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What Happens after a House Fire

What Happens after a House Fire

A house fire is an unfortunate possibility for all homes, apartments and other buildings. Fires begin to burn from a variety of reasons, and if not controlled in matter of minutes, can destroy a whole house, and everything inside.

A house fire is an unfortunate possibility for all homes, apartments and other buildings. Fires begin to burn from a variety of reasons, and if not controlled in matter of minutes, can destroy a whole house, and everything inside. If the fire is able to be extinguished in a relatively quick manner there is a good chance the home still sustained some structural damage and definitely was subject to major smoke damage. Once the fire is out the danger hasn't necessarily been exhausted. In order to halt further destruction of the home it is important to call a fire damage restoration company who can restore your home's structural integrity and reverse the effects of the smoke.

It is important to contact an IICRC approved restoration company as soon as possible after the fire is put out. The longer you wait the more damage will be incurred. As smoke and ash linger in the air they will cause yellowing of walls and ceilings, light colored carpets, appliances and other materials. A lingering odor will also become harder to remove the more time has passed. After just a few days it may become impossible to remove the yellowing or smell and complete reconstruction will likely have to be performed.

Soot may build up throughout the home, causing extensive damage to whatever surface it lands on, including many metals that may be subject to rust. Because ash is acidic it will cause permanent damage to many objects in the home if not immediately salvaged. Professional fire restoration crews will use odor counteractant and deodorizing fog to remove the heavy smell of smoke and burnt wood. Furthermore they will seal salvageable items to prevent recontamination in the future.

The longer a homeowner waits to have a professional come assess and repair fire damages, the more expensive it will be. It is important to contact and use a restoration company that has received their IICRC certification. This means they are nationally approved to deal with the harsh conditions of fire damage restoration.

If you are the unfortunate victim of a house fire, be sure to act quickly to salvage what is left of your home and possession. For fire damage restoration in Oregon contact Willamette Restoration Services, Inc. They have more than 20 years experience in the business and will work with you to ensure your home is safe to live in and all materials are restored to the highest quality. They work with residents of Portland, Gladstone, Oregon City, Lake Oswego and southwest Washington. Contact Willamette Restoration Services today at (971) 252-3003 for any home remodeling, fire or flood damage restoration or other home issues that you need repaired.

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