Fire outbreak in the home can cause psychological and physical damages. It may affect you psychologically and force you to make unreasonable decisions that may aggravate the situation. Best thing to do when the fire is on is to keep calm and look for solution to the situation. Best solution is to seek to put the fire out. Reach out for anything that can be used in putting the fire out. Think of the fire extinguisher and think of calling the fire service. Most times, you will be fortunate and the fire service will arrive before the fire gets out of hand and burn the building down completely. Pending the time the fire service arrives, you can use the fire extinguisher to curtail the spread of the fire.
After the fire had been extinguished, you should not hesitate to get the home cleaned and restore it to its normal state. The smoke and soot should never be left for too long in the home. You should remove them as soon as possible. All the valuables that are not burnt or scorched should be salvaged and properly maintained. Let the smoke out of the home before you begin your cleaning process. Make sure you adequately protect yourself before you start the cleaning. How can you protect yourself? Use a respirator to prevent smoke from entering your lungs. Use facemask also to protect your eyes. A pair of goggle too must be worn to protect your eyes. You must never forget about hand gloves to protect your hands.
Every aspect of the home must be cleaned properly. Make sure the HVAC filter in the home is replaced. If there is any food left open during the fire incidence, it is possible smoke and soot had entered into such food. The best way to deal with this is to throw such food away. Eating such contaminated food may compromise your health, since it might have soaked in harmful chemicals. The walls, the ceilings and the floor must be restored properly after a fire incidence. Any burnt item must be thrown away. If your cabinet or other furniture items are burnt, it is better to get the burnt part removed and replaced with new ones. This will help remove stench of smoke from the home and will keep the atmosphere in the home clean and untainted.
Never forget to use deodorant in the home too. Deodorants will completely remove any stench or smell from the home and make the home more livable. After washing your walls and ceilings, you can add a layer of paint to the ceiling and the wall if the soot had extensively damaged the walls or the ceiling.
You can get help from the professionals
With help from professional, the cleaning of your home can be effectively and completely done to ensure no sooth or stench of smoke is left behind. The professionals will help to steam clean your carpets and drapes at considerable cheap rate. They can also help to vacuum-scrub ducts in the home to help remove smoke reside and soot.
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