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Is Highland Park Fire Damage Cleanup Possible with DIY Solutions?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Emergency-Response Fire Damage Restoration Saves Highland Park Homeowners Time and Money

Home structure fire damage causes billions in damages across the United States each year. While Highland Park property owners can take steps to lower fire damage risk, unforeseen circumstances, like cooking accidents or electrical fires, can still occur. Fast-responding mitigation services from trained professionals can reduce the impact on structural materials and belongings.

Highland Park SERVPRO fire damage cleanup technicians receive thorough training in soot removal, odor control, and structural drying after fire suppression. Regardless of whether the disaster is a small-scale kitchen stove fire damage or a disastrous bathroom exhaust fan fire that requires extensive cleanup, this fire damage remediation crew can return the affected property to a pre-fire condition.

Understanding How Fire and Smoke Damage Affect Surfaces

Smoke and fire damage leave behind residues that can be tough to remove with consumer-grade solutions alone. In some cases, they can even spread or smear residues.

  • Unfinished wood and paper emit dry smoke from high-heat, fast-burning flames. Soot removal for this type of debris is among the easiest, depending on what materials are affected.
  • When rubber and plastic burn, they melt into a thick, gooey char resulting from low-heat, slow-burning flames. Conventional cleaning methods can unintentionally smear this residue or create additional stains instead of removing it.
  • Fibers, upholstery, and other porous surfaces can absorb copious amounts of soot and become stained without care specifically tailored to the affected material. Synthetic fiber blends, for example, require a different cleanup method compared to silk, cotton, linen, or leather.
  • Burnt solvents, oils, and proteins can complicate cleanup that requires specialized care to maximize restoration potential.

Highland Park SERVPRO teams methodically handle fire damage residues and debris by working from top to bottom in affected areas and from the lightest soils to the heaviest.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Focuses on Comprehensive Cleanup, Odor Control, and Rebuilding Services for Highland Park Properties

SERVPRO’s Highland Park smoke and fire damage crew can start the cleanup process within hours of a homeowner’s call. This service would include debris removal, moisture extraction after fire suppression, and any necessary demolition that SERVPRO is approved to provide. From there, technicians can focus on careful fire damage removal from surfaces and the air. Specialized EPA-registered antimicrobials, enzyme digesters, and alkaline solutions provide considerable aid in more challenging situations.

After removing soot, debris, and soils from the property, fire odor removal technicians can deploy a diverse array of odor control methods tailored to the materials and space affected. A room filled with fire damage odors, for example, may require solvent deodorization with a thermal fogger. Sheet metal vents can be disassembled as needed and manually cleaned, while flex ducts can be replaced with ease. SERVPRO cleanup and odor control emphasize optimal indoor air quality so that homes feel as clean as they look after disaster cleanup.

SERVPRO of Highland Park can be reached at (323) 255-1001 to provide homeowners with fire damage and smoke relief.

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