14 May How to avoid smoke damage in buildings
The extent of damage caused by a fire is huge, but we cannot deny that the damage caused by smoke is equally dangerous – and challenging to get rid of. There is no other way but to opt for smoke damage cleanup companies to get things done properly. So in case of a fire, your main objective should be to reduce the damage caused by fire and smoke as much as you can. So here are a few ways by how you can do that – read on:
Open up the windows and doors
The more compact and closed the rooms in the building, higher the chances of the smoke getting to each and every wall, ceiling and floor. If the smoke has an outlet, it won’t be a possibly cause as much damage. So instead, ensure you have proper ventilation which allows the rooms to breathe and all the smoke out of the room. This will also help to bring down the temperature to some extent.
Cover all the important documents and items in a cloth
These documents won’t be of any use if they’re covered with soot through and through. Instead, you could opt for covering all of them with cheese-cloth, by taping the cloth properly you can easily keep away all the floating soot from these documents and items.
Check out the air filters
The air filters have a higher chance of getting clogged in case of smoke. So it’s best you check the filters of your air purifier and replace them right away. You don’t want the same bad air circulating in your home. Plus, you would struggle to get the odour out of your home if you don’t really bother to check and change the filter.
Taking due care in cases of fire and smoke emerging from this fire can reduce the damages to a greater extent. It’s always best to be prepared with the whole plan in place so that you know what exactly to do in case of such emergencies. Restoration may take a long while if you haven’t taken the preventive measures well. Also, in case of preventive measures, the costs incurred to recover the damages are cut down drastically.
In order to know what you should be doing in such emergencies, you need to take hands-on training from professionals who are well versed in dealing with such situations. Creating a guide to educate and make other people about these measures helps too.