Fire Damage Cleanup in Lorain County

The damage that fire causes to your home is much more than structural damage from flames and heat. There are several less noticeable ways that fire can damage your personal belongings, impacting the health and safety of your family if not handled quickly and properly. RestorePro is here to provide heartfelt tips on determining if your belongings are safe to keep and how to handle the cleanup process.

Burnt DishCan my dishes be cleaned after a fire?

Most dishes, including pots, pans, baking dishes, silverware, and utensils—essentially anything that will come into contact with your food—can and should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after a fire. However, dishes made of plastic or wood will likely need to be discarded because the smoke can be absorbed into the material. To ensure your dishes are safe, wash them in hot water with soap, and then rinse them in a bleach solution. Taking these extra steps can provide peace of mind, knowing your family is using clean and safe dishes.

TFire Damage Hazardhe fire never touched my food. Is it safe?

Fires release hazardous toxins into the air as various items burn. These toxins can permeate food stored in your home, making it unsafe to eat. Ingesting food exposed to these toxins can cause illness. Additionally, the heat from the fire can damage canned goods, making them potentially harmful. As a rule of thumb, if you suspect any food has been impacted by the fire, it is best to discard it to protect your family’s health.

Smoke Damage RemovalMy clothing and furniture like smoke, now what?

Smoke damage can affect areas of your home far from the actual fire. Bedding, clothing, draperies, rugs, and carpeting can all absorb the smell of smoke and will need to be treated to be safely used again. Clothing can also retain toxins that may be harmful, so it should not be worn until properly cleaned and disinfected. Many clothing items that have suffered smoke damage can be restored, depending on the material. You may want to consider taking larger items to a commercial cleaner experienced in restoring items from smoke damage.

For carpeting, furniture, or rugs, consult a professional fire restoration expert from RestorePro to remove smoke damage effectively. If your carpeting and furniture also sustained water damage, the restoration expert can also remove water and dry your carpets and furniture. Depending on the extent of the damage and how long the carpeting has been damp, it might be best to replace it rather than attempt to restore it.

Cleanup After A Fire and Smoke Damage

While the urge to handle the cleanup yourself is understandable, many factors could impact your health and safety. RestorePro is here to help with your concerns and questions. Fire restoration is an extensive process that affects many areas of your home. Working alongside a fire restoration specialist can be incredibly beneficial. They can focus on larger projects while you concentrate on cleaning clothing, dishes, and other items. This collaboration will not only speed up the cleanup process but also alleviate some of the burden from your shoulders.

RestorePro is dedicated to helping the residents of Lorain County with all their fire damage cleanup needs. We understand the emotional toll a fire can take on you and your family, and we are here to make the restoration process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Call Restore Pro at 877-594-9125 for all of your fire damage cleanup needs.