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Are All Materials Worth Salvaging After Fort Pierce Housefires?

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

Chair on fire SERVPRO is here to help you with the remediation and salvage process after a fire strikes. Just call (772) 362-7060.

Some Building Materials and Fixtures Require Replacement Over Restoration After Fires in Fort Pierce Properties. 

Every fire loss scenario is different. With thousands of homes in Fort Pierce and throughout St. Lucie County, efficiency is vital after fire damage to protect and preserve impacted elements to move on to the next loss incident. Our experienced team can respond fast to help.

Evaluating the Condition of Structural Elements

Before we can restore the portions of the property that can be protected during fire damage cleanup in Fort Pierce properties, we must evaluate if there are structural components that must get focused attention after fire damage. Our evaluation is focused on identifying several possible flags that a material might be easier to replace than restore, such as:

  • Deterioration
  • Odors
  • Soot staining
  • Charring/Blistering

Cabinets and Wood Constructs

Woodgrain finishes and high-porosity materials like pine and pressed wood are easy targets for fire damage. Circulating soot particles and odors can penetrate sensitive elements in rooms like the kitchen and often cause permanent damage. With low and mid-level cabinet units, it can often be more cost-efficient to replace over restoring.

Carpeting and Fabrics 

Carpeted floors are a common staple to local homes and one that can absorb much of the fire damage during and after a disaster. In addition to the threatening presence of soot and smoke residues that can mar and ruin the fibrous material, carpets can also be destroyed by water damage used to extinguish the blaze initially.

Drywall and Wood Trim 

Wall systems can often be heavily damaged after a fire, especially high-heat blazes that create pressurized air, forcing soot and smoke residues onto vertical surfaces. In many cases, once drywall becomes damaged or threatened, it is more cost-efficient to remove and replace rather than attempt to restore the sheetrock.

As you can see, not all materials and contents from your residence are worth saving and salvaging after a fire. Identifying item-by-item damage can be critical in the hundreds of restorability decisions that must be made during fire loss recovery. Our SERVPRO of Fort Pierce NE team can help as experienced fire restoration professionals when you call (772) 362-7060.

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