4 Ways We Can Help Your Property Recover After a Fire
As a property owner, a fire can be one of the most devastating disasters that can happen to your property and it can be equally as stressful to recover after a fire too. Not only can it cause significant damage, but it can also leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure about where to turn for help.
According to a report by the Home Office, there were 26,959 house fires in the year ending March 2022. After a fire in the home or at a business premises, the priority is to return the property back to its pre-incident condition as soon as possible, so fire restoration services by a professional company are essential.
Fortunately, Rainbow Restoration UK is here to help you recover after a fire with our disaster recovery and commercial cleaning services.
How we can help your property recover after a fire:
1. Smoke removal
Smoke and odour removal after a fire is one of the most complicated parts of the fire damage restoration process because it’s invisible and takes specialist knowledge to remove it quickly and efficiently. The sooner you call in a fire restoration services company the better, as time is of the essence. Heat and pressure from a fire causes smoke to rise up through floorboards and seep into cracks in the walls which means, if not cleaned up by a specialist fire restoration services company, smoke residue and contaminants can linger for years.
2. Water damage
A side-effect of fire damage that’s often forgotten, is water damage. Water from fire hoses that put out house fires can not only damage belongings, carpets and upholstery, but can also have serious consequences for the structure of a property. A specialist fire restoration services company will be on call 24 hours a day and have the professional equipment to extract standing water left behind by the fire service. Once the water is removed, the building and any contents that are salvageable can be dried out, sanitised and deodorised.
3. Getting rid of household items that are beyond saving
Unfortunately, some furniture and personal belongings may be unsalvageable due to smoke and soot damage. These need to be bagged up and thrown away. However, a fire restoration services company will be able to assess what can be saved, and what can’t. Some belongings can be cleaned on site using specialist equipment, and clothes and other porous items can be dry cleaned.
4. Cleaning carpets and upholstery
After a fire, the smoke and soot can penetrate deep into your carpets and upholstery, leaving behind a stubborn odour and stains. Our carpet and upholstery cleaning services are designed to remove any lingering smoke odour, stains, and other contaminants from your carpets and upholstery. Our team of experts uses the latest equipment and techniques to restore your carpets and upholstery to their pre-fire condition.
How long does it take to recover from fire damage?
The time it takes to recover from fire damage depends on the extent of the damage. Minor damage may take a few days to repair, while major damage may take several weeks or even months to repair.
How can we remove smoke odour from a property?
Our smoke odour removal services use advanced techniques and equipment to eliminate all traces of smoke odour from your property. We’ll work diligently to ensure that your property is not only restored to its pre-fire condition but is also free of any lingering smoke odours.
Call Rainbow Restoration UK today
At Rainbow Restoration UK, we understand that recovering from a fire can be a daunting task. That’s why we’re here to help. Our disaster recovery and commercial cleaning services are designed to help you recover after a fire and get your property back to its pre-fire condition as quickly as possible. With just one call to Rainbow, you can arrange the fire restoration services and recovery support you need.
We have a 24-hour helpline, so you can get help when you need it. And, as we have more than 50 branches across the UK, it’s likely that there’s a Rainbow Restoration branch within just 23 miles of your postcode.