Our Staff Explains The Vital Steps We Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Columbia
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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