If your Long Island property suffers a fire, you may be left with signs of smoke and fire damage. No matter the size of the fire, smoke and the accompanying odors can find their way onto surfaces, into vents, and on to personal possessions like furniture. Both the smoke/soot damage and fire damage needs to be properly addressed to ensure your home or commercial space is fully restored. United Water Restoration Group Long Island will identify the differences between damage from smoke and fire, so you’ll know how to take care of it fast.
After extinguishing a blaze, often you’re not only left with fire damage. The cleanup and restoration process addresses smoke stain and odor, and in many cases, water damage. Smoke and soot residue can sometimes be hard to see with the naked eye. That’s when one of United’s highly trained technicians uses a dry cleaning sponge to show our customers the unseen residue on affected areas. Some visible indications of fire smoke damage are:
Obviously, the same signs as above apply here. However, unlike smoke, fires have the capability to destroy objects and structures. Some unmistakable signs of fire loss are:
The amount of smoke and fire damage depends on how the blaze started, where it burned, how long it was burning, the temperature of the flames, and how much of your property was impacted. For instance, small fires may have a bit of soot, odor, and yellowing in the impacted area, but a highly destructive fire may result in intense levels of black soot and smoky odors, and much of the items damaged beyond repair. United’s team helps their customers determine what belongings can be salvaged.
There are many steps you can take to restore your Long Island home or business from damage caused by smoke and flames:
If you do experience a devastating loss at your property, United’s IICRC certified technicians can assess the damages from smoke and fire, and restore your space to its original condition or better. Call our 24/7 phone line at (631) 494-4764 to speak to our team right away.
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