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How To Handle Fire Damage Like A Boss

How To Handle Fire Damage Like A Boss

You come back from a night on the town with your significant other and enter your apartment. What you see upon going through the doorway, is not the same building that you left several hours earlier. The entire place smelled of smoke and burnt fabric. Thankfully, no flames remained in sight, but by your own estimate, your entire apartment has been ruined! After getting in touch with your insurance company, you understand that there is work that can be done before they arrive.

These steps are small in number but will help reduce the increased damage done by the smoke left behind the fire in your place.

  • Contact Champion to board up windows, roof, and damaged areas to prevent further loss.
  • Clean and protect chrome trim on faucets by washing with detergent and applying a coat of Vaseline.
  • Blow off loose smoke particles from upholstery, draperies, and carpeting.
  • Open windows for ventilation (if weather permits).
  • Empty refrigerators and freezers if electricity is off and props doors open to allow circulation.
  • Do not wipe or attempt to clean fire residue from walls, ceilings, or absorbent surfaces.

Smoke odor removal and soot removal are often necessary procedures when your property has suffered even a minor fire. Smoke and soot can be found in air ducts and cupboards after a fire and lingering smoke and soot can stain walls and damaged glass. It’s important to talk to a fire restoration specialist about the damage that happens to a fire damaged house and how they can properly eliminate any remnants of smoke or soot.

It takes specialized training and a great deal of professional experience to effectively restore a structure which has survived a fire. Champion Cleaning Systems, Inc has the skills needed to make sure that your home is restored to a living scenario once more. They offer various resources when it comes to fire and smoke damage. Some of these resources include:

  • Full Contents Cleaning and Restoration
  • Partial or Complete Pack Out
  • On-Site Storage Facility
  • Demolition
  • Deodorization
  • Ozoning
  • 24 Hour Emergency Board Up
  • Fire and Smoke Odor Cleaning

But what about other aspects of your home? Carpets, tiles, rugs etc. When it comes to rugs and carpet, there are a few in-home remedies that you can attempt yourself that are quite effective.

  • Dry cleaning solution, hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol
  • Clean white towels
  • Baking Soda or Cornstarch
  • Warm water
  • Spoon
  • Vacuum

Before you begin removing the actual soot stains, remove any large chunks of soot resting on top of the carpeting. Use a utensil, like a spoon, to gently lift off any visible lumps. Be cautious and avoid smashing the soot deeper into the carpet fibers, because you’ll only end up with further stains to clean up.

Fire damage is not something anyone wants to deal with, for it causes plenty of issues in your already hectic life. Why not let the professionals at Champion Cleaning Systems Inc. take care to alleviate the stress for you in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas? They will come in, get the job done and leave your home spic and span once again! So what are you waiting for? Give them a call today and remove the ‘heat’ that you have found yourself up against! Call now at 678-974-1151