A fire can take seconds to destroy everything in its path. When a fire does occur whether it be large or small, the effects can be so devastating. The remediation process can be much more stressful than you would like. One of the cons of a fire remediation project is that it can take time and patience. Understanding the process and timeline can help eliminate some worry and stress.
When a fire occurs it is normally not just fire remediation that is needed, but also can include water and smoke mitigation. Depending on the severity of the fire, there may be structural damages that require the property to need an emergency board up service. This is to protect the structure from secondary damages from the outside elements.
Fire damage clean up includes but is not limited to; removing debris, removing any standing water, mitigating water damage, removing all the smoke particles, removing soot accumulation in the home and HVAC system, as well as handling damaged contents.
There are things you can do to help remove the chances of secondary damages occurring after the property has been released as safe for reentry. Limit the amount of movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading. Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, high traffic areas, and upholstery to help protect it. Coat chrome faucets, trimmings, and appliances with jelly or oil. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet. Do not wash walls or painted services as it only smears the soot. Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery. Do not clean any electrical equipment. Do not send any clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
If you or anyone you know finds themselves in need of Fire Mitigation services, please call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at 505-503-8627. Our professionals provide timely response mitigation services and ensure your property, belongings, and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. “Like it never happened.”