After you have experienced a fire, you probably have a lot of questions on what happens next. It is only natural; no matter the magnitude of the fire, it can cause real damage. First things first, you should call in a professional that you can trust. At Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis, we are available to help you get through this disaster. Here are some things you may not know about the effects of fire and smoke damage on your property.
Your HVAC system can absorb smoke during a fire. When it becomes trapped in the system, you will experience a lingering smell. Beyond the unpleasant smell, the continual inhalation of smoke particles could put your health at risk. Air quality is one of our greatest concerns for our clients, so much so that every technician at Restoration 1 is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification ( IICRC ) and the Indoor Air Quality Association ( IAQA ). Once we’ve completed our fire and smoke restoration services, you can feel confident that the air you are breathing is clean and safe.
It is likely that your walls will be damaged during a fire, but if you are lucky, some of it will only be surface damage that can be washed away. According to Resolve by Lowe’s, if your fire was in a kitchen or bathroom that has porous stone, the materials may become permanently discolored. Metals may also be permanently affected.
Much like water damage, it is unwise to waste any time when it comes to fire and smoke damage restoration. The damage will only set in further, leading to more intensive and costly repairs. Professional restoration technicians, like the team we at Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis, have insurmountable experience with fire and smoke damage and will advise you on the right plan of action moving forward. We will always have your best interests at heart.
Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis should be your first call after you have experienced a fire. We are available 24/7 and can be there as soon as you need us. You can reach us at 612-200-2302 or you can always schedule service online. We serve St. Paul, St. Louis Park, Edina, Bloomington, and Maple Grove.
David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.