It’s officially summer. As the temperature in Colorado Springs rises and the frequency of rain begins to cease, fire is a concern. Our dry climate is home to fires every single year, and, in some cases, those fires can wreak havoc on forests, grasslands, homes, and more. It’s important that any amount of fire can be dangerous, whether it’s a small flame or a raging forest fire. All Phase Restoration strongly encourages you to always keep safety in mind and move in the opposite direction of any major fire event.
In this post, we’ll be sharing five fire restoration damage clean-up tips. It can be devastating to see your home engulfed in flames. We get it. However, if you need fire restoration services, call us today! Otherwise, continue reading to learn more!
Five Fire Restoration Damage Clean-Up Tips
Once the fire has gone out, what do you do? The first step is to consider safety. Has your fire marshal cleared you to re-enter your property and home? Have you called a fire restoration company yet? It’s best to keep your distance from the damage until a professional clears you to begin cleaning up the mess.
Tip #1 – Ventilate
Once you’re granted access back into your home, open all the windows, doors, skylights, and more. You want to ventilate the house as best you can to get as much of the smoke and other potentially harmful debris particles out of your home.
Tip #2 – Protect Unaffected Items
Take the time once you ventilate your home to cover items that aren’t damaged. This will help prevent debris and particles from damaging your items during cleanup. Also, consider moving items away from the areas damaged in the fire to keep them safe.
Tip #3 – Call Fire Damage Restoration Professionals
Before you start cleaning up yourself, call All Phase Restoration, first. The smoke and soot that have gathered in and around your home is dangerous to inhale, so beginning to move things around could disturb harmful particles you don’t want to encounter.
Tip #4 – Avoid Electrical Outlets
Do not plug or unplug any electrical items for the time being. If there is fire damage, your electrical wires could be damaged. This is dangerous for anyone to handle outside of professionals.
Tip #5 – Throw Out Any Contaminated Food
We would suggest getting rid of any consumables from the home, just to be safe, but if you’re going to sort through them, throw out the foods that have been affected by the fire. Inhaling or consuming soot, debris, or particles from the fire is dangerous.
Your Fire Restoration Damage Experts In Colorado Springs
Fire and smoke can cause a lot of damage. These two also cause different types of damage, which should be cleaned up and restored by professionals. That’s why at All Phase Restoration in Colorado Springs, we strongly suggest you give us a call if you’ve incurred fire damage to your home or business. We’ve been restoring fire damage for years. We’re trained and certified to handle the many issues fire can cause. Give us a call today to setup a service appointment!