How is Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Different?
If you suffer a fire, you will need both services, but it’s important to understand the difference.
Fire destruction usually requires a full replacement of some structures in the house. These can often include insulation, dry-walling, doors, and burned wooden supports. Without these replacements to the structure, the building may not be able to hold it’s own weight and could collapse over time.
Smoke destruction tends to affect contents over the structure of the house. Parts of the structure will need cleaning as it is a bio-hazard, including intact counters and surfaces, as well as walls and ceilings. We will also need to inspect all contents of the house and correctly dispose of personal belongings that cannot be saved. Another major issue is the odor of smoke, which must also be removed as it as a risk to health.
Remember: Just get out in the middle of the fire. Once it goes past a small fire, you do not have time to save possessions. Save your family, save your neighbors, and reduce the risk of injury and death. Do not be a hero, as you can just as easily be a casualty.