Recent Fire Damage Posts

Does Method Matter When Managing Odor During Fire Damage Restoration In Fort Pierce South Homes?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with debris everywhere Fire damage can quickly affect large parts of your home. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services that include dealing with odors.

The Conditions at the Loss Site Help Determine the Steps SERVPRO Takes during Fire Restoration

Strong odor can be the main issue or one of many problems you face after a fire incident at your Fort Pierce home. Whatever the case, you need a sound plan to deodorize the property restoring preloss conditions.

For the fire damage restoration effort in your Fort Pierce home to eliminate all odors, it requires more than just applying chemical agents to the areas where the smell is suspected to originate. The volatile odor molecules usually penetrate beyond the surface, thus making it difficult to neutralize them. Also, the soils emitting the smells have different physical properties that can inhibit removal. SERVPRO technicians are prepared to handle these different aspects to ensure the removal goes according to plan.

Odor management can be challenging under various circumstances, including:

  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • House fire clean up
  • Smoke damage

Some of the reasons for such difficulty is because successful deodorization requires:

  • Removal of odor sources
  • Thorough cleaning of all surfaces 
  • Penetration of materials emitting odors

Abundant moisture sets soils making it harder to clean the affected areas. On the other hand, if smoke damage is the primary issue, you can expect deeper penetration of odors in porous and semi-porous materials. Effective removal is only possible if the deodorization methods can replicate the conditions that created the smells.

Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified teams combine different removal techniques to benefit from the unique benefits each method offers. For instance, we mix water-based deodorizers with cleaning solutions, thus removing soils and odors simultaneously. Alternatively, we fog solvent-based deodorizers into the damaged property since they can penetrate deep into materials to counteract odors.

SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE offers top-notch fire damage restoration services restoring a home to its preloss condition. Call us at (772) 362-7060. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Does Carpet Cleaning Begin After Fire Damage in Fort Pierce South Properties?

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

young girl laying on carpeted floor; toy blocks beside her Even if the fire is contained, smoke and soot can damage flooring materials far from the blaze.

Cleaning and Restoration Services Improve the Look of Damaged Carpets in Fort Pierce South Residences

Flooring of all types can often be heavily damaged by migrating fire loss effects, including soot particles and smoke. Porous flooring elements like installed carpeting can rapidly absorb odors and soot effects, requiring immediate attention to prevent uninstallation. 

Can Carpets Get Preserved After Soot Damage? 

There are multiple considerations for affected flooring after fire damage in Fort Pierce South homes or businesses. Because of carpet fibers and overall porosity, various effects can threaten this flooring type to require immediate attention when possible after extinguishment. Several actions can make a primary difference in carpeting preservability from extraction to deodorization, including deluxe cleaning with hot water extraction units.

Is Deodorization Necessary After Cleaning? 

Even with cleaning the carpets with potent detergents and other practices, fire recovery often still requires some form of deodorization. Anticipating the return of smoke odors with temperature changes ensures that measures to neutralize and eliminate harsh smells have already occurred before they become an issue. Some options for this include: 

  • Odor counteractant products
  • HEPA vacuums
  • Thermal fogging
  • Hydroxyl generators

Structure fires do not provide a long timeline before irreparable harm occurs to building materials and structural elements. The fast response of our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team can ensure features like carpeting are protected when possible. Give us a call at (772) 362-7060.

With Fire Damage Restoration, Timing is Everything in Fort Pierce

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damage on wall in ire damaged home Did your home experience fire damage? SERVPRO does. We can restore any fire damage you may experience.

SERVPRO Quickly Acts When Called for Fire Damage Restoration to Bring Your Fort Pierce Property to Pre-Fire Condition

Being prepared for anything to happen is always best when you own a home in Fort Pierce North. However, fires occur unexpectedly, and it is how you react that makes all the difference. SERVPRO knows how critical timing is when handling fire and smoke damage, which is why we are the number one choice for house fire cleanup in the area.

The initial 48 hours are crucial when it comes to fire damage restoration in Fort Pierce. Timing means the difference between the ability to restore your property and contents or the need to replace. SERVPRO acts fast, arriving with a broad range of tools and restoration services, including debris cleanup, soot removal, and smoke remediation.

Here are a few steps to expect when you call us for water & fire damage restorations:

  • Within a few hours of receiving your phone call reporting your loss, we will have IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) arriving at your door to assess your property.
  • Within an 8-hour timeframe being on the scene, our team starts cleaning, restoration, and deodorization in a safe, efficient manner, including testing and pre-cleaning to avoid further smoke and soot damage.
  • If needed, we perform controlled demolition to fully replace any unsalvageable building materials, finishing everything off to look “Like it never even happened.”
  • After completing the fire restoration project, we go through a final walk-through with you to ensure satisfaction.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE whenever you need prompt, reliable fire damage restoration. Reach out to us 24/7 by calling (772) 362-7060.

Need Fire Damage Restoration in Your Port St. Lucie Homes? – Call SERVPRO

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire line do not cross Contact SERVPRO after a Port St Lucie House fire---for safe cleanup and fire and smoke damage restoration

SERVPRO provides Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Port St Lucie

After a fire has damaged your house in St Lucie, smoke residues may coat everything. Depending on the type of fire, the fire's temperature, and the substances burned, smoke residues can sometimes be removed by simple mechanical action. In other cases, washing and using solvents may be required.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration and smoke damage cleanup after a house fire in Port St. Lucie. Our initial step is to assess the damage caused by the fire and water damage from attempts to quell the blaze. We remove all contents and structures that are fire damaged beyond repair. SERVPRO can save many other items by cleaning and odor removal processes. We can pack-out contents and valued possessions for off-site cleaning at our facility.

Often smoke residue can be removed if it is nonoily by utilizing mechanical action for mild agitation of the item's surface. Mechanical action is particularly useful for contents that do not have a smooth surface or cannot be washed or immersed. SERVPRO may use:

  • Feather duster
  • Paintbrushes
  • Vacuum
  • Compressed air

We assess every fire and apply the appropriate cleaning approach to remove smoke residues.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE for fire damage services in Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (772) 362-7060.