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What To Expect When SERVPRO Responds After Fire Damages Your Superior Home

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What To Expect When SERVPRO Responds After Fire Damages Your Superior Home Damage to your Superior property from a household fire can be shocking and overwhelming.

Fire Damage To Your Home

Damage to your Superior property from a household fire can be shocking and overwhelming. The residues from a fire coat every available surface, charring can affect possessions and structural components, and the lingering odor is tough to eradicate. When confronted by the extent of the damage it quickly becomes evident you need assistance from a reputable company with outstanding customer service. We agree and are just a call away.

One of our core services is fire damage restoration, and your Superior residence is in confident and capable hands once we arrive on the scene. The crew chief assesses your premises for safety first, and then once all is secured we take all steps necessary to return your home to preloss condition. Our employees are IICRC trained and certified, and bring that knowledge along with extensive experience to your fire disaster.

It might come as a somewhat of a surprise to you, but the first task SERVPRO completes on most fire jobs is water removal. Firefighters use water and chemical extinguishers to knock out the blaze, leaving quantities of water and powder on floors and surfaces. Water is very destructive to building materials and belongings and creates both slip and fall and electrical shock hazards. Our trucks carry pumps and water extractors at all times, and also power generators in case your electricity is temporarily shut down, so there is no delay in removing the water.

We also set up a drying perimeter after the water evacuates, as moisture lingers in the porous materials commonly used in construction -- wood, drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, and more. Then the SERVPRO crew begins the fire residue cleanup, matching the types of soot to the appropriate cleaning tools and cleaning products. Dry, ashy soot from a hot-burning fire fuel like paper is loose and vacuums up or dry sponges off reasonably easily. Protein-based soot from a kitchen fire forms a lacquer-like coating that can require a solvent and scrubbing.

“Wet” soot deposits after a smoldering fire, often linked to electrical wiring shorting and burning or fabrics slowly consumed by an oxygen-starved blaze. SERVPRO employees might use a spray and wipe method, or even abrasive tools to loosen and remove that type of residue. Articles like dishware, knickknacks, window blinds, and other portable items can profit from a pack out to our production facility where we use immersion or ultrasonic tanks to remove residues from intricate detailing.

SERVPRO of The Twin Ports can handle all aspects of your fire damage scenario. Contact us at (218) 727-2575 as soon as the firefighters leave. We respond 24/7 because fire damage cannot wait.

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