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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Roxborough After A Fire

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the best in the industry, and we have the experience and equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition 24/7.

Steps to Restoring Your Roxborough Home After Fire Damage 

A house fire can happen without warning and ruin the building materials, furnishings, and other contents of your Roxborough home. Feeling overwhelmed after a fire is normal. After extinguishing it, you must deal with the complicated problems left in its wake such as soot, smoke, odors and water damage from firefighting efforts.

Repairing fire damage in your Roxborough property is crucial to eliminate the residues that can make your residence uninhabitable or unusable for long periods. The immediate visual destruction that a fire causes can be distressing enough even without considering the secondary effects like smoke odor and corrosion. Preforming fire damage cleanup quickly helps prevent further deterioration of a home and its contents. After a fire, you can take the following steps to limit the damage.

Turn off utilities

Turn off the gas, water, and electricity to ensure that nothing can retrigger the fire or add a further cause of injury. Turning off the utilities can also enable restoration specialists to verify if any of these systems sustained damage.

Inspect electrical appliances

After turning off the electricity and waiting for the fire damage restoration crew to arrive, evaluate your appliances. Open the doors of the freezer and fridge to prevent mold growth that can occur.

Avoid walking close to the fire damage

A fire can compromise floors, walls, and ceilings. The structural damage in your home may not be evident. Therefore, it is best to steer clear from the affected areas.

When dealing with fire damage, it is vital to call a company that is experienced in fire restoration like SERVPRO. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) have years of training and are equipped with the correct tools to restore your property to its pre-fire damage condition.

Our technicians understand the different kinds of fire damage and the effects.  We use various types of mechanical action to produce friction to agitate and loosen smoke residues. Some mechanical actions produce mild agitation and are safe to use on most surfaces. To dislodge soils in this manner, we can use:

  •       Brushes
  •       Feather dusters
  •       Compressed air
  •       Vacuums

When a fire happens, porous surfaces expand and allow odors and soot to enter. Once the affected surfaces cool down, the pores close, trapping in the smells and soot. If you do not deal with this fire damage correctly, the soot and odor can migrate back to the surface when the air temperature rises and get released through the open pores. Our SERVPRO technicians can ventilate the areas affected by smoke scents. We can also clean surfaces that have smoke residues with a deodorant or detergent solution. Our technicians also remove unpleasant odors using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers.

If a fire has ruined your Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, or Germantown property, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill to ensure a quick and professionally-done restoration. Our emergency helpline is (215) 482-0800. We can make the incident seem “Like it never even happened.”

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