What You Can Do To Help Cleanup After A Fire
Even a small fire can cause a great deal of damage. Your walls may be stained, your home may smell, and your possessions may be beyond repair. While you’ll need to bring in professionals if the damage is severe, you may be able to take care of some of the clean up on your own.
When it comes to fire damage, it’s extremely important to act fast. The longer you wait to clean things up, the harder it will be. While safety should be your primary concern, you should begin cleaning as soon as you possibly can.
While cleaning, you should make sure to wear the proper safety gear. You’ll be working with strong products, and there will still be a great deal of odor from the smoke. Put on goggles, rubber gloves, and a breathing mask before you put yourself to work.
When it comes to fire damage, the best cleaning product you work is something called TSP. This is an extremely strong solution that can get rid of even persistent stains. Mix a small amount of TSP with warm water, and your clean up job can officially begin.
Soak a heavy-duty sponge in your mixture, and begin to scrub a small area of the damage. After you’ve scrubbed thoroughly, rinse it off with a cloth soaked in clean water. Then, soak the sponge again and scrub some more. You may have to do this a number of times before you see real progress.
If the TSP isn’t making a difference, you may want to bring in the big guns. However, doing a little cleaning work yourself can save you a great deal of money and can make your home far easier to repair. There’s no reason not to try cleaning things up on your own, but you need to make sure you take all the correct safety precautions first and you get the green light to be able to enter your home again from the professionals. Action 1 Restoration provides fire damage restoration and cleanup services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have the proper equipment, training and experience to handle small or large jobs and restore your home.
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