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Salvaging Merrimack Fire Damaged Possessions

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

burned antique furniture in living room SERVPRO cleans and preserves precious family possessions following house fires in Merrimack, "Like it never even happened."

Fire Cleanup and Cleaning in Merrimack Is Best Left to SERVPRO

Fire always produces more than smoke. When something burns, ash and soot are also produced. These two substances are carried through the air. They can damage anything they settle on. They continue to damage whatever they have landed on even after extinguishing the fire.

If your Merrimack home has fire damage, it is crucial to recover your belongings and that of your home for remediation to begin as soon as possible and by qualified experts. SERVPRO has employees who are certified Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) who understand the complexities of all aspects of restoring your home, and its contents, to a safe and comfortable state again.

Soot and ash affect different surfaces in a variety of ways. It may seem that hard surfaces should withstand any damage from soot and that cleaning these would be an easy, simple task, but this is not the case. Deposited soot often feels greasy to the touch, but soot, in actuality, contains highly corrosive chemicals. 

In addition to these harmful chemicals, soot and ash also contain microscopically fine particles that can ruin the sheen on hard surfaces, including metal, leaving them dull and unsightly looking. The methods to remove soot deposits depend mainly on the type of materials that burned to produce the soot. With firefighters' water and steam, soot can penetrate upholstery and other household fabrics. Our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) can restore your furniture to pre-fire condition. 

Restoring your belongings is only part of the process of restoring your home after a fire has damaged it. Structural aspects should be restored to their original state, free of both fire and smoke damage. All traces of water need to be eliminated, or water damage can become an issue in the future. Carpeting and padding must be replaced with either new carpet or another type of flooring. Walls are not complete without baseboards, and wall outlets need to be checked for safety.

Fire affects a home in many ways. The professionals at SERVPRO of Merrimack have the experience required to make things right again. "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 716-9246.

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