“I turned my back for a moment, just a minute,” Rita J., a Cape Cod resident, explained. “And when I turned back, the whole stove was on fire.  There were flames everywhere, on the counter top, the cabinets.” She choked back a sob. “I thought we were going to lose everything!”

Luckily, a rapid response by emergency services kept Rita’s home from burning completely to the ground. There was, however, extensive damage to her kitchen.

“I can’t even tell you how terrible it was. How do you begin cleaning up after such a mess?”

Cape Cod Fire Damage Clean Up

Fire mitigation begins with having your home inspected and the fire damage evaluated.  This process lets you know how significantly your home has been damaged, and what needs to be done to remedy the situation.  The first priority is always the safety and integrity of the structure.  This can include boarding up a property to prevent further damage from the elements until building repairs can be made.  This also protects your privacy and possessions from people who would try to take advantage of your misfortune. Once the safety and integrity of the building  has been assured, it’s time for your qualified cleaning service professionals to address the smoke and water damage that a fire can cause.

Removing smoke and soot from surfaces can help mitigate some of the horrible odor that lingers after a house fire. Carpet cleaning is essential to remove further odors, as well as excess moisture that remains from fire fighting efforts.  Excessive moisture can contribute to mold and mildew growth — and that’s a problem you don’t need on top of everything else!

Our homes are more than walls and carpet!  Fire mitigation involves cleaning and deodorizing clothing, drapes, upholstered furniture, and other personal belongings.  Your fire clean up service can walk you through the process, striving to help you salvage as many of your possessions as possible.