Types Of Smoke Damage And How To Fix It

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After a fire the last thing you are thinking about is smoke damage and what needs to be done. This is why it is so important to call a disaster cleanup service to help you through your difficult time. There are many different things that should be done when you have experienced a fire. The first is to call a disaster cleanup service and the other is to understand the different types of smoke damage.

Smoke damage is the aftermath of a fire. It is what gets on all your furniture, walls, and belongings. There are two types of smoke damage.  The first is invisible odor and the other is visible soot. Invisible odor is the smell of the fire that clings to everything in sight. The visible soot is the dark color from the fire that will travel throughout your home or office. A disaster cleanup service will resurface, replace, and clean your home and items.

Cleaning is a very important part of removing invisible odor and visible soot.

This is a lengthy process and what is usually preferred by the homeowner and the insurance company. Disaster cleanup services will use specialized cleansing agents to remove soot and odor from all your valuables. Restoring them back to their original look.

Resurfacing is taking damaged property and redoing the surface to make it new again. 

This can be done in homes and offices where the fire was not severe. This can be done by painting walls, reupholstering furniture and waxing floors. Insurance also covers this options and it is used by home or business owners with minimal damage and if they have an item that they do not want to replace.

Replacement is the last alternative.

If your home or office has been destroyed beyond repair, then your items will need to be replaced. Insurance will cover this up to certain amounts that are in your policy.