If you have a fire at your home or business, you may think once the fire is out your problems will be solved. However, the fact is the fire itself was only the beginning of what could result in one difficulty after another. Whether the fire was large or a smaller one that was contained to one or two rooms, a variety of damage will have resulted that requires the expertise of professional restoration specialists. Rather than approach this situation blindly, here is what you need to know about fire and smoke damage restoration.

Smoke Odors
After the fire is out, smoke odors can linger indefinitely in a building’s structure, furniture, and equipment. Unfortunately, cleaning supplies available at retail stores will not begin to tackle this problem, which is why professional cleaning and restoration technicians should always be on the job.

Air Duct Cleaning
Since there will be significant amounts of soot and ash scattered throughout your building, always make sure you have skilled professionals conduct air duct cleaning as quickly as possible. If you fail to do so, you and others could be breathing in harmful chemicals sent throughout your home or business by way of the building’s air conditioning system.

Mold Damage and Restoration
Even if a minimal amount of water was needed to extinguish the fire, that is more than enough to allow mold to start growing inside and on walls, furniture, and almost anything else. Since mold can start growing in as little as 24 hours following a fire, make sure you immediately address this potential problem. If left untreated, mold can not only ruin a building’s structure and other items, but also present health problems that could lead to respiratory issues.

Furniture and Document Restoration
Finally, you may think furniture and important documents that were damaged in the fire are completely ruined. However, using specialized restoration techniques, Lotus professionals can bring new life to furniture and documents you thought were forever lost.

Should you be in need of fire and smoke damage restoration services following a fire, contact Lotus Restoration Services 24/7 at 480-500-5481.