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The Need for Elaborate Fire Damage Restoration in Enfield Homes

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

smoke coming in from under a door during a fire The smoke from an Enfield house fire can significantly affect the home's indoor air quality. Call SERVPRO for fire and smoke damage restoration.l

SERVPRO Has Resources Suitable for Fire Repairs in Enfield

Fires cause significant damage within a short period. House fires can be life-threatening within two minutes and can engulf an entire property in five minutes. On average, the response from the Enfield fire department takes slightly over 5 minutes, so any incident can significantly damage your structure and valuables. Once the fire department hands over the property to you, there is still significant work to do, collectively known as fire damage restoration.

Although the damage may be significant, it is still possible to save some things. Appropriate Enfield fire damage restoration procedures help salvage more items and complete other necessary procedures such as replacement and refinishing. SERVPRO provides the required tools and Fire Restoration Technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration to facilitate your recovery efforts.

Necessary restoration actions

  • Capturing all fire residues
  • Removing compromised materials
  • Removing bad odors

Fire leaves properties dirty due to the accumulation of soot, ash, and discoloration of materials. Completing restoration without cleaning is impossible. In most cases, it is among the first steps you must take. Fire cleanup is not the same as regular house cleaning because smoke residues spread vastly, reaching every corner of a property. The soot particle sizes vary and can be very small, thus penetrating cracks and crevices. Effectively capturing residues is essential during cleaning. Our SERVPRO crews use physical removal methods such as HEPA vacuuming to collect residues or dissolve them in cleaning solutions.

Fire effects on materials

Most materials exhibit changes once exposed to high temperatures. Partially burnt structural materials show visible signs such as charring. Changes may also be less visual but have dire implications. Structural materials may lose their core strength, while utilities such as electric cables can be compromised when heat melts their insulating covers or residues clogging air ducts. Our SERVPRO technicians strip down affected areas removing all the compromised materials, paving the way for cleanup, deodorization, and rebuilding.

Steps necessary for removing odors

  • Identifying odor sources
  • Physical removal of odorous materials
  • Neutralizing odor molecules 

SERVPRO of Bloomfield / Enfield is ready to go the extra mile to facilitate fire damage restoration. Call us at (860) 216-2785. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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