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Our Experts Discuss Steps For Cleaning Up After A Fire In Your Carmel Home

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

home with burned furniture and walls covered in soot We can deal with the destruction to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Steps for Cleaning Up Your Carmel Home After Fire Damage

Firefighters in Carmel respond to many emergency calls often. Fires can fill homes with soot, debris, and ash, and without immediate action, the damage may increase. Restoring a property after a fire is often a significant operation that involves following a complex systematic process. It is sensible to hire professionals to complete the tasks required to restore your property to its pre-fire loss state.

Fire damage in your Carmel residence might have caught you off-guard with the challenges of cleaning up the ruined areas. The fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO can help you go through the restoration process in a straightforward and stress-free manner. Through our restoration efforts, you can minimize losses. The sooner you contact our professionals, the sooner we can begin the process of getting your property back to normal. Before our crew arrives, here are a few things you can do:

    •    Prevent further damage in your house by boarding up openings.
    •    Limit movements to prevent soot particles from being embedded in the carpets.
    •    Use clean towels or linens to cover rugs, furniture, and carpeting in high traffic areas.

Although flames cause the most apparent damage to a home during a fire, soot, smoke, and ash can be silent hazards. You should not overlook smoke and soot damage when evaluating the destruction a fire has caused. Smoke travels upwards, landing on cooler surfaces, and it may leave thick soot deposits. It may cause extensive corrosion, etching, and discoloration of your property as well as odors. Our SERVPRO crew can prevent this damage by removing smoke residues from all affected surfaces.

Our team can also deal with ash damage. Ash particles are easily disturbed and can spread throughout a building quickly, damaging different items and surfaces. Ash tends to build up in layers forming a lacquer-like consistency, which is hard to remove. Our team can remove the ash so that they do not build up. We test the affected surfaces to categorize materials as either washable or non-washable. We wet clean washable materials and dry clean the non-washable ones. Our technicians can use dry cleaning sponges to dry clean non-washable surfaces and water containing detergents to wet clean surfaces. The wet cleaning process usually involves three steps, namely, washing, rinsing, and drying.

If your Mahopac, Southeast, or Kent residence has fire damage, you should call the experts at SERVPRO of Putnam County. We can deal with the destruction to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.” Our helpline is (845) 228-1090.

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