Much of the damage that occurs during a fire in a home or business does not come from flames. Instead, it is damage caused by smoke or soot and by the water or chemicals used to extinguish the fire that usually result in the greatest degree of destruction. However, there are things you can do that make it more likely that a professional can restore your home or business and its contents to their original condition.
J&M Keystone, Inc. offers complete smoke, fire and water cleanup services by professionals who understand how to mitigate the damage caused by a home or business fire. These professionals are able to give you fast service that results in like-new conditions for your home or business. With help from the professionals at J&M Keystone, Inc., you can reverse the damage caused by smoke, soot, fire, water and chemicals.
Smoke and soot generally cause far more problems for home and business owners who are victims of a fire than the flames themselves. Not only are smoke and soot corrosive, but the damage they cause is often exacerbated by the damage from flames as well as from water and chemicals used to fight the fire. In just a few short minutes, a fire can cause thousands of dollars in damage and leave a layer of soot and smoke over the contents of a building that, if not cleaned immediately, may cause even more damage in the long run.
Getting soot and smoke out of a home or business and its contents requires a professional, according to experts who have studied the effects of smoke damage. Home and business owners should never try to handle smoke damage cleanup alone as they can easily cause irreparable damage or spread the effects of soot over a larger area, making cleanup more difficult. There are certain steps that must be taken immediately after a fire to maximize the chances that soot and smoke damage can be repaired, and only a professional can perform these tasks.
However, there are things that you can do to help the professionals with their job and to give yourself the best chance of complete recovery from smoke and soot damage. Here are some tips on what you should do immediately after a fire.
There are also some things you should not attempt to do yourself. You should always hire a professional to perform these jobs to protect your valuable building and contents.
J&M Keystone, Inc. can help you recover from smoke and soot damage and restore your home or business to its former condition.