Electrical fires might start from old wiring or a faulty appliance. The damage caused by an electrical fire can be devastating, but homeowners are rest-assured that restoration after an electrical fire is more than possible.
Once you and your loved ones have gotten to safety, contact a fire damage restoration company as soon as possible. The fire department extinguishes the electrical fire. Restoration experts will work with you and your insurance company to get you back into your home.
First steps to Fire Restoration after an Electrical Fire
The restoration team will inspect the damage. Smoke damage from the fire and water damage from exterminating the fire will also be included in the assessment. A list of damaged items will contain what property was damaged as well as the damage to personal belongings.
It is important to have a fire damage restoration team come to the property right away. The longer smoke and ash remains, the more damage it can cause to your home. Ash is very acidic, causing corrosion over time. Smoke can stain belongings to a distinct shade of yellow. Fire and smoke odors can permeate.
Electrical fire damage restoration experts know how to remove smoke and ash in a safe way. Improper removal or cleaning can cause harmful dust. Restoration teams go through training and certifications to handle cleanup after an electrical fire.
Restoration professionals clean and deodorize the items within your home. We can clean and restore carpets, specialty rugs, upholstered furniture, personal contents and so much more. Our goal is to restore as much as possible.
We also take care of smoke and ash damage. The fire may have only touched a portion of the house, but smoke and ash could have traveled to other rooms throughout the house.
Electrical fire prevention
After an electrical fire, it is important to prevent an electrical fire from happening again. An electrician who specializes in fire damage restoration can assess the damage and know how to replace old wiring. Do not overload outlets.
Use a surge protector, or unplug electronics or small appliances when not in use. If electronics spark, then discard and replace them. Think of the sparks as a warning sign.
Prevention is always easier than restoration, but it’s not possible to prevent everything. If you need us, you know how to reach us!