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How Can Seminole Property Owners Perform Fire Damage Restoration After a Fire?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire damage should not distort your daily activities.

Fire Damage Restoration is a Complicated Task that Requires a Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO in Seminole.

Nothing can prepare a homeowner for the outcome of a fire. Most of the time, property owners are left stranded about where to begin the restoration process. However, if you contact SERVPRO technicians in Seminole immediately after the unfortunate incident, we can prevent further damage and get your property to its former glory in a short period.

What are some of the items that I can clean myself?
We do not advise property owners to carry out any cleanup task after fire damage in a Seminole property. Without the required skills and proper equipment and products, it is possible you could cause more damage in an attempt to clean your damaged home and its contents.

However, you can help sort items by setting aside valuable items that are of high priority before our team of restorers arrives. Fragile items require immediate restoration. Separating the contents by priority can help our technicians save time and minimize damage.

Can I inspect my property after a fire?
If the property is severely damaged, we strongly advise property owners to avoid getting into the affected area. Apart from the concerns of smoke inhalation, fire can weaken the property's stability. Due to lack of proper training, you may contribute the spread of smoke and soot residues in unaffected areas.

SERVPRO professionals have decades of experience and the right equipment to conduct a thorough inspection. We begin with testing the affected surfaces to determine:
    •    If the damages existed before the fire.
    •    The location of smoke residues
    •    If we can clean the residues

The inspection helps us determine the best cleaning action to use. The cleaning process involves breaking the bond between the soils and the surface they adhere to. We use different cleaning actions to loosen the residues depending on the surface. The actions include:
    •    Suspension and dispersion
    •    Mechanical action
    •    Lubrication
    •    Chemical action

How do you clean affected wooden floors?
If the damage on your wooden floor is intense, we may recommend replacement. However, if heavy smoke residues cover your wooden floor, we can use roto pads and brushes to agitate the surface. The roto's drive block can accommodate various types of pads. That helps us pick the most effective pad for the damage. With this equipment, we can agitate, buff, and polish your wooden floor. If the damage only caused yellowing on your wooden floor, we can use a white towel to apply a wood crème paste on the surface.

Fire damage should not distort your daily activities. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches at (727) 391-6212 for effective restoration. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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