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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Stages of Yakima Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup

4/10/2023 (Permalink)

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The Restoration Objectives After Fire Damage

From an overturned candle to an overloaded outlet with bad wiring in your home, there are many possible causes of a fire. Understanding these disasters' severity and impact on a residence can be critical. Most of the cleanup and recovery of your home after these emergencies is orchestrated through your insurance company, so it is important to have a trusted team that can work with these third parties to resolve concerns for your house efficiently. The process for fire restoration can include:

  • Emergency Services
  • Mitigation
  • Soot Removal and Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Repairs and Reconstruction

Yakima fire damage can sweep through the property quickly, including areas like the HVAC system and other confined spaces. FSRT-Certified technicians on our roster are available 24/7 to mobilize for mitigation, restoration, deodorization, and reconstruction. With the significant issues that can overwhelm your household and displace a family, we work around the clock and directly with insurance adjusters to get life back to normal.

The Focus of Emergency Services

Before restoration can get underway and SERVPRO can take significant strides to recover the damage to the property or clean the residence, emergency services must first occur. These efforts are the most critical to prevent the full destruction of a household. Our rapid response team works on these specific actions before the full scope of the damage is recognized or recorded through detailed evaluations and inspections. Some of the emergency services necessary after a disaster include:

  • Debris Removal
  • Water Removal
  • Temporary Construction

Employing Mitigative Strategies

With the emergency services completed, SERVPRO works to address other pressing concerns that must be overcome before restoration can begin. Mitigating loss combines several efforts to protect the structure and its contents from greater harm. A focus and objective of mitigation are to prevent the situation from worsening, often through the creation or implementation of containment barriers and products to limit the movement of soot, odors, and other fire damage effects.

  • Improving Indoor Air Quality
  • Protecting Personal Belongings
  • Discarding Damaged Structure

How Soot Gets Managed

Soot can be a corrosive form of fire damage. Partial combustion generates a dense concentration of smoke solids circulating in the environment and coming to rest on exposed surfaces. The acidity of these particles can ruin the finish of building materials and strip lacquers from cabinetry and other components. Alkaline cleaners can balance this pH level.

Heaped debris and residues on surfaces can also be a formidable challenge for our SERVPRO professionals, so we work to reduce this buildup with direct action. Dry vacuuming surfaces can have a positive effect on lifting loose soils and lowering the likelihood of smearing and staining with wet cleaning practices to come. HEPA filtration is important when lifting these dry particles from the exposed substrates to avoid agitating environmental conditions and increasing the density of circulating soot particles.

Destructive Malodors

One of the lingering forms of fire damage homeowners must battle are offensive odors throughout the property. The burning of building materials and contents creates a volatile environment, and the porous materials around ignition points can absorb malodors and permit them to resurface even after restoration. SERVPRO professionals must be careful to address these concerns wholly, including ULV, thermal fogging, and other deodorization equipment. 

Needed Reconstruction After a Fire

There is no mistaking the destructive capacity of fires against building materials. Most components used to construct your home are combustible, so several areas requiring repair and reconstruction are common. We have a contractor license to help complete these needed build-back services, from the controlled demolition process to repairing utilities and replacing entire ruined wall assemblies. With these professionals on our roster, we can seamlessly transition from restoration to reconstruction without requiring customers to wait.

Yakima fire damage spreads hazardous effects throughout the property, making it vital for restoration and recovery services to begin immediately. As leading experts in this niche, SERVPRO of Yakima is ready to help when disasters strike at (509) 972-6707.

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