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What Can I Expect from Professional Fire Restoration Technicians in Seminole?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire No matter how severe fire losses might initially appear, our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can help.

Professional Fire Restoration Technicians In Seminole

With so many damaging effects in your Seminole residence after a fire, our SERVPRO team can help to clean and restore your home to its original condition.

If you are unsure what to expect when hiring out professional restoration teams for your Seminole home, you are not alone. Without experienced a disaster that warranted reaching out to accredited professionals like ours, many homeowners and property owners might be unfamiliar with the process. Knowing what to expect limits surprises and gives you peace of mind during the recovery effort.

Successful fire damage restoration in Seminole homes happens in set stages, where we approach the most pressing concerns first. By prioritizing our recovery efforts with what conditions are likely to get worse and what matters most to the customer, we can help to get you back in the house as soon as possible after a structure fire. Regardless of the specific tasks that must occur to complete these more substantial portions of the restoration process, we can break the fire recovery effort into three distinct stages:

    •    Emergency Services
    •    Mitigation
    •    Restoration and Cleaning

What Emergency Services Can Help After a Fire Loss?

One of the advantages of having a team of contractors on our roster is that we can offer residences and commercial properties structural repairs and reconstruction when necessary. Emergency services are actions that often precede job scoping and mitigation. What tasks occur during this stage are exclusively to reduce immediate losses and prevent conditions from becoming exponentially worse, awaiting mitigation efforts to begin after we communicate the situation with your insurance provider. Some of these pre-mitigation tasks include:

    •    Board Up - Structural breaches can be a penetration point for weather events or animals. We can keep your home safe by boarding up missing windows, doors, and other openings made by firefighters to extinguish.
    •    Tarping - Roofs can become damaged by a spreading fire incident, leaving your attic vulnerable to water penetration and other damages. We can tarp the roof to prevent water penetration.
    •    Content Management - Items in your home left in the direct path of migrating soot, smoke, odors, and other damages might demand immediate attention. By relocating these items, we can avoid irreparable damage.
    •    Debris Removal - This is a beneficial step after a fire because it eliminates ash, debris, and remnants on the floors.

What Does Mitigation Entail?

At its base, mitigation is a series of actions that our restoration company takes that are meant to reduce costs and loss. While there are dozens of elements that are now part of the mitigation stage of recovering your home after a fire, a few specific techniques can noticeably reduce overall restoration times and make the process as cost-efficient as possible. Some of these include:

    •    Surface Cleaning - Soot and smoke residues can be among the most hazardous and challenging obstacles restorers face after a structure fire. Through potent cleaners and focused techniques, we can often preserve affected materials in place of tear-out and reconstruction.
    •    Controlled Demolition - When the damage to your property has already occurred to a severe extent, controlled demolition can help our technicians to manage this present threat.
    •    Air Quality Improvement - Soot particles, odor, debris, and ash can all continually circulate within a fire-damaged home. With air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, we can trap many of these hazardous particulates with onboard HEPA filtration.

What Cleaning is Necessary to Restore the House?

Just because mitigation completes does not mean that the restoration and cleaning of the property have finished yet. Many damaged areas of the house did not rate as a pressing emergency and can now get resolved through the final cleaning process. Some of these options include:

    •    Carpet Cleaning - Carpets can quickly become damaged by fire debris and other residues. However, hot water extraction and pre-treatment deluxe cleaning approaches can restore the flooring's feel and vibrancy.
    •    Deodorization - Removing odors from porous materials and the open areas where the fire damages migrated can be one of the final recovery steps. Our thermal foggers and ozone machines can make a difference quickly.
    •    Air Duct Cleaning - With a team of duct cleaning professionals, we can remove soot, ash, and other particulates trapped in the HVAC system.

Knowing what to expect from fire restoration can help you to have peace of mind throughout the recovery stages. No matter how severe fire losses might initially appear, our SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches team can help. Give us a call anytime at (727) 391-6212.

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