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The First Priorities of Fire Damage Cleanup in Merrimack Homes

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

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Mitigation Objectives After Fire Damage

The first 48 hours of cleanup and restoration are critical for your home after a fire. Our 24/7 availability is crucial in ensuring mitigation and recovery services start immediately. When the first responders clear the house for entry, our SERVPRO team is ready to step in to help. 

The Impact of a Fire on Your Home 

Fire damage in Merrimack homes can show in several ways. The volatile environment in your house after a fire makes fast recovery and cleanup essential. Fires combust materials, leaving debris, soot, and smoke damage behind.

Mitigating Losses from the Start

Mitigation can have multiple objectives and focuses. We must work fast to secure the structure and avoid catastrophic damages where they can be avoided. Some of the earliest emergency services and mitigation measures include:

  • Debris Removal – bulk material and debris removal must be the first step in effective mitigation. Debris and charred material remnants generate soot and foul odors, creating an increasingly more toxic environment before removal occurs. 
  • Air Quality – early mitigation needs also focus on the volatile environment our restoration professionals enter. Airborne contaminants and debris can create an unsafe atmosphere for those exposed, so we deploy air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to help.
  • Water Extraction – fires must be extinguished, which can leave many rooms of your home facing pooling water threats. We have multiple extraction units to help manage these concerns.
  • Demolition – we remove damaged building materials ruined by the fire. Smoke, water, and soot damage can make certain surfaces unsalvageable. Controlled demolition is employed though we strive to restore and not replace damaged elements and contents.

Fire damage can be threatening and destructive to your home. You can count on our fast response to emergencies to start mitigation immediately. Our SERVPRO of Merrimack team is ready to help when you call (603) 262-9293.

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