Water Damage During a Wildfire
SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has been helping out a lot of family in our area due to the wild fires that have been occurring. According to FEMA not only does your property sustain fire damage, but also water damage. A fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by
flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find things not damaged by the fire may still be
ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned. To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. This slows the fire’s growth and gets rid of dark smoke that
makes it hard for firefighters to see. They may have cut holes in your walls to make
sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls. It is important to understand
the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be
very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.