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Become Familiar With New Providence Fire Damage Disaster Recovery

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

smoke and fire coming out of a house with white siding Fires can quickly affect your living space as well as the structure of your home. Partner with SERVPRO during this difficult time.

Before We Begin Cleaning Smoke Damage in New Providence Homes

As much as homeowners want to have their properties back to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, rushing to restore New Providence residences after a fire can do more harm than good. With every scenario offering unique challenges for even our professional SERVPRO fire restoration specialists, we must carefully determine the full scope of the damage, the spread of these conditions, and the most efficient and effective approaches to fully restoring the property. 

Smoke damage and effects can be among the worst lingering examples of fire damage in New Providence homes after an emergency. Because of its ability to affect the property in more than one way, our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) must stay trained in the latest and most effective practices for addressing residues, debris, and odors that smoke effects can leave behind. Before we can begin cleaning damaged areas, however, there are preliminary steps to help ultimately make these restorative actions more successful. 

One of the first steps that we must take is identifying the full extent of these damaging residues. Between smoke and soot, coatings could spread out far from the initial source of the fire. Careful inspections can determine how fire and smoke moved through the structure and each surface directly impacted by residues. We would also use this opportunity to determine the type of residue, as there are different practices between restoring smoke, soot, and other coatings we might encounter after a fire. 

Before we begin cleaning the residue away, we must consider the type of surface and the best approach to both capture and remove soot and smoke particles from this material. Because of a bonding that occurs, that can also lead to staining with improper cleaning techniques, taking an extra bit of time to identify the best cleaning approach for the material type protects both the material itself and prevents particulates from getting stirred up into the air. 

Fire loss incidents can affect your home in many ways, but our SERVPRO of Western Union County team can help. Give us a call anytime you need us at (908) 791-9177.

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