How Smoke Hurts Your Home
House fires are reported to fire departments about every 24 seconds and cost thousands of lives each year and thousands to homes and buildings.
Smoke and fire damage can be severe and if the home survives the fire, it should be inspected, quickly, cleaned and recovery actions addressed to avoid permanent damage.
When you've been told it's safe 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.
Thankfully, your home is still standing, but you must get an inspection of the foundation and the structure for safety.
If the fire 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 HVAC system.
SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North 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 HVAC system.
If you have fire damage in Chesapeake, call us at 757-465-9700.