Is Fire Damage As Bad As It Seems in Putnam Valley Homes?

Fire losses in Putnam Valley homes are often notorious for looking much worse than they might actually be when you get fire restoration companies like our SERVPRO team involved. Soot coating can often make the house appear as a total loss when in truth, skilled cleaning and restoration of these hazards can often protect and preserve the underlying materials. With wooden structures you might find at recreational areas or the Durland Scout Reservation, combustion of fuels like wood can cause widespread soot concerns for our professionals.

Cleaning and Fire Damage Repairs

Structural concerns are inevitable with fire damage, especially when combustion has occurred for many exposed materials. Partial burning of materials can generate smoke and residues, but it also presents a need for controlled demolition to provide a stable and safe surface for reconstruction and material replacement to occur. Limiting the total tear-out can help cultural centers like the Taconic Outdoor Education Center resume business more efficiently.

Removing Odors from Putnam Valley Properties

Many of the homes and historic properties throughout the area were built of porous materials, much farm structures like Willow Ridge Farm or Nieses Maple Farm. Trapped odors can be a considerable concern in these locations, making efforts like thermal fogging with potent deodorizing products vital. Without addressing trapped odors in structural elements, changing weather conditions can allow for smoke odors to return long after fire restoration was seemingly complete. 

SERVPRO of Putnam County

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

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen without warning and don’t wait for regular business hours, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including holidays. If your Putnam Valley home is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, 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 Putnam Valley 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 Putnam Valley residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.

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Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

As water and fire damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our fire 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

The fire restoration process begins when you call us. Our consultant will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the type of fire damage you experienced, determining the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the fire and smoke damage by examining the affected areas and by testing the adjoining rooms for smoke and soot damage. An accurate assessment is crucial to the planning process. 

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 final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

If your Putnam Valley, NY home has been struck by fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Putnam County is ready to go to work. We know that the stress caused from a fire can be as devastating as the structural damage itself. Our team is trained to keep you apprised of the progress we are making on your property and strives to get you back inside as soon as possible.

Reach us at (845) 228-1090 so that we can begin the process of making your fire incident a memory.