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Residential Fire Damage Restoration – FAQs

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire is a stressful and overwhelming process. To help you in such a difficult time and hopefully provide comfort in the knowledge that the problems can be solved, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about fire damage restoration – and their answers.

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Types of Fires and How to Extinguish Them

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Did you know that there are at least five different types of fires? Fires are classed into certain categories and are based on the fire’s fuel source. Keep your home or business safe by keeping on hand the right types of equipment that are designed to put out specific types of fires.

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Smoke and Soot Removal: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Smoke and soot not only serve as reminders of the fire until they’re removed, but they continue to damage structural elements and everything inside. You may be tempted to try to clean the fire aftermath yourself, but there’s more to smoke and soot removal than going in with rags and a bucket and mop.

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How to Get Rid of Fire Smoke Smell

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Fires cause very serious structural damage, and the byproducts of a fire like smoke and soot can burn and tarnish various surfaces and materials. After waiting through an extensive fire damage restoration process and getting your home back, the last thing you need is to return to a home with strong smoke odors. In most cases, it is best to have a professional provide deodorization services to eliminate smoke odor. However, there are some steps you can take to help get rid of the smoke smell in your home.

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Fire safety tips for your home

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Preventing fires is an important part of fire safety. In the United States, cooking is the main cause of home fires. Cigarettes are a big risk too – they are the leading cause of fire deaths. Here are some fire safety do’s and don’ts. Make sure you have smoke alarms on at least every level of your home. Smoke alarms …