How to Repair Fire Damage in Your Home

Fire damage can be devastating, and it can take a lot of work to get rid of the smell and the visible signs of damage. If your home has suffered from fire damage, or you are considering purchasing a property that has been damaged in a fire, then there are several things that you should consider. As quoted from Seriousrestoration, “Fire restoration isn’t like water damage in Charlotte. Both are dangerous and can lead to permanent home damage.”

Firstly, you need to make sure that there are no lingering smoke smells. You can get rid of smoke smells by removing any charred and damaged items that you do not want to keep, vacuum cleaning any ash and soot, and then treating the property with a special paint that will trap the smoke smell. You must work carefully and systematically to ensure that every area of the property that was affected by the fire is treated, because even a small untreated area can leave a powerful smell.

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Wooden areas such as decking and patios can be cleaned with sodium bicarbonate to remove soot and ash. You should also try to bleach clean porcelain fixtures in the bathroom, because they usually clean up quite well, even if they look like they have been seriously damaged.

Cleaning up fire damage is a difficult job, but it is worth the effort.

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How To Get Rid Of Mold

Moisture is the key reason for mold growing in a home. If you live in an area where the natural humidity is high you can have a recurring problem with mold. Besides that the growth of mold requires certain conditions to persist for some time, and if they exist in a home and are not given sufficient attention, the chances are that mold will grow and can result in creating unhealthy living conditions.

Yes we all know mold isn’t a pretty topic, but it is very important to the health of your home. This is especially true in places like Texas where water and mold damage are highly prevalent.

Mold spores must be present for mold growth and they are so small and easily carried by wind that they can come in to a home from anywhere. They require a food source that can come from wood, a drywall, or cotton material. Mold does not grow where sunlight comes into a home, bringing ultraviolet light. They will require some warmth, oxygen from the air and moisture. Most homes do have areas in the home that have all these conditions that can encourage mold growth, and when you have a problem with dampness or moisture, you are almost certain to see mold growing. (Source – from Restorepair.com, the leading mold and water restoration dudes in Atlanta)

This dampness can come from leaks in pipes or areas behind drywalls that have developed cracks and permitted moisture from the outside to get into a home. The use of humidifiers or the drying of clothes within the home can lead to damp conditions. Proper ventilation can go a long way to prevent these conditions from developing and hence reduce the chances of mold growth. Immediate attention to leaks in pipes can also discourage this growth.