Memphis Fire Damage Tips

Fire damage can completely a destroy property and cause an overwhelming amount of stress. Effective, immediate action is essential in fire and smoke damage restoration because after a fire is extinguished, you’re still at risk of further damages. The Memphis fire restoration experts at ServiceMaster by Capital Construction are here to offer tips on repairing fire damage effectively.

Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic. When burned, these synthetic materials create a variety of complex chemical reactions. When these chemicals remain on your fixtures and belongings for a small amount of time, your valuables will go from cleanable and restorable to completely unsalvageable.

The professionals of ServiceMaster by Capital Construction are experts in understanding the agents that can effectively restore and salvage your belongings. We’ll be able to remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets. Thesetechniques save time, money, and help get your life and home back to normal as soon as possible!

What to Do if You Have Smoke and/or Fire Damage

Due to the instability of chemicals from post-fire contents, efforts made to clean up damage prior to the arrival of professionals may cause additional damages and in some cases ruin contents altogether. Please use extreme caution when applying these tips.To keep costs and damage to a minimum, call ServiceMaster by Capital Construction immediately.

Here are the following tips:

  • Blow off or brush-vacuum loose soot particlesfrom upholstery, drapes, and carpets.
  • Clean Formica, chrome, and porcelain fixtures inthe kitchen and bathroom to prevent permanent tarnishing.
  • Cover carpeted traffic areas with towels or oldlinens to prevent additional soiling.
  • If electricity is off, clean out your freezerand refrigerator. Leave the doors propped open or place charcoal in theunit.
  • Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to aqualified professional dry cleaner that specializes in smoke damage.
  • Discard open food packages. The food could becontaminated.
  • Change the air filter on your air systems.
  • Tape cloth over intake and outlet air registersto capture loose soot in the air. This is even more effective if the clothis damp.
  • If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees,air out the house to reduce smoke odor.

For any fire damage restoration job large or small, Contact your Memphis Fire Damage experts at Service Master by Capital Construction today!