Fire Damage and the Effects of Waiting

By Carpet Tech January 23, 2019 Fire Restoration

Fire Damage and the Effects of Waiting

“Fire!” It’s something that you always hear about, but something that you never hope to hear, especially when it comes to you and your home. It’s fast, it’s devastating, and it can leave you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. Even though you may not be in control of the fire or when it happens, you can control how (and how quickly) your home is restored following a fire.

The damage that a fire leaves behind can range in severity and can become even worse the longer that proper restoration is postponed. When it comes to the act of restoration, time is of the essence. It’s important to start the clean-up right way in order to prevent more damage and long-term problems, some of which can include the following:


  • Permanent staining and discoloration of ceilings, walls, and other home surfaces

  • The rust and corrosion of metallic objects

  • Permanent damage to items following prolonged, direct exposure to and contact with soot

  • Trapped smoke odors in hidden places such as AC vents and the space behind your walls

  • Prolonged smoke damage caused by soot hiding in places like your roof, attic, or exterior walls

Waiting means more problems, and more problems mean more money! It’s a lot to take in and as hard as dealing with the aftermath of a fire may seem, prioritizing restoration is the best way to save your home, as well as some cash.

It’s completely normal to feel a bit scatterbrained following a fire and we want to be there to help in any way that we can. Carpet Tech is a full-service fire damage restoration company whose team of cleaning professionals, contractors, carpenters, and painters handles every aspect of the restoration process, saving you time and headaches. We’re proud to offer each and every one of our clients unrivaled experience and immediate response times for a broad range of fire scenarios, from clean up all the way to reconstruction.

It may seem like the fire is in control, but when it comes to bringing your home back to life, you call the shots and we want to be there whenever you may need us!

Have you recently had a fire and are looking for questions? Visit us here to start with a free restoration quote!