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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Can I Get Immediate Restoration Help After a Fire in My House?

4/19/2020 (Permalink)

The aftermath of a fire can be quite overwhelming. Contact our certified technicians if your home suffers fire damage. We are standing by 24/7.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Can Reach Your East Taunton Home Fast Whenever Fires Happen to Begin Vital Mitigation Efforts. 

When fires occur, it can be a hazardous situation for your home, especially considering that many homeowners are ill-equipped to handle the immensity of fire loss recovery. With dozens of threatening circumstances present all at once, it is critical to get mitigation and restoration efforts started as soon as possible. The sooner that professionals like our SERVPRO team can get to work on restoring your home in East Taunton, the less widespread and compromising many of these effects might become.

Our fast response when fire damage threatens East Taunton homes is part of the reason that we have become a trusted name throughout Massachusetts. We have dedicated professionals devoted to fire and water loss recovery to maximize our efficiency when you need it most.

What Are the Emergency Services SERVPRO Offers? 

Emergency services are the initial actions that our technicians take when we respond during a fire damage disaster in East Taunton. As the first professionals on the scene after your property gets turned back over to your care, there are immediate steps that our team can take to lessen the destruction that can continue after extinguishment. Some of these actions include:

  • Temporary Construction Solutions  

With an in-house team of residential contractors (General Contractor License #: CS-108357), we can do more than implement approaches like controlled demolition. Because many structural breaches might exist after a house fire, or even man-made openings for immediate access for extinguishment, your home does not remain exposed to the elements. We can start roof tarping and board up services right away.

  • Damage Assessment 

Scoping the work to get done through mitigation and restoration phases is an essential element of maximizing production and efficiency. By carefully planning out the actions of responding technicians and the placement of restorative equipment, we can provide a faster turnaround on recovery.

  • Content Management 

We understand how valuable your belongings are to you, and during a fire disaster, you might consider many of these items to be a total loss. Through focused relocation of your possessions and designations for which contents need on-site cleaning or off-site recovery, we can do more to protect what matters most to you.

  • Air Quality Control 

Between odors and circulating ash, debris, and soot, the quality of the air in your home after a loss incident is hazardous. By deploying machines like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators, we can do more to clean up the environment with onboard HEPA filters.

How Hard Is It to Clean Soot Myself? 

There are a few reasons why it might not be advisable to attempt the cleaning and removal of soot in your home on your own. These include:

  • Fine Particles 

Soot is almost microscopic by the individual particle, making it a hazard for those directly exposed without the appropriate personal protection equipment. When attempting to clean up settled residues, these particles can recirculate and become a health concern.

  • Thick Residues 

Because soot can collect in thick layers on the surfaces of exposed materials, cleaning these residues might be harder than you think. Wipe cleaning is often ineffective and can stain or mar surfaces when the soot layer smears.

  • Varying Cleaning Approaches

Similarly, many materials react differently to soot deposits. While some surfaces require soda blasting to clean, other affected contents or structural elements could get wipe cleaned or vacuumed. Knowing what your home needs is one of the benefits to trained and educated restoration technicians like our SERVPRO team.

Is Demolition a Necessary Restoration Step? 

As much as we always seek to restore before replacing, fires often make it impossible to avoid demolition entirely. There are several benefits to choosing controlled demolition during the mitigation phases, including:

  • Access to Damaged Areas
  • Removing Hazards that Could Collapse
  • Reduces Concentration of Soot and Odors

What Happens When We Do Not Need to Relocate After a Fire? 

Many fire losses do not force the relocation of the affected family. In these situations, our professionals can still work to provide an efficient result through containment barriers that isolate the affected areas and prevent cross-contamination from those in the living space, however possible. Through physical, structural barriers, we can reduce the migration of fire and smoke odors, soot particles, and other compromising effects.

Getting skilled professionals to your house quickly to begin mitigation after a fire loss incident is vital. We have an extensive inventory of cutting-edge equipment and tools to maximize the efficiency of our SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield technicians in the field. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (508) 824-0200.

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