Smoke Damage: How It Hurts Your Home
Smoke and fire damage can be severe and if the home survives the fire, the home should be inspected quickly and cleaning and recovery actions should be in place to avoid permanent damage.
When it's safe for you to return to your home, call your insurance company and ask for a cleanup and restoration company to help you with the fire and smoke damage to help restore your home.
You must get an inspection if your home is still standing to make sure that the foundation and the structure of your home are safe.
When a fire has consumed your furniture and belongings, you have a wet, scorched mess left behind. Leather, fabric, and wood can trap smoke smells and usually can be restored. In addition, smoke and soot particles can get trapped inside of your air duct system.
SERVPRO® of Elizabeth City/Outer Banks will remove the wet, burned, scorched mess and take your salvageable contents to clean in our warehouse. We also have the capability to help restore your fire and water damaged documents and photos. When this process is completed, then we can address the soot, water, and fire damage restoration to your home and to your air duct system.