After a disaster, most people believe they are completely safe. However, if you haven’t called the firefighters, and you managed to contain the fire on your own, you might have to deal with recurring problems that have not been thoroughly solved. These include and are not limited to the hazard of fire and smoke lingering after the disaster.
What happens is that, even though you might use the most current tools and methods for containing the fire, the fact is that there were materials burning in your home not long ago, and the fire hasn’t been necessarily, completely put out. Lingering, smothered flames can still be present, and the smoke will still be toxic to anyone who inhales it. The worst case scenario is when a fire was put out, but no safety check was made afterwards. As a result, the fire can actually get started again.
Be sure to check areas and devices that are sensitive to heat, and see if they have been damaged. Also, check wooden and plastic materials that still give off smoke, and make sure to remove them from your home while opening all the doors and windows to allow the smoke to exit.
The best thing to do, of course, is to call one of the local restoration companies experts to examine your home and give you the all clear, before you declare that everything is fine.