Fire damage is often accompanied by water damage. It’s because the fire department normally has to spray a fair amount of water on the structure to ensure the fire is out. At Tri Span Environmental, we know how devastating these events can be and offer quality services that encompass both problems.
Stay Out of the Home Until It Is Safe to Enter and Retrieve Items
Smoldering areas that have experienced fire have areas that are hot to the touch. You need to stay out of your Los Angeles or Riverside County home until you are told it’s safe to enter and retrieve things or explore the damage. You don’t want to add serious injury to the list of bad things happening. It may require hiring someone to stabilize the structure before you can enter, depending on the extent of the damage.
Protect Your Eyes, Lungs, and Skin
If you do enter the home, cover your mouth and nose with a mask, wear goggles to protect the eyes, and wear long sleeves to keep the soot off your skin. Soot is considered a carcinogen and can contribute to cancer.
Find a Remediation Company That Can Handle Both Problems Simultaneously
You don’t have to hire separate contractors to handle the damage of fire and water typical of many San Bernardino and Orange County home fires. Choose one like Tri Span Environmental that can handle both at the same time.
Remove Water and Fire Damaged Items and Materials
All of the water, water damaged and fire damaged items, or building materials will have to be removed from your Los Angeles home before the actual work of repairs can begin. The sooner this happens, the less the damage will be.
Repairs Are Done to Make It As If It Never Happened
True fire and water remediation services will provide repairs that bring your home back to pre-fire conditions. Everything will be back in place, and it will seem as if the fire never happened. It’s a better way to start over again without feeling as if you’ve lost everything.
House fires, whether large or small, can leave a massive amount of clean-up behind. The gritty, greasy feel and strong smoke odor can overwhelm the calmest individual. At times like these, all you want is to bring your life back to a normal state.
Use Adequate Protection
You need to guard your eyes, skin, and lungs against contact with soot after a fire. It can contain high levels of carcinogenic materials that lead to the development of cancer. No matter how small the fire in your Orange or Los Angeles County home was, wear proper protective gear before entering to clean the mess. Use a ventilator mask, gloves, and safety glasses. Make sure you have no substantial areas of exposed skin.
Knowing When to Call In Professional Help
A little bit of vinegar water and baking soda might help with the tiniest of stovetop fires, but the smoke odor can be utterly overwhelming with more massive fires. Walking on the floor can help grind soot deep into carpeting, making the damage much worse. The soot left over has an oily consistency and is hard to remove from many types of surfaces. Tri Span Environmental can come to your aid in Orange County and the Los Angeles County area.
Benefits of Environmental Specialist Smoke Damage Removal
Los Angeles and Orange County environmental specialists like Tri Span Environmental offer helpful services during a stressful time. The needed equipment and cleaners will remove the soot from the surface of the home and get rid of the odors. You can concentrate on getting the required repairs done without the hazards of the residue left behind.
Bringing Life Back to Normal
A backed up chimney or small kitchen fire can send soot and smoke billowing throughout your entire home. Trying to clean up the mess is overwhelming and can damage your health. Utilizing the knowledge of experienced environmental remediation specialists like Tri Span Environmental will put normalcy back into your life quicker and with less frustration. Salvaging as much of your property as possible is the goal.
The fire departments located in Los Angeles and surrounding Counties are quick to respond, but a small fire can have devastating results to all of the furnishings, appliances, and personal items in your home. This is a time that a little expert help can come in handy. Below are five reasons that hiring professional cleanup assistance after a fire is a great idea.
Lung Exposure to Contaminants
House fires in Los Angeles County and Southern California all have a hidden danger. Burnt carpeting, artificial tile, and countertops all leave a residue from the synthetic chemicals contained inside. These chemicals can get on your hands and enter your lungs as you breathe, increasing your risk of some types of lung disease and cancer. Wearing protective gear is not something you will think of after the trauma of a fire in your home. This leaves you and anyone else helping at the mercy of these potent and potentially deadly chemicals.
Fires are normally extinguished by the Los Angeles County fire department using water, and it could be a literal ton of it. It will completely soak walls, floors, and cupboards. Allowing the area to stay wet promotes the growth of mold. Black mold has been shown to cause a myriad of health problems, especially to those that have existing allergies or asthmatic conditions. It is important to dry the area out as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Salvage Valuable Items
The water sprayed to put out the fire, along with the smoke-filled air will drive soot and ash deep into the fibers of any item. Your drapes, furniture, clothing, wood surfaces, and glass will all be coated with this smelly and messy byproduct of the fire. Immediate cleaning can keep your appliances and furniture from getting permanent stains. It gives you the best option for salvaging valuable and meaningful items.
Begin Restoring Home Value
Taking care of the mess and damage from a fire is the best way to retain your Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside County home value. You may be able to actually increase the value by getting the cleanup work done in preparation for renovating the damaged area.
Experiencing a fire in your home, no matter how slight the damage, can be stressful. The overwhelming task of getting life back to normal begins with the cleanup process and is not something you have to take on without help. A professional team of experts can help restore order some semblance of while you recover from the traumatic event.