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    Cleaning Up After a Fire

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    When your home catches fire, there is a lot of damage that is left behind, even if the fire is put out quickly. The combination of water, soot and fire damage can be extremely difficult to clean up on your own, so it’s best to hire a professional cleaning company to handle the cleaning for you.
    The following guide walks you through a few things that a cleaning company will be able to clean up after your home has caught fire that you may not realize needs to be cleaned.

    Clean Up Soot Left in the Home

    When a fire breaks out, smoke and ash will spread throughout the home, and soot will collect on the ceilings, walls and carpeting. Breathing in the soot can be harmful to your health, which is why you should hire a professional to get rid of it for you. Hiring professionals to handle the cleaning for you will ensure that all of the soot and other smoke damage is completely removed. They have the necessary equipment and safety gear to keep them safe during the cleanup process.

    Remove Excessive Water

    In order to prevent mold from growing inside of the home, the moisture that is left behind after the water is removed will need to be evaporated. Water will have soaked into the walls, carpeting and even the ceilings in the home. Your professional cleaning crew will use large fans and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture quickly and easily.
    The professional crew will know how to properly place the dehumidifiers and the fans in your home so that they are able to remove the moisture as quickly as possible. It is best to stay out of the home until the moisture is removed to ensure that you do not breathe in anything that could be harmful to you.

    Remove Damaged Areas of the Home

    Fire will cause damage to your home. It is possible that some areas of your home will be badly burnt and need to be removed in order for your home to be safe for your family to live in. But many people do not realize that fire damage is not the only issue they will face. Water damage from the water that the firefighters used to put out the fire is also a huge issue that will need to be addressed.
    Moisture meters are specialized tools that are used to detect how much water has seeped into the walls, framing and flooring of the home. Moisture meters allow the crew to know if the items in your home can be dried out or if they need to be removed before your home can be restored to livable condition.
    If items that are too saturated are left inside your home, it can lead to harmful mold growth. Once mold starts growing in a home, it can spread very quickly and can be difficult to remove. Detecting which items are salvageable and which need to go is an essential step in the restoration process.  
    If your home catches on fire in the future, contact Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning  to handle all of the cleanup for you. You will be able to rest assured that your home will be safe to live in after the cleanup has finished and your home has been properly restored.
    • Diana Fuller

      I have had great experience with Steamatic of KC. Since I do foster work with dogs, my area rugs are into Steamatic yearly. Love the discount for bringing them in myself. They have also cleaned my carpets. While their prices are competitive they aren

    • Pete Hall

      On time, professional, friendly, worked fast and cleaned the carpet to new condition. Great service will use them again.

    • Carrie Jeske

      Jeffrey Degenhardt the GM was fantastic helping me get whole house pricing over email. He was responsive and accurate. The cleaning technician, Steven Green was EXCELLENT. He was detail oriented, hard working and really cared about doing a good job.