Don’t Attempt Fire Damage Cleanup On Your Own
Are you looking for fire damage cleanup for your home in Yukon? Thinking of trying to handle it on your own? Overwhelmed by the entire situation, what was lost, and how is it ever going to get back to normal? At Restoration 1, we know how stressful fire damage is, but we also know how to successfully get it cleaned up quickly and safely. The truth about fire damage cleanup is it should not be done on your own, and here are just a few reasons why.
Fire Damage Cleanup in Yukon
- You can expose yourself to health hazards when attempting fire damage cleanup on your own. Ash, soot, and even lingering smoke from a fire are full of toxic chemicals and dangerous byproducts of a fire. Soot left behind from burned plastics, foams, wood, textiles, and other household materials that do not burn clean have traces of chemicals and toxins that can cause a number of respiratory symptoms in those exposed to it. The lingering residue from a fire is hazardous, and disrupting it sends those particles into the air where you can then breathe them in. Some of those particles may even contain cancer-causing asbestos, ammonia, tar, formaldehyde, and other dangerous toxins. Even walking through the damaged area can disrupt soot and ash enough where it can cause irritation to your eyes and skin upon contact. If inhaled into your lungs, you can end up with shortness of breath, asthma, and other respiratory problems that could, over time, result in bronchitis or even pneumonia. Since soot, ash, and other byproducts from a fire are disturbed the most during cleanup, it is imperative that only trained professionals with the proper safety and cleaning equipment handle fire damage cleanup.
- Speaking of equipment, simple household cleaners and vacuums just won’t stand up to fire damage cleanup. To adequately remove soot and ash, you must have proper extractors that can not only safely remove the contaminants, but also safely dispose of them. Then, you bee deep cleaning on all surfaces to eliminate any lingering health threats and to resolve the thick residual smoke odor left behind after a fire. Professional tools that are tried, tested, and industry-approved, along with the proper training and experience on how to effectively use them, are key to a successful and safe fire damage cleanup.
- Unfortunately, many homeowners throw away salvageable items and belongings when attempting to clean up fire damage on their own because they do not have experience telling what can and cannot be saved. It is easy for the untrained eye to consider belongings a total loss, but with the cleaning and restoration techniques available to professionals, fire damage cleanup professionals can minimize losses and recover many possessions. Letting professionals help with the cleanup process can help you identify and restore items that may have been thrown out otherwise.
- If these reasons are still not enough to convince you to call Restoration 1 of Oklahoma City when you need cleanup services after a fire, then hopefully this last one will – calling in professionals will make the cleanup and restoration process go much quicker then attempting to do it on your own. We want to get your home and your life back to normal as soon as possible, and have the dedicated equipment and personnel to work on your job, respond anytime day or night, and get it done much faster than attempting to do it on your own. So do not waste any time, and call Restoration 1 after a fire.