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How We Remediate Fire Damage in Mt. Vernon

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Many of the items that have been in your family for years can be restored after a fire. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Certified Technicians Know the Correct Way to Treat Every Surface Damaged By Fire


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 the fire is extinguished.

If your Mt. Vernon home has fire damage, it is crucial to the recovery of your belongings, and to 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 (SRT) 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 be able to 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 largely on the type of materials that burned to produce the soot. Combined with the water and steam from firefighters, soot can penetrate into upholstery and other household fabrics. Our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) are able to restore your furniture to pre-fire condition.

Restoring your belongings is only part of the process of restoring your home after it has been damaged by a fire. Structural aspects should be restored to their original state, free of both fire and smoke damage. All traces of water need to be eliminated, as well, or water damage can become an issue in the future. Carpeting and padding must be replaced with either new carpet or with another type of flooring. Walls are not complete without baseboards, and all 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. We can be contacted by calling (603) 262-9293 at anytime you have fire damage.

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