Fires are devastating. No one wants to see their home in flames, but it happens. Fires are responsible for $6.9 billion in direct property damage every year. Over 350,000 home fires were recorded last year alone, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Fires can cause catastrophic damage to your Lapeer, Davison, or Grand Blanc home. Even a small fire in Flint, Port Huron and Shelby Township homes can be devastating. Fire damage restoration involves much more than a simple cleanup. For example, houses typically get wet during firefighting efforts, which results in water damage. In addition to fire damage to possessions and the home’s structure, homeowners also have to battle smoke damage.
Simply put, fire damage restoration in Michigan is not a do-it-yourself project. If your home is damaged by a fire, then you need fire damage professionals at Aladdin’s who will make sure to address all potential damage to ensure your home is restored to its pre-loss condition.
Some people mistakenly believe that you can get rid of lingering smells by simply airing out your house. While this may work with certain odors, it absolutely will not work for the smoky odors left behind after a fire event. And even if you are someone who enjoys the smell of a bonfire, you don’t want to live in a house that smells like that all day every day.
Just think: If you hire a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner to remove pet odors and stains, you can imagine how badly your home can smell after a fire.
In order to get rid of lingering odors, you need the help of a professional restoration company that will clean and deodorize your home according to industry standards.
In addition to seeing fire damage on the walls and ceiling, there will also be hidden damage caused by soot. Soot is made of small particles that float through the air. They make their way on to and in between every surface. It gets into light fixtures and as well as hidden crevices. The problem is that the remaining soot is potential fire hazard. Soot can also lead to bigger problems long term if it is not removed, such as having to replace structures rather than restoring them.
As we mentioned earlier, fire damage rarely occurs without water damage. Water is needed to put out the flames, but this means afterward, the homeowner is dealing with both fire damage and water damage. When a home experiences water damage, there is only a short period of time to remove the excess water before mold begins to grow. If water saturates items in the home and is not extracted, not only is there potential for mold growth, but there is also even more danger to the overall structural integrity of a home. Thankfully, Aladdin’s offers water damage restoration services Michigan homeowners need.
A major reason why homeowners should leave the fire damage to the professionals is that the cleanup process is dangerous. Most of the standard cleaning supplies people have in their supply closets are flammable, which means they should not be used for cleaning up after fires. If you experience fire damage in Lapeer, Davison, Grand Blanc or other areas in Michigan, don’t risk your life with the cleanup. Call a professional restoration company like Aladdin’s. We have the knowledge, experience, and proper cleaning supplies and tools to get the job done.
If fire damage is not removed carefully, then it is also a health risk. The lingering smoke damage and soot particles can lead to minor health issues, such as runny noses. But it can also lead to more serious health issues, like upper respiratory problems and a weakened immune system. Attempting to clean up after a fire yourself is not worth compromising your health.
Fires can happen at any time and in any place. Unfortunately, when a fire occurs, you need help right away. But your help shouldn’t stop once the firefighters put out the flames. Restoration companies specializing in the fire damage Michigan residents need are available 24/7. This is because their job starts as soon as the fire is put out. The longer you wait to begin the fire restoration process, the harder it will be to restore your home to its pre-loss condition. Sadly, if you wait too long, your home can go from restorable to unsalvageable in a matter of days.