ABR, Inc. knows that during a fire, smoke can permeate walls and other surfaces and drift through household air ducts, where it becomes trapped. If not professionally removed, smoke odor can reoccur. Soot is oily and easily stains carpets, draperies and other household textiles. For this reason you must remove it before you attempt to clean or deodorize items. Even after cleaning smoke odor may remain in clothing, upholstered furniture, carpets and draperies unless they are properly deodorized before cleaning. Fire, smoke, and soot can cause corrosive etching within 72 hours. Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures should be promptly cleaned. ABR, Inc. is here to help you take care of these jobs properly. Give us a call, we want to help you.
The fire is one threat, and the water used by the fire department is another threat. It’s necessary to prevent the flames from spreading, but the water will probably wind up in areas of the home that weren’t actually affected by the fire. A big part of the fire damage repair help will be removing the standing water and dealing with the water damage.
The next challenge after a fire is finding a way to remove smoke odor. ABR, Inc. Professionals will remove smoke odor. Even after professionally treating textiles and other items, your belongings may continue to smell faintly of smoke. It will fade over time. Even jewelry tucked protected in a jewelry box in a room untouched by fire can absorb an incredible amount of smoke smell. ABR, Inc. Professionals effectively removes smoke odor to fully restore your home.
ABR, Inc. knows that there will probably be hidden damage. Even after removing the smoke odor from your walls by painting them, a light smell may remain in the cabinets. The smoke can corrode electrical connections, and the damage may not show itself for weeks or even months. Wiring that is damaged as the result of fire or water can cause electrical problems throughout the home, so expect fire damage repair help to include examining wiring and plumbing for hidden damage. Wires are excellent heat conductors, so a fire in one room can heat the lines and cause damage in other rooms. It can take time for rubber seals damaged by the fire to fail, ABR, Inc. will seek out the hidden damage and make repairs.
Fire damage is serious, and the water damage that follows it also poses problems. With the assistance from an experienced ABR, Inc. Professional, the fire, smoke and water damage can be treated and repaired, so you can enjoy your beautiful home again.