Have you recently had some kind of fire in your home or office building and aren’t sure what the next step is? Does it seem like there’s a smell (no matter how faint) of smoke in your building and it just won’t go away? The truth is that damaging fires in the Southern California area can strike at literally any time, not just during the warm, dry summer and autumn months. Here at Scope Environmental, our smoke damage restoration in Los Angeles and the surrounding area is always available to help, 24/7. There are some things to keep in mind about fire and smoke damage, so that you can be in a better position to protect yourself, your family, and your property.
Cleaning Can Be a Start, But It’s Rarely Enough
If you can safely do so, removing debris and cleaning affected surfaces in your home with odor-neutralizing products can help. That said, in most cases, it can only “help,” it can’t solve the problem. Smoke particles can be so damaging for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is that they can worm their way into those narrow crevasses and nooks in your home that you might not even be aware of or see, much less clean often. So, you could be left with a smoke smell (or worse) for a long period of time to come.
Smoke, Floors, and You
Hardwood floors can be durable and gorgeous. Unfortunately, they can also be particularly at risk of lasting smoke damage. The truth is that these floors are porous when compared to other kinds of flooring. So, that means the smoke particles can get in that much easier. In fact, wood furnishings of all kinds can suffer from smoke damage. Here at Scope Environmental, we’ve been able to help many to restore their homes to a pre-loss condition. That doesn’t mean that we’re guaranteed to save everything, but, we have been able to help so many to save more than they would have thought possible.
The Sooner, the Better
Smoke damage, like damage from fire, water, and other threats, is best dealt with quickly. The sooner you can bring in our professionals to alleviate the conditions, the better. The clock starts ticking from the moment that fire harms your building. These are just some of the reasons that we’re available every day of the year at any time of the day.
Smoke, mold, and other forms of damage can cause problems that, unfortunately, can’t be solved on your own. You may be able to mitigate some of the problems, to lessen the damage they’ll do, but it’s almost impossible for a person to remediate severe damage on their own. That’s to say nothing of restoration, of restoring a building after the damage. You and your property deserve the work of qualified, experienced professionals. Here at Scope Environmental, we’re quite literally always on call at (855) 961-2660.