Seek Professional Services after a Fire in your Home or Business
It’s always a good idea to know the right steps to take if your property suffers a fire damage incident. Distinct types of fires require different restoration measures, and as a result, it’s smart to contact licensed service providers to mitigate further damage from occurring and get the damage completely addressed.
Remediation professionals who are IICRC certified and use relevant tools and procedures to restore your contents are the best way to ensure the job is done right.
Types of fire damage dictate cleaning approach
There are different levels of fire damages that any home is likely to experience – minimal, substantial, and major fire damage. Each level is associated with varying amounts of soot or smoke residues, how many areas were impacted, and the severity of the fire disaster itself. While wet or dry cleaning can be enough to restore minor fire damages, extensive procedures may be required when restoring specific fire disasters.
SERVPRO technicians inspect your home to determine the extent of the damage before conducting appropriate restoration procedures. Technicians will also take into consideration what kinds of materials burned, such as plastics, wood, etc. to determine the best course of action.
Our process for fire remediation
Cleaning is one of the procedures that may be recommended if the fire did not result in a complete loss of property. Before this procedure can start, it is essential to know the kind of residues, the surface they are resting on, and how to find, remove and dispose of them. After pretesting and inspecting the residues, a technician can choose the right restoration method to use and will advise the homeowners of their approach.
After our SERVPRO technicians have identified the residues, they remove them using specialized techniques such as vacuuming and dissolving. When a fire burns, it gives off smoke residues that attach to the surrounding surfaces. When these residues, also known as soot, are loosely attached to an area, removing them using vacuuming may be an option. Before performing vacuuming, our qualified technicians always ensure the area is dry to get the best results possible and prevent further damage.
When the residues are firmly attached to the surface, such as a stickier residue, dissolving them may be necessary to get the best results. SERVPRO technicians use cleaning products to dissolve the particles and then flush, rinse and dry the area once it is clean. After the cleaning process, we follow the local requirements to dispose of the particles appropriately.
Contact SERVPRO for fire damage cleanup
SERVPRO of Midtown Memphis has extensive experience in fire damage disasters. With a team of experienced, trained professionals, we can address every phase of fire recovery for your home.
Call us at 901-454-4975 24/7 to get the help you need in cleaning your home after you have experienced a fire.