A fire doesn’t have to burn for a long time to cause a lot of damage. This fire earlier this summer in Plymouth reportedly burned for only a short time – but you can see the results in the photo!

Fire Damage: The 411

Fire damage is not as simple as it sounds.  Some of the damage that happens during a fire is directly attributable to the flames: burned, charred, or singed items often came in direct contact with the fire.  Smoke and soot add another layer of damage.  Smoke and soot cling to every surface they come in contact with, leaving behind an ashy film that lingers – a film that stinks and makes your possessions feel dirty and despoiled.  The water and chemicals firefighters use to save your home can cause further damage.  Afterward, the homeowner is left, looking into blackened rooms and wondering, “Can anything be saved?”

Plymouth: Content Cleaning

Cleaning up after a fire requires more than a bucket and sponge. A good portion of the contents of our homes, from the carpeting on the floor through the paint on our walls, is synthetic.  Being exposed to the intense heat and complex chemical makeup of smoke and soot, can alter those synthetic materials.  Cleaning walls, carpeting, and belongings after a fire event requires understanding the complex chemistry involved and using the right technology and equipment to restore as many of your belonging as possible.

What Can Be Saved?

Every fire is different, and there’s no way to predict in advance which belongings will survive.  However, content cleaning services have been used to salvage items made of brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, and porcelain. Upholstered furniture and carpeting can be cleaned and restored.

Every item saved is an item you don’t have to replace. There’s no way to avoid the financial impact of a house fire, but content cleaning services helps keep those expenses as small as possible.