Dealing with Fire Damage in Port JervisOct 12, 2015
House fires are not only deadly, they also create devastating property loss. Home and business owners in Port Jervis are often caught off guard by the challenges that present themselves when dealing with fire damage in Port Jervis. Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI wants home and business owners to familiarize themselves with the following information when it comes to fire damage in Port Jervis.
Really, your first step should be to call in a local fire damage cleanup company like Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI.
Otherwise you should consider doing the following:
Assess the Damage. Many homeowners overlook items that have been in damaged by a fire. You or a professional fire damage repair company to thoroughly inspect the following items before using them:
- Dishes & Utensils
Dishes and food are some of the most commonly overlooked items that may have been damaged in a house or business fire. When it comes to food and dishes you want to check EVERYTHING. Even if the fire didn’t reach the kitchen or food pantry you want to make sure they have not been contaminated. Smoke and soot can find its way into any of the nooks and crannies on your property.
Any other items that have been damaged beyond repair should be properly disposed of and replaced. Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI in Port Jervis can help you determine what it salvageable and what must be thrown away.
Fire, Smoke & Water Oh My!
Flames cause the most visible fire damage but smoke, soot and water damage are the harder to spot, sometimes invisible hazards. Smoke contains small acidic particles that damage and erode away the materials of your home. Soot is a fine black dust that coats everything. There carbon particles can cause severe lung deficiencies if inhaled.
Where does the water damage come in? When fire officials attempt to extinguish the fire water is left behind causing more damage. If overlooked water damage can lead to mold damage and to more health problems.
Call a Professional
After the fires has been contained and you are permitted to enter the property the areas affected by water must be completely dried out to avoid further property damage and loss. Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI can perform water damage cleanup and fire damage cleanup to help you minimalize your property damages and property loss. Our professionals have the equipment needed to efficiently and quickly remove any water that may have entered your home or business.