In the aftermath of a fire, it’s natural for you to want to go back in and see the damage for yourself and look for things you can possibly salvage. Some people might even want to try to clean up the damage themselves, although that isn’t a very good idea. All it takes is one wrong move and a treasured valuable could become damaged beyond repair.
When it comes to fire damage restoration, it’s best to leave the task in the capable hands of a professional service. What you can do, though, is follow these tips to help the restoration service do their jobs better:
Don’t Wait Too Long
The last thing you want to do is to wait too long before calling a professional fire damage restoration service. The longer cleaning and corrosion control efforts are delayed, the more difficult it is to restore items to pre-disaster condition. After a fire, call your insurance company and a restoration company immediately.
Avoid Moving Curtains and Upholstery
Your curtains and upholstery will probably have collected soot particles after a fire. This is a problem as these particles can stain your curtains and upholstery and cause that burnt smell. Do not try moving your curtains and upholstery though, as too much movement can actually cause the soot particles to become embedded.