Fire in a home or business is devastating. Property is lost, daily routines are disrupted, and the stress of getting life and the building back to normal can be overwhelming. All of these factors can make it hard to understand that the fire itself is only half of the problem.
Smoke damage after the fire in an Irvine building continues destroying remaining belongings, as well as the structure itself unless immediate steps are taken.
How Smoke Damage Destroys Irvine Property
Once the flames are out, taking action to protect your Irvine property from continuing destruction by smoke and soot should be the highest priority.
As each hour goes by, smoke and soot from the fire are absorbed deeper and deeper into furniture, carpets, clothing, and even the walls, ceilings, and floors of the building. In only a short time, permanent discoloration, odors, and other damage can set-in.
Within a few days, the cost of rebuilding and cleaning goes up significantly. Smoke damage can end up costing as much or more for your Irvine property than the actual damage from flames.
The solution is fast action as soon as possible after a fire to prevent smoke damage by hiring a professional company certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), such as TriSpan Environmental, Inc., serving the greater Irvine area.
If your Irvine property has been through a fire, take these steps:
- Do not enter the building until a fire marshal tells you it is safe to do so,
- Wear work boots, gloves, and safety glasses when entering the building to remove property,
- Keep children and pets out of the building,
- Remove clothing and curtains as soon as possible and wash them in an alkaline detergent or take them to a dry cleaner.
And as soon as the flames are out, contact TriSpan Environmental Inc. to minimize further damage from smoke and soot and make the complete recovery as easy and inexpensive as possible.