Why water is so important in the emergency smoke and fire damage restoration process, and why Dryfast will lessen damage caused to your home.
Do you know what is running through the mind of a fire fighter as they’re trying to save your burning home? As unfortunate as this may sound if you have a lot of expensive possessions, they’re certainly not worrying about ruining your PS4. The only thing anyone cares about, and I’m sure your neighbors appreciate this, is containing the fire before it’s allowed to spread further. They will essentially put the fire out by any means necessary, and they won’t stop until every last hot ember has lost its sparkly glow.
At the moment it’s happening you won’t have a care in the world apart from making sure everyone in your family has made it outside safety. As soon as you realize nobody is hurt its hard to stare at your home as you watch the firefighters try to prevent it burning to the ground. You automatically start to wonder if there is anything that could be saved, but you’re only focusing on the fire itself. You forget to realize the firefighters aren’t doing your home any special favors.
The Water Could Be The Real Danger
The water spraying out from the cannons could be real danger to your home. Of course they’re needed or else the fire would keep spreading, but if the burning is going on in a particular area of your home and they are spraying water everywhere what do you think is going to happen? If it’s too hard to guess, just think what would happen if you ran around throwing buckets of water over all of your possessions. During a fire the water is going to cause a huge amount of damage too.
Now the firefighters don’t care about your expensive Persian rugs, so you can’t walk up to them and ask if they’ll take it easy on the far left corner of your home. Once the fire is dead it will be a race against time to save as much of your home as possible, because even if you have insurance I’m sure there are some things you don’t want to replace. A much better solution would be to call upon the help of an emergency smoke and fire damage restoration company like us to handle your home.
Why We’ve Not Talked About Smoke And Fire
You might be thinking it’s pretty weird for an emergency smoke and fire damage restoration company to be so concerned with water, but the only reason we’re singling that out is because it’s the most pressing issue when it comes to salvaging your belongings. Once everything is wet they will need to be dried out immediately. The water will need to be extracted from everything until there is none left, which isn’t as easy as it sounds after a big fire.
The alternative is to let everything dry on its own, which is usually what you see people try to do if their home has been on fire and it’s finally put out. But what those people don’t understand is that there will be no saving going on, but instead their home will just be sitting there until everything is ready to be replaced. The soaking wet shell of a home will now be a breeding ground for mold.
It Doesn’t Matter Is Mold Is Bad For Your Health
In cases like this, mold affecting your health is one of the last things you should be worrying about. The real damage is done when it starts to grow on your surfaces. Is anything worth salvaging once it’s been overrun with mold? Dryfast will get into your home as soon as it’s safe to do so, and we’ll try to rectify all the damage caused by those water canons before it’s too late. If we get in there fast enough we have a much better success rate saving things for our customers.
If your home is on fire, please call 911. But after you’ve called the fire service you should call us, because although we don’t save lives like firefighters we do save possessions. We have a lot of years under our belt dealing with families who have watched their homes nearly burn to the ground, and we can definitely lessen the damage caused by the fire and everything else surrounding it if you don’t wait too long to call us out.