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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

West Hartford Fire Damage Occurs In Many Ways

9/14/2022 (Permalink)

green hydroxyl generator Smoke and odor removal are included with SERVPRO's fire damage restoration service for your West Hartford property.

What a Home Needs After Fire Damage

A fire can be dangerous for homeowners, from overloaded circuits to grease flare-ups in the kitchen. It can be difficult to picture how SERVPRO can restore such damage to its original condition.

West Hartford fire damage can happen swiftly and overwhelm homes and businesses. The destructive capacities of structure fires present pressing hazards and threats for responding technicians, making our swift response a necessary element of the services we provide. Our 24/7 availability allows us to begin mitigation as soon as possible.

What Does Fire Mitigation Mean?

Mitigation is one of the critical elements of the restoration process, as this encompasses all of the initial actions SERVPRO takes to protect the house. There are many priorities in the early stages of recovery. We seek to provide several beneficial outcomes:

  • Less Fire Debris – Clearing heaps of ash, soot, and other remnant debris is one of the initial steps to improve conditions after fire damage.
  • Better Air Quality – Post-fire conditions are volatile and overwhelming. With circulating soot and carcinogenic particles, air quality improvement is a priority.
  • Removed Hazardous Materials – Destroyed bulk materials, charred remnants of building elements, and weakened structural supports can require removal to protect workers and house occupants.
  • Reduced Malodors – Smells are a common byproduct of fires, but it is important through cleaning and filtration to reduce the severity of these malodors.
  • Protected Contents – Through relocation or on-site cleaning, we work to protect the items that matter most to our customers. 

The Advantage of Controlled Demolition

Many do not understand the demolition process and why it is vital after fire damage incidents. Initial property inspections can often show structural compromise throughout the building. To prevent this from getting worse and more materials becoming impacted and affected, our SERVPRO team uses our general contractor license and experience to carefully and confidently remove ruined construction elements. By removing damaged materials, we can more accurately inspect the rest of the property and prepare the residence for reconstruction to follow after cleanup.

Removing Soot After Extinguishment

Soot is one of the more widespread and visibly concerning products of a housefire. As challenging as this might appear, our technicians come equipped with many products and tools to lift soils and remove them from supporting substrates. A careful evaluation of the condition of hosting materials starts this process. We work through several strategies like surface cleaning, soda/media blasting, and even controlled demolition to overcome the present fire damage.

Post-Fire Smells

Malodors are a common byproduct of combustion but can be a challenge to overcome and remove without advanced tools and potent deodorizing products. Our professionals' early cleaning actions can help reduce the severity of these smells, though this will not remove the smoke scent entirely from the property. Neutralization often must include tools in our inventory like ULV or thermal foggers, hydroxyl machines, and more aggressive deodorizing methods.

When Should Repairs Take Place?

Many restoration companies ask customers to pursue vetting and securing a general contractor for any repairs and reconstruction needed on the property after restoration. This process could continue for weeks or more, and you still might not get the price you want or the timeline you hope. Our SERVPRO team has a general contractor license allowing us to transition from restoration to reconstruction quickly.

West Hartford fire damage is always stressful and can be a traumatic experience for homeowners. Our SERVPRO of West Hartford team understands how important it is to get you back to normal life, so we work around the clock on restoration and repairs needed. Give us a call when disasters strike at (860) 206-6141.

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