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When Appliance Malfunctions Cause Fire Damage in Your Philadelphia Residence

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Appliances, big and small, can become damaged and cause fire damage in your home.

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Regular maintenance in your Philadelphia home can prevent several types of disasters from becoming a reality. Any appliance, including small ones used for personal care, can end up with frayed cords, internal shorts, or broken internal parts. These problems can easily cause heated parts to catch fire and burn.

If a homeowner's appliance in their Philadelphia home causes fire damage, the part of the home involved may become uninhabitable. If the damage is extensive enough, fire department officials might choose to condemn the home until repair work adequately restores the home to a safe condition again. Using a professional restoration service like SERVPRO can reduce how much time it takes to completely restore everything.

Damage to materials requires their removal and replacement. Some areas may seem as if they are damaged, but this appearance is from soot. Removing these deposits from walls and ceilings can save many materials from being scrapped. Carpets need to have a special cleaning which can restore them to their original state. Soot adheres to everything it touches and can gravely affect a rug.

The damage from a fire may concentrate on nearby materials, but smoke and soot particles travel far and wide while a fire is burning. Many people are familiar with the particular odor produced by these molecules. Highly distracting and able to ruin your sense of smell, this scent needs elimination, as well, from your home's indoor environment. Highly experienced and well trained, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) combats odors where they begin. Following the odor trail gives the data needed to perform this task exhaustively.

Even with a small fire, or a short-lived one, an active furnace or central air system can pull smoke and soot into the air intake vents and ducts, and then spread these particles even further. Cleaning of all of this may seem impossible to perform, but retracing the routes assists us in our work in locating the areas we should focus on in your residence.

If your home appliances have caused you a situation with fire damage, calling SERVPRO of Manayunk at (215) 482-0800 can start the process needed to resolve the situation. As a professional restoration company, we are always ready to take your call.

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