A home that has been damaged by fire will most likely need completely refurbishing. Hiring a professional contracting company or expert builders in Hertford to do the work is usually the best idea as repairing smoke damage requires experience and knowledge. A fire will cause a range of damage to a property, and the different types of repairs needed will include:

Soot Removal

Soot is not an easy material to just sweep up and take away. Due to its oil consistency, soot can leave stains on carpets and wood. A professional will remove your textiles and begin the household repairs by removing the soot with a heavy duty vacuum. In some cases your textiles may need to be replaced as they are beyond repair, but some may be worth washing. If painted walls have soot on them, they may need a chemical treatment to remove the damage.

Water Damage

If your house features a lot of water damage from putting out the fire, it needs to be dried out as soon as possible. Your contractors should bring dehumidifiers and large fans to dry out each room. Floors and carpets need to be dried quickly before mould starts growing which can damage them beyond repair.

Textile Deodorizing

The odour of smoke will still remain in textiles such as carpets, curtains and sofas. These items need to be deodorized by an additive that breaks up the smoke molecules and prevents the odour. Remember that this step needs to be done professionally as household detergents, disinfectants and sprays will only provide temporary odour removal.