How a Fire Can Be a Good Thing For Your Home's Looks
SERVPRO Can Help Modernize Your Home After Fire Damage Restoration
We tend to think of fires as devastating events, disasters that are difficult to come to terms with. While this is true in many cases, and fire damage can be a very painful loss in many ways, most fires also present an opportunity to improve upon the home and make it better than ever before. If damage from a fire is extensive, parts of a home will often need complete replacement or remodeling, allowing for newer and nicer materials to take the place of the old. Here are a few ways your home can improve following a fire.
Many homes, especially in Florida, have old and outdated or well-used floors, beaten down from years of tracking over and having debris stamped into them. Or, the floors might be a result of an old fashion trend now woefully out of date, but in Pensacola Beach, fire damage can present an excellent chance to tear up that flooring and install something more beautiful. We often receive requests to completely discard old laminate, tile, or carpeting for a wood finish or the other way around. Floors are some of the most noticeable surfaces in your home and should be treated as an essential element of your home's motif.
Cabinets and Furniture Sets
Many homes contain old furniture and cabinets that, while functional, are very apparently outdated. The materials making up these fixtures are often the most susceptible to damage in the home, and so they are some of the most commonly replaced items in a fire-damaged home. If your cabinets and furniture pieces have sustained harm, consider the possibility of an entirely new style taking their place.
Wall and Ceiling Paint or Decorations
Fire often heavily coat ceiling and wall materials, even if they are not burned, with smoke and soot. After this material has been cleaned off, many surfaces still require repainting. This can be an excellent opportunity to revive a room or change up its style and perhaps improve its build quality. Talk to a SERVPRO representative about damage-resistant varieties of paint to help prevent mold and mildew growth and other types of damage well into the future.
SERVPRO of West Pensacola can help you to recover and refashion your home following a fire of any size. Call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160 to find out what we can do to help.