot. Many of these items could be candidates for repair.
Apart from direct fire damage you will also suffer smoke damage. Smoke does not only result from burning wood, but form a whole host of materials. This combination results in toxic gases and also produces strong and unpleasant odors. These various chemical found in smoke can be very harmful to humans as well as valuables. Smoke and residue can penetrate throughout your home and settle on surfaces resulting in corrosion and discoloration.
Water damage often goes hand in hand with fire damage and when you combine water with a low a oxygen fire that smoulders you end up with wet sludgy smoky film and residue that is particularly difficult to remove.
Part of the fire restoration process is to remove smoke as well as residues and odors as quickly as possible. This limits the fire damage and enables the clean-up and reconstruction process to begin.
However the first priority in any fire restoration process is always safety. After a fire you can have exposed electric lines, toxic chemicals in the air and weak structures that can collapse can cause serious injury. That is why time is of the essence and you should contact the disaster recovery specialists immediately so that they can secure your facility or residence and mitigate health risks.