Caring for Your Belongings After a Fire
Fire and smoke damage can ruin a home, but many belongings and possessions can be salvaged. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about saving your home and your contents after a fire.
Fire, Smoke & Soot Damage
Smoke and soot are the most common types of damage caused by fires. Smoke can cause discoloration and staining, which can be difficult to remove. Soot is another type of damage that can cause discoloration and staining.
If the fire is contained in one area, it's possible that some of your possessions can be saved. The first thing you should do is call the insurance company and let them know what happened. Once they have been informed, they will send their adjusters out to assess the damage and determine whether or not anything can be saved. Take pictures of all damaged items so that when your insurance company arrives at your home, they have a visual representation of what was destroyed to give you an accurate estimate on a repair total or claim value.
What Can be Cleaned
If you're wondering what can be cleaned after a fire, the answer is "a lot." There are plenty of possessions that will withstand the heat and water damage from firefighting efforts. However, some items may be damaged beyond repair by the time the flames have been put out.
Once you've determined which possessions should be saved and which should be thrown away, it's time to clean them off! Keep in mind that any item that was exposed to heat or smoke needs special attention. Our SERVPRO team is highly trained and experienced in content restoration post-fire.
Cleaning content after a fire is an important part of the restoration process. Soot, smoke, and odor can all be removed to prevent or reduce damage to your belongings.
When cleaning textiles, use the gentlest method possible, such as hand washing with cold water and a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics. If this doesn’t work, it may be best to have them professionally cleaned by an expert who knows how to treat different kinds of fabrics.
Ultimately, you don’t want to mess this process up. Your best bet is to contact a professional at SERVPRO of Schertz Central, Cibolo, Seguin, Gonzales.
Ozone Treatment for Odor Removal
Is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and safe for people and pets method that can be used to cleanse smoke odors from your property.
Fire damage is one of the most devastating events that can happen to your New Braunfels home. However, there are many things that you can do to recover from this tragedy. Contact your SERVPRO today for help restoring your home and your belongings!