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Fire Damage Cleanup from a Dryer Fire in Your Medeira Beach Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Having lint professionally cleaned out on top of just cleaning it out of the lint filter helps prevent a fire. Call SERVPRO if you have fire damage.

Fire Damage Remediation Always Includes Dealing With Smoke and Soot

It is always imperative to keep your clothes dryer clean in your Madeira Beach home. The most prominent reason for dryer fires is from them not being cleaned regularly. Before and after each time you do laundry, it is essential you clean the lint filter. You should also pay attention to the back of the dryer, as lint can build up here as well. Use a nylon brush twice a year or more if the lint filter gets clogged.
Proper installation and the right electrical plugs go a long way in protecting your home from a dryer fire and fire damage in Madeira Beach as well. If your home does suffer from a fire because of your clothes dryer, professional help is needed to get your home cleaned up and restored back to its original state. SERVPRO staff is always standing by to help whenever you need. We have the training and tools needed to repair your home properly after a fire.
During a fire, smoke and soot particles settle on and adhere to surfaces. To fully restore your home, we must remove these residues. Two factors of smoke behavior deal with the temperature of the surrounding surfaces and the temperature of the smoke.
SERVPRO staff understands that convection means the heat that is distributed through the movement of air. Since it is not as dense as cold air, hot air rises. As the fire burns, the colder air is pulled in the lower levels and then heated. The air rises, forcing any air from the ceiling downwards. As the fire is burning, the pattern continues, which results in a constant movement and circulation of air in a room or building, making convention currents.
Hot smoke usually moves toward colder surfaces, which is a principle known as hot goes to cold, resulting from convection currents. Hot smoke migrates toward colder surfaces of outside windows and walls, closed closets, drawers, and rooms that are unheated. As the smoke moves around, it residues is deposited the heaviest around surfaces which are colder. The difference in temperature around windows makes more massive deposits of smoke and tar residue on the backs of draperies than on the front.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches understands how smoke and residues act, which means we also know where to find the densest concentrations and how to clean them. When your home in Indian Shores, Redington Shores, or Seminole is affected by a fire, you can trust us to properly clean it when you call us at (727) 391-6212.

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