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The Facts of Fire Restoration

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Women looking at fire Give Us a Call when you have a fire damage your home. 518-677-3444

After a fire, a homeowner wants nothing more than to be able to restore their home back to its original condition. SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/ South Washington Counties will rush to accommodate and get the job done for you. We do our very best in getting the restoration job done in a reasonable time. There are many contributing factors we must take into consideration when starting the restoration process. For example, before any fire restoration begins, a plan of action is the first step. This step is to examine the structure and make sure that the structure is safe and if the home is restorable. In some cases, the fire could be so bad that restoring it would not be an option. That is what we call, “A Total Loss”. We also consider odors and other underlining factors that could come during the remediation or reconstruction process. Next is to determine how many contents there are affected and what damaged items will need to be cleaned.

Challenging Odors

After a fire has happened in a home, one of the main nuisances that remains is the odor. SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/ South Washington Counties utilizes professional resources and equipment to eliminate the heavy smoke odor. Air purifiers are great resources that we use to start eliminating these kinds of odors. One of the pieces of equipment we use often is an Ozone Machine.  An Ozone Machine helps to remove and reduce the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in the home. SERVPRO will do this Ozone treatment process towards the end of the cleaning process. Ozone is a powerful oxidation that requires our trained technicians to wear Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) and not allow any other personal around the affected area until this process has been completed.

Cleaning Solutions

After SERVPRO of North Rensselaer/South Washington Counties determines salvageable items to be cleaned and non-salvageable items to be tossed, they then choose the proper cleaning solutions for the items needing cleaning. The product and cleaning process is then determined by examining the salvageable items and organizing them by porous, semi-porous or non-porous. Porous items are items such as, drapes, carpets, and fabrics. An example of a semi-porous item is like walls in the home. Non-porous items consist of glass, plastics, metals, and varnished wood. One of our most common cleaners we use on almost every job is Wall and All Surface Cleaner. Wall and All is a detergent cleaner that is formulated for the use of general cleaning to smoke damage restoration on a painted and washable surface.

As with all products and technologies, it is essential to understand the purpose and use of remediation products, as well as their applicability in different situations. If you have had, a fire or a puff back from a furnace and have soot, smoke, or heavy fire damage in your home, Give Us A Call Today. We are Here to Help! 518-677-3444

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