December is one of the busiest months for firefighters due to the increased risk of fire caused by faulty holiday lighting, improper use of space heaters and fireplaces, and mistakes made creating holiday meals. While there are many articles that give advice on how to prevent fires during the holiday season, this one addresses what to do if despite your best efforts, you need fire and smoke damage services.
The first thing to understand is that fire and smoke damage services often also involve water damage cleanup. This isn’t the case with a smaller fire that you’ve been able to contain with a fire extinguisher but will be a concern if the fire is large enough to require firefighters’ efforts to put out the fire.
The next thing to know is that any fire produces smoke and it permeates further than where the fire occurred. You could have smoke and soot in adjoining rooms and even disbursed throughout your home. Fire and smoke damage services are necessary to get the odor out and restore indoor air quality for the health and comfort of your family.
Finally, it is important to know that professional fire and smoke damage services are the ideal solution for removing contaminants that were released during the fire. Fire produces three different types of residues and it takes experience to know how to remove them properly. The residue from the burning of synthetic materials is different than what comes from natural substances, which also differs from protein-rich substances.
At AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central, we have the experience to provide you with exceptional fire and smoke damage services to restore indoor air quality and get your life back to normal. It is always our hope that nobody in our service area experiences a fire over the holiday season, but should it happen to you, know that we have the expertise to address the specific nature of the fire involved. Contact us today with any questions you might have.