The effects of a fire will often be serious but Water Damage West New York can quickly dispatch a team of professional Restoration Technicians to mitigate your loss and help reduce the impact on your property. With a fire you'll typically encounter damage that requires restoration; usually caused by fire, smoke, water and odor.
Structure and contents not directly damaged by the fire are typically coated with a fine residue of carbon deposits that is better known as ‘soot’. Soot mixed with humidity (resulting from the water used to extinguish the fire) will result in an acidic residue, which will continue to cause secondary damage for as long as it is allowed to remain in your property.
Even if the fire you encountered was relatively small, smoke can be a major destructive force in its own right. Smoke can easily penetrate walls and other surfaces in a property, as well as being able to drift through air ducts; it can remain in clothing and furniture if it's not professionally deodorized. Smoke even penetrates closed drawers and cabinets! If these are not properly cleaned, the odor will continue to re-occur over a long period of time, especially during warm or humid weather.
It's definitely best to consult professional smoke damage restoration specialists about any smoke removal from ducts and walls. We can use chemical sealers or any number of other sophisticated methods, which will thoroughly clean the affected areas and make your home safe to live in again. Also, consider full replacement of attic insulation as it strongly retains any odors.
At Water Damage West New York our personnel are highly trained and experienced in conducting all site safety and risk assessments, prior to undertaking work in any premises (commercial or residential) that have sustained fire and smoke damage.