After the Flames Subside

Dec 17, 2019Smoke Damage

Hazards to be aware of before beginning the process to salvage items from fire


  • Acidic soot can damage or cause corrosion to your home, including floors, walls, and furnishings.
  • Smoke and soot can cause respiratory illness to people and pets.
  • Fire remnants can further damage your property with discoloration and odor.
  • Unnoticed/untreated damage (from exposure to rain, chemicals, or other substances) can lead to problems with mildew, mold, or other serious issues down the road


Do not attempt to salvage items without professional help


If you’re attempting to salvage items after a fire, there are several things you should consider before doing so.

  1. Make sure you have the right equipment. You need a bucket, gloves, and a face mask
  2. Do not use any type of flammable liquid to extinguish a fire
  3. Never try to salvage items while standing near a window
  4. Never try to salvage anything that has been exposed to heat
  5. Never try to salvage something that is still smoldering


Companies with experience and expertise in fire restoration, such as Continuum Restoration, can guide and assist you throughout the cleanup process. We are here to manage the most difficult and dangerous parts while assisting you in every step.

Cleaning up after a fire can be a daunting task. There’s much more to fire damage than just the flames. Let the Continuum Restoration team help you make a full recovery!