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Technicians Give a Breakdown On Fire Damage Clean Up In A Warren Home.

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a kitchen counter. Try to catch your fire damage quickly enough do get help.

Smoke damage can ruin so much

Fire damage in a residential property is not an automatic loss of all possessions, walls and floors. Several factors affect the cleanability potential of both the structure and contents and on a case by case basis; items deemed a loss initially, may have restoration potential through our specialized methods.

SERVPRO mitigated fire damage in a Warren home caused by an electrical fire. The firefighters contained the blaze to a single room, but there was significant damage done to the living room. The house was without power, but we bring our generators to job sites when necessary, so no time is lost for cleanup and restoration efforts.

Containment is one of the first actions taken by our technicians upon arrival to halt the spread of soot in undamaged areas of the home. We scoped the site to determine home contents and structural components that have the potential for restorability through our proprietary cleaning methods as well as items and charred building materials too damaged for remediation. Items deemed restorable are photographed, logged, and sent to our facility for detailed cleaning.

The homeowner contacted us quickly, which worked in his favor as the faster mitigation on damage from a fire begins, the better the odds for lessening the overall loss. After we extracted water left behind from extinguishing the fire, the drying phase began. SERVPRO employees hold certifications as Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) and performed correctly, drying inhibits further water damage and the potential for mold growth.

Soot is a particular concern; these odor-causing particles easily get driven into cracks and crevices because hot air expands during the fire and pushes them in. This is the cause of smoke odors that linger in a room. Our technicians use both wet and dry sponge methods for cleaning away smoke residue and soot from surfaces. This action helps sanitize and lessen odors in the room, but the room cannot undergo reconstruction until the application of more robust odor control methods, including equipment such as Hydroxyl generators to capture airborne particles and thermal fogging to neutralize deeply embedded odors.

As well as holding several certifications in the restoration sciences, our SERVPRO location provides reconstruction to fully restore the damaged room to its preloss condition with the approval of the homeowner or adjuster.

SERVPRO of Bridgewater handles all sizes and phases of fire damage from cleanup to full reconstruction. Call us at (908) 222-2020, our emergency response is available to assist you 24/7 and make the loss to your property, "Like it never even happened."

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