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Tips for Safe Fire Damage Cleanup in River Falls, WI

February 21st, 2018

A fire damage occurs in your River Falls, WI home, you panic, you obviously were not prepared for this and now you don’t know what you should do to restore your home!

Fires are not only deadly, they can also cause devastating damage to your property. It is true that only fire damage restoration experts have the equipment and experience to properly handle fire damage cleanup. However, before experts arrive on the scene, there are a few things homeowners in River Falls, WI can do to prevent fire damage from escalating.

Let’s go through a few tips that can help homeowners with fire damage cleanup.

1.     Improve Air Quality

With fire comes smoke. Smoke can cause major damage to the walls of your room. It is not possible to remove all the smoke from your home on your own, but you can minimize the damage from smoke by opening the doors and windows. This will improve the air quality and help prevent damage from escalating.

2.     Removing Mold and Mildew by Cleanup Experts

A major issue that comes from fire damage is introduced by the water that’s used for extinguishing the fire. Mold and mildew becomes a problem in this case and must be removed. We recommend homeowners in River Falls, WI leave mold and mildew removal in the hands of fire damage cleanup experts as it can cause health problems and contaminate carpets, furniture, walls, and clothing.

You should, however, air out all the rooms and clean out vents and filters to prevent mold growth.

3.     Cleaning Smoke Damage on the Wall

Fire will leave smoke damage to the walls, paint, and wallpaper. If the damage is not too serious, you should use detergents to scrub it clean. However, remember that soot comes from smoke damage, so you should dust it off before cleaning it with detergents.

If the damage is severe and you cannot clean it up with detergents, leave the job to the fire damage cleanup experts.

4.     Cleaning of Carpet and Flooring

The water that’s used for extinguishing the fire will be absorbed by your carpets and floor. We recommended homeowners in River Falls, WI to replace the carpets that have suffered water damage as otherwise, they will act as a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Water may also seep underneath flooring and hardwood. In that case, only a fire damage cleanup expert can remove the water through special equipment and save your home from additional damage.

5.     Cleaning Cloths

You’ll face problems with cleaning cloths after fire damage. Remember never wash the smoky clothes directly, instead of dry clean them to ensure that the soot is removed.

With these helpful tips, you can minimize the fire damage in your River Falls, WI home and make the cleanup easier. Remember, do what you can and leave the hard stuff for the fire damage cleanup experts.

After all, we at Service Master Restoration and Cleaning are here for you. We’ll perform the fire damage cleanup professionally to make sure that your home is restored completely.

Tips for Safe Fire Damage Cleanup in River Falls, WI


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