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fire damageWhen the firefighters have done their job, it might seem like the danger is over and that your home is safe from further devastation, but without house restoration professionals to thoroughly clean up after fire damage, your home will never return to normal.

If left unhindered, smoke and ash will cause extensive discoloration, corrosion and etching – not to mention strong, lingering odors. Professionals who clean up smoke and fire damage can stop this before it becomes a major issue, assuming they have been contacted soon enough.

The first thing ash does is discolor surfaces. Anything that was close to the fire or made of plastic will discolor within minutes and, after several hours, finishes on appliances will start turning yellow and metals will tarnish. In a few days, the ash will cause permanent discoloration of walls, as well as upholstery and clothing. Vinyl and wood will need to be replaced or refinished, and metal will corrode.

If professionals aren’t called in to address smoke and fire damage, the cost of restoration will burgeon after a few weeks. Glass may be severely etched, and carpets may be permanently discolored, which will necessitate replacement. The odors caused by the fire may still be present and strong enough to be unbearable. Since ash is acidic, the longer you wait for restoration to commence, the more destruction it will cause.

At Spangler Restoration in Charlotte, NC, we are a team of restoration, cleaning and remodeling professionals who offer disaster repair & cleaning for residential and commercial properties. We guarantee fast emergency response and the latest technology. Please contact us for more information.

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