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Why Smoke Cleanup Should Be Done by Professionals in Hayward, WI

June 25th, 2016

Nobody wants to experience a fire in their Hayward, WI, home. Not only do fires put lives in danger, they also destroy homes and precious possessions. During the stressful, miserable aftermath, most people feel helpless and want to recover as quickly as possible. However, the recovery process should be handled with care. No matter how rushed you feel, you shouldn’t attempt to mitigate the damage yourself; that’s better left to the professionals. Smoke cleanup, in particular,should be handled by professionals, such as those at ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning. Our highly trained technicians have the expertise and experience to restore your home to pre-loss condition, quickly and efficiently.

It may be tempting to try and save a few dollars and begin cleaning up the damage from a fire on your own. However, this poses significant risks to yourself and your belongings. For example, inhaling residual smoke and soot in the air can cause severe medical complications, such as asthma, heart disease, and other respiratory illnesses. To combat this, our technicians always wear special respiratory protection, along with other protective gear, as required by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Wearing protective gear also helps to prevent further damage. Touching damaged items with your bare hands will allow the oils from your skin to transfer onto the item and could cause the item to be permanently damaged.

The longer you wait to clean up smoke damage from a fire, the more extensive the damage will become. Smoke, especially, will travel to other parts of your home, settling in drawers, cabinets, and air vents, even if they were far away from the initial fire. Smoke consists of different chemicals, acids, and metals that will cause walls to yellow, metals to tarnish, and the discoloring of appliances. Depending on the type of smoke, the damage will require different mitigation techniques. Our professionals will get to work immediately to limit the spread of damage and identify the best way to begin restoration on your Hayward, WI, home.

As a homeowner, you have enough to worry about after a fire- put your home in the hands of our dedicated professionals and let us help you get your life back on track. Call us at (715) 634-6003 and rest assured that the job will get done correctly, thoroughly, and efficiently.


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