How To Deal With Smoke And Fire Damage

Posted on Sunday, 31st May 2015

How To Deal With Smoke And Fire Damage In Your Home

While it is largely an uncommon event, fires do occur in homes around the country every day. As such, it is important to know a few basic facts about smoke and fire damage and what you or your contractor can do to address smoke and fire damage in your home. Simply stated, smoke damage can be divided into two types, soot or odor. Soot is clearly visible and must be removed thoroughly before a house may once again be occupied.

Straightforward Remedies

Conversely, odor can be insidious because it is not visible and sometimes not initially noticeable. However, when homeowners move back into their home they may discover that the odor still exists. There are a few straightforward remedies with regard to fire and smoke restoration as well as odor removal. For example, it may be necessary to remove structural components of your home that have been charred or that have been damaged by moisture or smoke. In addition, floor coverings typically require removal to successfully complete a restoration project.

HVAC System

Once these basic steps of been accomplished, a homeowner or contractor can then carefully evaluate structural components as well as subflooring of a home for further damage. From charring to warping and a number of other damage related factors, a complete restoration project requires total replacement and repair of all items damaged by smoke or fire. It is also important to note that the HVAC system must be inspected and replaced or restored as needed to complete a restoration project correctly. Equally important is that rooms must be deodorized using a professional ozone generator as a way to eradicate smoke smell.

Proper Restoration Procedures

Finally, a comprehensive home restoration project that is required because of smoke and fire damage ultimately will require the replacement, resealing and repainting of drywall and other interior surfaces. This along with restoring or replacing interior furnishings as well as removable fixtures and other items will round out a properly performed restoration project. Fire and smoke damage can be one of the most difficult types of damage to deal with when it has ravaged a home. That is why it is important to work with an experienced company that understands proper restoration procedures needed for how to deal with smoke and fire damage within homes. Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today to learn more about the best remodeling services in Phoenix and the surrounding communities.

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