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Your Columbia Home Smells like Smoke Thanks to Fire Damage!
Most homeowners experience accidents in their home at some point or another. These disruptions of daily life are usually the result of smaller things, like a grease fire that starts in the kitchen and suddenly there are flames to put out and a need to call the fire department. Regardless of its source, the smoke and fire damage resulting from that small event can leave you at a loss when returning your home to normal.
When your home in Columbia falls victim to fire damage, it is best to reach out to an expert team such as SERVPRO. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and receive continuous instruction on the latest techniques and equipment available for the restoration of homes such as yours. Most importantly, our team is available 24/7 to respond to your call and begin the time-sensitive task of removing any remains of the fire, including the subsequent damage firefighting agents may have caused.
Based on our training and field experience, our SERVPRO team can observe the path of the smoke and soot to assess each surface and determine the best cleaning agent for it. Most importantly, our team can determine where the foul smoke smell resides and work accordingly to eliminate it from your home. If your air vents and ducts are spreading the smell throughout your home, we can install specialized filters and air purifying equipment to improve the air quality and return it to normal.
Many times, homeowners attempt to restore their furniture and belongings themselves using store-bought solutions. Although these can be helpful for some things, you also risk worsening the damage if it is not the right solution for the surface you are treating. A professional team such as SERVPRO can make an educated decision for each affected area to optimize its cleaning efforts and minimize your damages.
Even if a fire to your home appears to be of little consequence, reach out to SERVPRO of Maury/Giles Counties at (931) 388-4248 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”
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Our Staff Explains The Vital Steps We Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Columbia
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Important Steps When Restoring Fire Damage In Columbia
A fire can start from any point in a home including the kitchen, living room or even a crawlspace like an attic. Putting the fire out in time helps save the property, but it still leaves a considerable burden of cleaning up the debris from partly burnt materials and smoke residues. We offer professional restoration service that lifts this burden from the homeowner.
Separating items after fire damage in Columbia is a crucial step in the early stages. From a casual look at items covered in soot, dirt, and grime after the incident, you might think of throwing everything out. However, proper cleaning helps save most of the items. Even items scorched by flames can be saved through advanced restorative cleaning steps. Our SERVPRO technicians separate damaged items into salvageable, unsalvageable categories. In case of a move-out, we use electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, which further classifies items based on their location in the house. Such classification improves the outcome because we can easily tell which items require more effort based on how the fire affected the room they were.
Certain sections in a structure like light fixtures, cabinets, attics, and walls require special attention. Even if the wall surface is not damaged, it does not mean everything else in the wall cavity is intact. Smoke may filter-in leaving the insulation compromised or full of smoke odor. Our SERVPRO technicians may replace the top 3 to 4 inches of the insulation to address these problems. Cleaning light fixtures such as chandeliers can be challenging because of the decorative trim. For light to moderate residues, we opt for hand cleaning. We also use other approaches such as low-pressure steam cleaning or submerging in an ultrasonic machine.
If there is damage in an attic, restoration can be a bit challenging. Most of the surfaces involved are porous while the wood may have irregular shapes which make it harder to remove residues. The limited space compounds the situation further. Having a sufficient workforce helps our SERVPRO teams to deal with these problems quickly.
Whichever part of your property is affected by fire in Columbia, Spring Hill, and Pulaski, SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties can help restore it. You can reach us at (931) 388-4248 any time.
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Don't Let Fire Damage To Your Columbia Home Stress You Out Call The Team At SERVPRO For Help!
The cleanup and remediation needed in your Columbia home after a fire can be overwhelming.
Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Columbia
The cleanup and remediation needed in your Columbia home after a fire can be overwhelming. Fire damages not only the structure of your home, but the soot, smoke, and odors can permeate all furnishings, fixtures, and personal possessions. Fire residues are corrosive and toxic, exposing your home and its contents to progressive deterioration. Airborne debris creates risks for you and your family. Professional restoration efforts can help.
The source and fuel of the fire damage in your Columbia home affect the proper cleanup techniques needed to return it to preloss condition. Without comprehensive training in fire mitigation and then the application of proper protocols, attempts to clear away fire residues are likely to make things worse rather than better. Rely on our reliable fire damage restoration company to take you from ruin to “Like it never even happened.”
Speed is crucial when completing fire damage restoration tasks. SERVPRO’s crews are highly qualified to assess any fire scenario, putting into place and implementing an effective plan of action without delay. Our familiar green service vehicles stock the tools and products needed to clear away soot, remedy charring, and attend to the odors that always follow a fire event. Our team works together to complete the cleanup and restoration fast and completely.
One task that surprises fire victims is the need for water removal and structural drying before other cleaning. Firefighting almost always leaves a structure significantly waterlogged. SERVPRO is also a water restoration expert, making the remediation of water loss a seamless part of our overall fire damage strategy. Engaging our services means every possible complication is anticipated and a solution is always readily available.
Another challenge in fire damage remediation is matching types of soot and other debris with proper cleaning methods. SERVPRO technicians use their training and experience to ensure complete and appropriate removal of corrosive fire damage residues. Light ash vacuums and dry sponges away. Thicker coatings might need cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the soot caused by electrical fires or the smoldering of fabrics. Protein fires started in kitchens deposit a thin, highly odiferous lacquer-like veneer on all surfaces. Our technicians use solvents and abrasive tools with great care to remove this difficult to remove soot.
SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties has the trained technicians and the proper equipment and products to restore your home after fire damage. Call us at (931) 388-4248 as soon as the firefighters release the premises back to you to start the restoration process.
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