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What To Expect When SERVPRO Restores Fire Damage Suffered By Your Vail Home

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What To Expect When SERVPRO Restores Fire Damage Suffered By Your Vail Home When a fire strikes your property, you can lean on our SERVPRO technicians to help you get back in your home quickly.

Take A Look At Our Fire Damage Restoration Process in Vail Residential Homes

When your Vail home experiences the devastation of a fire, you should not be surprised to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Although it is clear you cannot manage the fire damage remediation tasks on your own, you and your family have front-row seats as we work on restoring your home back to its original look and function -- “Like it never even happened.” Here is what you have to anticipate as we complete each step.

Within hours of your call, we arrive at your Vail home ready to assess the fire damage. Our crew lead inspects all areas of your home, even spaces far from the blaze. Smoke and soot can spread throughout a building, especially if the HVAC system was in operation at the time of the fire and continued to work afterward. We evaluate the characteristics of soot residues, which can be different from space to space. The level of charring and involvement of fixtures and personal belongings is essential to confirm as we develop a plan to restore the premises.

If water extinguished the flames, SERVPRO begins with water removal and structural drying. Ridding the house of water is a safety requirement, limiting slip and fall risks, avoiding the threat of electrocution, and halting the deterioration of building materials. Mold growth is possible if water remains more than 24 to 48 hours after the event, making speed water damage mitigation critical.

As members of the team operate pumps and extractors, and position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, other SERVPRO employees begin cleaning up the sooty residues. Hot, high-temperature fires leave an ashy trail, removable with vacuums and dry sponges. Slow burning, low-temperature combustion allows thick, sticky soot to accumulate. We need cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the coating. Spray and wipe, or immersion cleaning techniques have their place with this type of fire damage.

Kitchen fires leave an almost invisible coating that adheres like varnish or lacquer. SERVPRO employees employ abrasive techniques and possibly solvents to remove this film. As our crew moves through your home, we attend to surfaces and fixtures like carpeting, utilizing steam extractors and dedicated cleaners to pull residues out of carpet or upholstery fibers. We also consider inventorying portable articles for pack out and transport to our production facility. Our fire damage production staff uses advanced strategies to restore items you might have felt were beyond repair.

Deodorization methods are far more efficient than the common cover-ups available over the counter get results. Slow and grease-based fires produce odors that are hard to eliminate, but SERVPRO offers access to a range of cutting-edge solutions including thermal fogging and hydroxyl generation that change the chemistry of odor-bearing particles, rendering them neutralized.

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SERVPRO of Southeast Tucson / Sahuarita / Green Valley has trained technicians, effective products, and the latest equipment to assist with fire damage in your residence. Call us at (520) 648-7360 immediately when fire officials permit. The sooner we evaluate and plan, the more likely our expert interventions result in success.

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