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5 Things Fire Damage Restoration Services Can Fix

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be devastating. The good news is that fire damage restoration services have advanced techniques to salvage and rebuild many items you might assume are lost causes. Here are five types of damage fire restoration experts can often fix.

1. Furniture

Wood surfaces like furniture and flooring can suffer all types of fire-related damage from charring and smoke stains to warping and cracking. However, the right restoration methods like gentle cleaning, stain bleaching, color matching, and wood filler can return even badly damaged solid wood pieces to normal.

2. Drywall

Smoke, soot, and holes from bursting pipes or collapsed beams can damage drywall and plaster walls and ceilings. Restoration pros can scrub away soot, seal smoke odors, repair cracks and holes with joint compound, and retexture to match existing surfaces. In many cases, affected drywall does not need complete replacement.

3. Clothing

Clothing, curtains, linens, and other textiles exposed to smoke, soot, and chemicals from fire extinguishers can be salvaged. Restoration experts use specialized ozone-infused cleaning processes to deodorize and brighten fabrics without damage. For serious smoke odors, removing, replacing, and discarding only what is absolutely necessary helps limit costs.

4. Appliances

With their variety of materials and electronics, appliances are especially vulnerable to fire damage. However, many modern appliances can be disassembled, cleaned, repaired, and reconditioned after fires. Fire damage restoration techs work with manufacturers to determine repair options. Replacement parts return appliances to good working order.

5. Electronics

Heat and smoke damage delicate electronics, but restoration can fix many devices. Cleaning circuits and connections, replacing fried boards, and reloading software restores function. Older analog electronics are tougher to salvage, but digital devices often survive with surprisingly minor repairs needed.

According to The National Fire Protection Association, in 2022, local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.5 million fires in the United States. Don't assume everything is a total loss. Fire damage restoration services employ cutting-edge techniques to repair extensive damage to your home and belongings. With some work, you can move forward after a fire. If your home or business has caught on fire, we can help you to salvage as much as possible. Call our team at Extraction Brigade as soon as possible for expert help.

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