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The Bonfire Got Out of Hand! Time for Fire Damage Restoration

March 17th, 2020 · No Comments

The April winds bring warmer weather and the fun of weekend bonfires in Harford County, MD. After a late-night bonfire, your family goes to bed, only to be woken later by the smell of smoke. The bonfire wasn’t completely out, and drifting embers ignited the side of the house. In the aftermath of the fire, where can you find help with fire damage restoration?

 

How much damage did the fire cause? Before any fire damage restoration can happen, the extent of the damage has to be assessed. The structure needs to be inspected to make sure it’s still safe. While the damage can look superficial, the fire may have burned farther into the wood then you can see. It takes a professional to know for sure how much damage the structure has sustained. Once the damaged has been assessed, the fire damage restoration can begin to return your home back to normal.

 

Fire damage cleanup has many steps. When a building catches fire, it isn’t just the flames that cause damage. Smoke can cause discoloration on the walls and leave a smell that hangs around forever, and soot from the burning materials can leave a toxic, filthy layer on everything in the space. The water or fire extinguishing substance used can mix with the soot, creating even more problems. When water and soot combine a sludge is created, coating everything it touches and causing secondary damage that’s difficult to reverse. It’s important that fire damage cleanup starts as quickly as possible to protect your belongings and home.

 

Use a professional service for your fire damage restoration. Because of the damage caused by each component of a fire and the secondary damage from the combination of water and soot, it’s important to use a professional service when tackling fire damage cleanup. ServiceMaster of Bel Air is here to help all those in the Harford and Baltimore Counties with fire damage cleanup. Our technicians are trained in all the latest techniques to ensure the fire damage restoration is done correctly, quickly, and completely.

 

If your Harford or Baltimore County home has suffered fire damage, give ServiceMaster of Bel Air a call immediately at (800) 570-4206. We’ll thoroughly inspect your home and work meticulously to ensure your fire damage restoration services are done right.

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