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How Fire Damage Affects Rockaway Park Homes and Businesses

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee on a ladder in a fire damaged room applying paint SERVPRO vanquishes smoke odors when restoring Rockaway Park homes after a fire.

SERVPRO Overcomes Fire Damage Threats

Thousands of residents depend on our restoration team for our prompt response and experience with the damage their homes might face after disasters like fires. As destructive as these emergencies might initially appear, our comprehensive recovery solutions can help with all aspects, from emergency repairs and mitigation to soot removal and deodorization.

The Importance of Early Action

One of the most important aspects of restoring fire damage to Rockaway Park homes and businesses is the prompt response of professionals. Our team's early actions can prove critical in creating a fast turnaround against threats to the contents of your home and structural integrity. We have multiple emergency services that can begin as soon as our team arrives.

Reducing Airborne Contamination

Air quality is an important goal for fire restoration specialists working in your home. Not only can this create a volatile environment that endangers professionals working to clean the house, but air quality is also a substantial concern in returning your residence to its original condition. The HVAC system can contain much of the smoke damage moving through the structure, as these systems are usually operational when the fires begin. We use HEPA filtration products and air duct cleaning to address these issues.

How SERVPRO Removes Soot

Smoke damage is one of the more formidable obstacles for fire restoration professionals. We understand the importance of eliminating soil deposits on surfaces before permanent damage results. Because the severity of these soils can vary significantly, different approaches will be necessary to remove soot fully and overcome its impact on your house. Some of these include:

  • Dissolving Residues- Solvents are important in removing soot and smoke residues from surfaces. These powerful products dissolve particles on the surface to make wet cleaning possible.
  • Alkaline Detergents - Soot is a corrosive substance on surfaces, making it likely to destroy the finish of a substrate if exposure lasts longer than it should. We have alkaline cleaners that can balance the pH of acidic soot particles and make cleaning easier.
  • Cleaning with Abrasives - Surface cleaning does not always work, however. We have robust and effective solutions for removing thick residues from textiles, including media blasting.
  • Demolition - If other tactics do not work for removing soot, we also have the advantage of a general contractor license to complete controlled demolition. Ruined materials should be removed quickly to avoid cross-contamination with nearby surfaces that can be salvaged.

Lingering Odors After Fire Damage

There is no mistaking the odor that a fire can leave behind. The combustion of materials alone creates a volatile environment that makes comfortable living difficult for your family. Even a small grease fire rapidly contained in the kitchen can create strong odors that must be overcome.

We have several deodorization tactics beginning with foggers and hydroxyl generators. Using pairing agents to combine with odor molecules in the environment, we can rapidly neutralize strong smells that impact your home. We also have helpful tactics to address imaginary smells (phantosmia) that homeowners believe they sense after experiencing a fire.

A fire in your home or business can be destructive and ruinous. We have experienced professionals available to help. Count on our SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island team for a prompt response with the necessary personnel and proprietary equipment to get life back to normal after fire damage disasters. Call us today at (718) 400-9051.

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