What Should You Do After a Fire in Your Carmel Home?

Many Carmel homeowners might not know the best solutions for restoring their properties after a fire damage incident. With soot on the walls and contents, as well as harsh smoke odors and partially burned structural elements, fire restoration companies like our SERVPRO of Putnam County team are often the best solution. We have experienced professionals capable of helping homes and larger commercial structures like the Putnam Hospital Center or the County government offices on Gables Way. 

Cleaning Up After Property Losses

Debris removal is a critical element to the emergency response our professionals provide. The removal of ash and remnants reduces odors and soot concentrations, making the environment less hazardous for fire restorers. The lessened concentrations also aid in making containment more reliable to keep businesses open in a limited capacity, including larger shopping areas like the Lake Plaza Shopping Center, the Putnam Plaza, and the Carmel ShopRite Plaza. Cleaning in these structures focuses on surface wiping and on-site content recovery with cleaning agents and deodorization equipment.

What Fire Damage Repairs Are Necessary?

With structure fires throughout Putnam County, it can be unlikely to avoid a need for reconstruction or repair entirely. A fast response might limit these needs in historic properties like the Tilly Foster Farm Museum, but fires often require some degree of refinishing, replacement, or reconstruction. We perform these alongside our fire restoration technicians, beginning with mitigation and emergency services. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (845) 228-1090

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen day or night, on weekend or holidays. That’s why we provide 24-hour emergency fire restoration services, 365 days a year. Carmel residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately day or night to your Carmel home or business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and helps to reduce cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Putnam County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Carmel residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.

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Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We are fire damage specialists. We get started quickly to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition. We have specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our fire and water damage training/certificates.

Our Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. When you call, one of our representatives will ask a series of questions about the fire damage to your home or business. This information helps us respond immediately with all the needed equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Any restorable items will be cleaned and sanitized. We’ll use a variety of specialized cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. Our professionals will also remove smoke and other odors using advanced air scrubbing equipment and fogging devices with deodorizers.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the process or restoring your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve relatively minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and painting, or it could include significant reconstruction of entire rooms.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

When fire and smoke damage your Carmel, NY property, you can trust SERVPRO of Putnam County to restore your home or business back to its original state. We understand that fire doesn’t just damage your home, but also causes emotional distress as well. Trained SERVPRO franchise professionals will talk to you through the entire restoration process, and work hard to get you back into your property soon.

Call (845) 228-1090 - We are ready to start restoring your home to pre-fire condition.