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Advance Homeowners Benefit from SERVPRO's "Advanced" Fire Cleanup and Restoration Service

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

fire and soot on kitchen wall and stove area after a fire SERVPRO Says to Advance Homeowners--Call Us for Fire, Soot, and Smoke Cleanup

Proper Management of Secondary Damages after Fire Loss Incidents in Advance

Fire incidents cause widespread damages within a short time. Most people concentrate on the immediate damages caused by the fire. However, in Advance, secondary issues can aggravate the situation when temporary problems become permanent. SERVPRO has extensive experience dealing with fire incidents so we can readily identify such predicaments and also take the best corrective measures.

Secondary Damage from Soot

One common outcome after fire damage incidents in Advance is widespread soot or other residue deposits. Apart from the general soiling caused by soot, it also has corrosive properties, which erode metals and metallic finishes on fixtures such as doorknobs, lighting, and taps. Soot can also cause permanent staining on granite and other stone surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians are highly trained in different ways to combat secondary damage from such residues.  For instance, if we cannot clean these films from all surfaces fast, we apply a thin oil layer on vulnerable areas to protect them from secondary damage. We also use advanced cleaning techniques such as soda blasting to remove thick layers of soot and stains. The standard device is a portable HEPA filtered vacuum to remove debris without disturbing the substrates.

Secondary Water Damage

The water used to stop fires may also end up damaging the property if no remedial action is taken.  Typical secondary damages caused by water include deep intrusion into semi-porous materials leading to rotting or physical alterations such as warping. Mold can also develop due to higher moisture levels. Our SERVPRO technicians are very skilled in moisture management. We extract any pooling water immediately. We also set up a dehumidifier quickly after arriving at the loss site to control humidity levels during the restoration.  We also check for hidden wet pockets using thermal imagery cameras.

Reducing Cost by Restoring Instead of Resurfacing

Some items affected by fires can be salvageable, but in many cases, they require restorative work. Costs can pile up quickly when doing such restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on high-level training to perform these restorations cost-effectively. For instance, using restorative cleaning procedures such as dry ice blasting and soda blasting, we can deal with charring and other severe damages. We also use immersion techniques such as ultrasonic cleaning.

A proper response can help keep fire damage manageable. Call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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