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The Dangers of Fire Damage Restoration: Why Getting Professional Help Is a Smart Idea

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

If your home has recently been damaged by fire, you’re probably more than eager to kick-start the restoration process. After all, you can’t wait to resume your normal life again!

So you roll up your sleeves as you get ready to enter your fire-damaged home. You already have a game plan in your mind. But you should know a DIY approach isn’t the solution to your problems!

Wondering why you shouldn’t clean up yourself and opt for professional help instead? Here’s why!

Causes More Damage

If you’re taking out your cleaning supplies to clear away the aftermath of the fire incident, you might want to take a step back. Cleaning up after fire damage isn’t a walk in the park. It needs more than a face mask and a vacuum cleaner! It requires you to wipe away all the walls and floors to remove the soot and the residual elements thoroughly. So if you don’t have any professional equipment, you can’t expect to make any significant progress. Instead, attempting to clean it yourself will only result in more damage to your upholstery and property. 

Exposes You to Toxic Substances

You might be tempted to clean your fire-damaged home yourself. But cleaning up requires you to come directly in contact with hazardous substances. From smoke to soot particles and asbestos, these toxic elements can take a major toll on your overall health.

Even if you wear a dust mask, you can still inhale the soot and asbestos particulates. These can then enter your bloodstream to cause a number of health problems. To protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangerous effects of toxic substances, always enlist the help of a professional fire damage restoration company.

Adds To the Costs

If you’re going for a DIY clean up session to save some bucks, you might want to reconsider. Although it’s true that fire damage results in heavy costs for you as a homeowner, attempting a DIY job will only increase the costs.

It’s possible that you might end up throwing belongings that are salvageable. However, with the help of a professional fire damage restoration company, you’re able to save belongings that aren’t a lost cause. This way, you’ll only have to spend money on items that actually needed to be replaced.

**Courtesy of https://amnmasonry.com/blog/2019/5/20/the-dangers-of-fire-damage-restoration-why-getting-professional-help-is-a-smart-idea

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