After you have a structure that suffers from a fire, if the structure was not completely destroyed, you are going to need to clean up and work to restore the structure itself. When it comes to cleaning up after a structural fire, you are going to have to undergo a few different types of cleanup processes.
When it comes to a structural fire, one of the most damaging parts of the fire is often not caused by the flame themselves but rather by the smoke that accompanies the flames.
For example, a fire that is contained in your kitchen can result in smoke that could spread to your living room, bedrooms, and utility rooms. Smoke from even a self-contained fire can easily spread throughout numerous rooms of your home, causing damage that you have to address.
Smoke can soak into fabric materials, such as your couch, mattress, and draperies. Smoke can ruin your carpet and furniture and requires either thermal fogging or ozone treatment in order to get rid of the smoke.
Soot is just as damaging as smoke. Soot is left over when organic material is burned. There are two different types of soot that are left behind after a fire: dry soot and oily soot. You can generally clean up dry soot on your own. However, oily soot is really difficult to get rid of and needs to be professionally cleaned. Trying to clean up oily soot on your own can clog up your cleaning devices.
The third type of damage that you have to clean up after a structural fire is water damage. When the fire department comes to put out a fire, they are going to spray the fire and the surrounding space in your home with water. In the process of putting out the fire, your home is going to suffer water damage.
You are going to need to use a dehumidifier to remove all the moisture from the air, and you are going to have to get rid of moisture in order to avoid mold damage, which often follows water damage.
When your home suffers from a structural fire, you need to bring in a professional restoration team to help clean up your home. Your home, more than likely, suffered from smoke, soot, and water damage and could suffer from mold damage if things don't get cleaned up right away. A fire damage restoration service can help get your home back together.