Summer Season Is Fire Season

If you have experienced fire damage in or around Raleigh contact us today to get your home back in order as quickly as possible. We are locally owned and operated and have been restoring home in the area for years.

Between the months of May and September, many homeowners become damages by fire. The reason that the summer months are so much more dangerous for fire hazards is that when people are grilling outside, lighting insect-repelling candles in their yards, sitting around fire pits, and setting off fireworks. These are all fire based activities that rarely take place in the colder months, and can cause quite a lot of damage to a home when things go wrong.

When a fire happens, it’s not just the fire itself that causes the damage. The smoke that it creates sticks to and penetrates just about anything it comes in contact with. It leaves behind a dark, ugly stain that’s difficult, if not impossible to clean off. There’s also a terrible smokey smell that doesn’t go away either. Most of the time, any surface or item that has smoke damage needs to be completely replaced in order to get rid of both the discoloration and odor.

Also, the water used to put out the fire causes problems of its own. As it soaks into the home, it can carry with it the ash created by the fire. When mixed together, the ask and water make a very corrosive substance that will eat away at wood, glass, and even metal. Even on its own, water can be very destructive. It can promote the growth of mold, mildew, and other microbial life forms that weaken the structure of the house, as well as pose a health risk to those living inside.

Anyone of these issues is difficult to solve on your own, and it’s very likely that in the event of a fire, you’re going to experience all three. It’s best to call in a professional team that knows the best ways of treating these types of problems and can do so while working with your insurance company in an effort to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum.

If your home has suffered any form of damage due to a fire, it’s recommended that you contact PRS today. We’re available 24/7 through our emergency hotline at 919-467-1991. Our trained and certified professionals will arrive fast, determine the severity of the damage, and get to work restoring your home to it’s prime.

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