Fire, fire burning bright:
When a fire takes place, there is hardly any time at all to think about what to do other than exit the place immediately and help evacuate the other inmates. There is no time to collect expensive china or even silks and souvenirs. Without any doubt, you will be burnt to death if you attempted to do anything as silly as that.
Fire and tide wait for no one:
The fire has the ability to spread so quickly that before you know it, it has spread to the entire house. Therefore it will afford no time other than enough to save the lives of the people and pets. Fire can engulf and raze down the entire place in less than five minutes.
The danger that fire poses to life:
The number of deaths involved in fires is steadily increasing year after year and property worth millions of dollars are getting razed to the ground. The irony is ‘home’ which is the considered to be safe haven can turn out to be a burning grave if necessary fire safety precautions are not taken.
The dangers that arise from a fire to life are:
- The toxic fumes can cut across the inhaler’s internal organs such as his lungs and cause asphyxiation and result in instant death;
- If smoke is continuously inhaled for more than five minutes, it can cause drowsiness and unconsciousness;
- The toxic fumes are carcinogenic;
- If fire lights up in the middle of the night, then the people may fall into deeper sleep ultimately passing out.
The danger that fire poses to property:
The destruction that fire can cause to property is enormous. The fire burns through the furnishings first and then it eats up all the wood in quick succession and eventually burns holes even in walls.
Why should you aim for quick restoration of fire?
- The faster the better: when you are restoring a fire ravaged home, it is always better to do it earlier than wait. This is because in the early stages you can take stock of the damage and try to get back to normalcy as early as possible.
- Sometimes, the fire-ravaged property if left alone can start smaller fires and still further damage the property. Therefore, it is very pertinent that complete inspection of the ravaged property is done.
- Property ravaged by fire becomes structurally weak. A thorough check is warranted by the agencies and only then the house be allowed to be reoccupied
The restoration work must be undertaken only by the professionals:
It is strongly recommended that the restoration of the fire-ravaged property to be undertaken only by professional services. They are trained to take care of such property.
Contamination has to be cleaned up:
Fire, where dangerous solvents are stored, can mean that the property is highly contaminated and nothing less than a professional service will do to clean up the place.
The air quality inside the property is suffocating with toxicity reaching the upper limits. A professional restorer will make sure the air quality in the home is improved by suggesting practical methods, for instance, breaking the walls, etc.
The columns and beams could be affected and the building may have become unsafe for habitation. Professional service will bring in the right certifying agents to survey and assess the property to be safe for re-habitation.
Why do fire restoration services need to be called in?
When your home is ravaged and razed to the ground by the flames, we recommend that you call in a restoration service as early as possible so that the damage so caused is assessed quickly and you and your home can be well back on your way to normalcy.
The collateral damages of a fire:
That your home has been burnt with all the valuables in it is the main damage that you have suffered. But sadly, it does not stop with that. Most of the fires warrant dousing them with waters from powerful jet pumps and extinguishers used by the firemen and that can cause more damage to the property and its furnishing.
Meanwhile, even after the fire has been brought under control, mini sparks and fires can continue to take place inside the premises due to the short circuit in the faulty electrical lines or half burnt electrical and electronic goods inside the house.
When you opt for fire restoration you get a package:
Going for a fire restoration service is highly recommended on the count that you do not have to coordinate between the various federal agencies to restore your property. Most of the restoration service companies offer you a complete package wherein they take the ravaged home from you in as of condition and deliver the completely restored property after coordinating with the insurance and the other structural efficacy assessment agencies. Most of the companies follow a set pattern but you may go through their service brochure in order to zero in on the best one for you.
The case for calling in the restoration people as early as possible:
Some people think that restoration agencies can be called in at leisure. But this lackadaisical attitude can mean going through additional loss after the initial loss due to fire.
Step #1 early entry into the property:
The restoration services if called in early can help in restoring the property as much as possible. For example, if the property is ravaged from the exterior but there are things inside like expensive heirloom or china that can be revived, early restoration can be a boon.
Step #2 assessing the amount of damage:
Assessment of the damage by the company will help them chalk a plan for restoring the property and also to give you a fair idea about the estimated cost of the repairs to the building.
Step #3 tapping the leaks
The restoration company is trained and qualified to identify the areas that need prioritizing and therefore the restoration will happen in the most practical of ways so as to not further damage the property.
Step #4 clearing up
This is the crux of the whole process. Here is a bulleted list of the services offered
- Removal of water pools;
- Cleaning of stains of smoke and soot on furniture and walls;
- Drying up of the wet area;
- Sanitizing the place so that the odor of smoke does not linger;
- Removal and disposal of things that are burnt beyond any use.
Step#5 actual restorations through repair and refurbishmentF
Structure strengthening, relaying of carpets, new furniture and upholstery and painting of walls will be the next logical step to bring back the property to looking as good as new.
Step #6 preventing future fires
Preventing future fires is also in the scope of the restoration service and therefore they will counsel the inmates as well as make sure that the restored building is compliant with all the federal rules of fire safety.