It doesn’t matter how much or how little damage it caused—a house fire of any magnitude is a devastating experience. Bearing witness to a destructive force outside of your control can be severely traumatizing for children and adults alike. However, as terrifying and life-altering as a house fire can be, please remember that you never have to go at the recovery process alone. Though your family may be reeling, and you may not know how to help, there are always people you can reach out to who will lend you a shoulder to cry on or extend a hand to pull you back onto your feet.
It can be difficult to know who to turn to in the face of such severe mental trauma, but CCS Cleaning and Restoration is here to help. Below, you’ll find out what you can do to help yourself recover from the devastating effects of the flames, both in terms of restoring your home and in terms of your mental health.
Proper Fire Restoration Starts with Self-Compassion
How are you processing the house fire mentally? Do you find yourself twitchy and nervous, unable to sleep at night? Are you overly emotional, unable to hold back your tears? Or, on the contrary, are you depressed and flat, closed off from your family and friends?
All of these reactions are perfectly normal. People process trauma in different ways, even though, generally speaking, similar emotions (isolation, helplessness, and loss of control) are at the heart of traumatic experiences. As long as you are aware of your behaviors and are not acting in a hurtful or self-destructive fashion, give yourself the time and space to validate and feel whatever emotions you need. A house fire, after all, can radically alter the course of your life; such an event deserves a little processing room.
However, be careful not to isolate yourself from others. Part of the fire damage restoration process is working through and moving forward from these emotions, and this is always easier with a little help from others. These others can involve extended family, close friends, or even a trauma hotline.
Of course, among those others should also be a reputable fire remediation team.
Fire Damage Restoration Also Involves Proper Cleanup
After you’ve begun to take care of the psychological ramifications of the house fire, it’s crucial that you begin the actual cleanup process as soon as you can. Of course, that’s easier said than done; you’re probably so strapped processing it all and dealing with insurance companies on top of it that you can’t even imagine going back to the house to sort through your things.
We understand completely. That’s why, for your mental and financial stability, you should always opt for a professional cleaning service like CCS to handle your fire restoration. Our trained professionals will safely and efficiently handle all aspects of restoring your home, from cleaning the soot to salvaging your belongings. Many properties that have suffered fires need extensive remediation, such as boarding up or additional security measures, which we at CCS will be happy to take care of. Over the years, we’ve worked with countless businesses and homes that have suffered fires; we know how to handle situations with grace, gentleness, and efficiency.
Why call us to help with the fire remediation process?
● Efficiency. With decades of experience on the job, we know all the best ways to clean a house or business of fire damage. Such a skillset can only be gained through countless hours of hard work and research. We’re specialists, and we don’t take our jobs lightly.
● Peace of mind. You’re just focused on coping, and cleaning an entire house top-to-bottom is not cohesive with that goal. Moreover, revisiting the site of such a traumatic event before you have had time to process it is not always good for the psyche. It’s best to leave the cleaning job to the experts until you feel more at ease.
● Safety. Because our team has been specially trained, we’re always on the lookout for potential safety hazards; these abound in a burned environment. Soot and other contaminants in the air can pose health hazards for those who do not possess the proper safety equipment, such as the applicable respirators and eye gear. Having a professional take care of fire damage ensures that the fire can’t harm you any more than it already has.
After you call CCS Cleaning and Restoration, you can finally relax. We’ll take care of everything so you can focus on getting back on your feet.
Contact CCS Cleaning and Restoration for Compassionate and Professional Fire Damage Restoration
We have nearly 50 years of combined working experience; we have the know-how and the cleaning technology to help your home recover from any kind of fire damage. When you’re ready to begin the remediation process, give our Faribault location a call at 507-334-1774.