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Ditch These Three Fire Restoration Myths for Good!

Homeowners or building owners sometimes assume restoration is impossible after a fire, especially if the damage is extensive or severe. However, fire restoration is a possible and viable solution after a damaging, non-destructive fire at your home or business. In this article, we are breaking down common myths surrounding fire restoration and providing facts about the restoration process.

Myth #1: You Cannot Salvage a Home or Building After a Fire.

Fact: Fire restoration is possible, even after a major disaster.

Depending on the severity of the damage, it can take weeks or months to restore the structure to its pre-fire condition. However, that does not mean it’s impossible to reconstruct or repair a building following fire damage. A dependable fire restoration company will thoroughly assess all damage, determine the scale of work to be done, and develop a course of action to return your home or business to its original state.

Myth #2: Water Damage Ruins a Home After a Fire.

Fact: Water mitigation is often the first step toward fire restoration.

Where there is fire, there is also water—at least in the fire-fighting process. Between the constant streams of water used to douse the fire and the possible leaks within the home from pipe destruction, it is highly probable that your home will suffer certain levels of water damage in addition to fire damage.

There are extreme instances where severe water damage prevents restoration after a fire, but the restoration process typically begins with water mitigation. The mitigation process can take several days to remove the water and dry out any excess. After the water is removed and no longer causing further damage, your restoration company can begin focusing on the fire damage.

Myth #3: The Smoke Smell Cannot Be Removed After a Fire.

Fact: A thorough, diligent restoration company will remove smoke damage and all lingering smoke odors during the cleanup phase of the fire restoration process.

Cleaning up smoke damage after a fire is an intensive process and takes time when performed correctly. Smoke damage includes soot, ash, char, and the smokey smell of these components. During cleanup, your restoration company will work to remove all smoke and soot from inside and outside the home, applying deodorizing agents to rid the area of lasting odors. After the restoration process is complete, there should not be any evidence of a fire within the house or building.

Call 24/7 AfterCare Restoration 215.515.1000

Have you recently experienced fire damage at your home or business? We provide the fire restoration solutions you need to bring your structure back to pre-loss conditions. Tell us about the extent of your fire damage today: 215-515-1000

Aftercare Restoration a local, veteran-owned emergency damage restoration company offering 24/7 fire restoration services. This includes fire board-up, demo, structural cleaning, odor removal, and complete rebuild and reconstruction service. As a local veteran-owned company, we’re committed to earning your trust and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

Because of our expertise and reputation for 5-star customer service, AfterCare Restoration is the leader in fire damage restoration and smoke soot damage restoration in Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties. AfterCare Restoration is a certified firm by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the leading training agency in the disaster restoration industry.

Our team of IICRC-certified technicians is trained with the best methods and technology to clean up any-size fire damage and restore your property. We abide by the most stringent industry standards, meaning you can trust our team to get the job done right the first time! As a local veteran-owned company, we are committed to 5-star customer service and stand 100% behind our work.

Call 24/7 AfterCare Restoration 215.515.1000

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