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Dealing with Fire Damage in Yakima Properties Requires Skills

5/7/2023 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the cabinets Fire damage residues can linger long after the fire cleanup is done. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Is Quick To Identify Yakima Fire Damage

A fire in your Yakima home can have a profound impact on the structural materials as well as the home’s contents. Sometimes fire damage may be apparent, but in others, it might be less obvious. Smoke residues can infiltrate structural materials, causing hidden damage and leaving long-term effects on the structure if not promptly addressed. For example, metal fittings and fixtures can deteriorate and corrode quickly because of the chemicals in the smoke.

With the help of restoration experts, you can repair any fire damage in your Yakima home and work on future fire prevention. Irrespective of the information you may have regarding fire restoration, it is unlikely to have the required experience to determine the safety of the property for reoccupation. SERVPRO remediation teams help confirm the safety of the house for entry. In addition, we check for any structural damage that might compromise the stability of your home. To properly assess and determine the remediation required for a property, we first analyze the type of residues the fire leaves.

Different types of residues created by smoke

  • Dry smoke residues
  • Wet smoke residues
  • Protein smoke residues
  • Fuel oil smoke residues

Characteristics of Smoke Residues

Wet smoke residues result from smoldering fires with low heat. The residues tend to be smeary and sticky with pungent odors. Dry smoke residues stem from a fast-burning fire at a high temperature. Residues are powdery, dry, non-smeary particles, and the smell is less pungent. Generally, the type of smoke residue present affects cleanability. For example, dry smoke residues do not stain surfaces deeply and require a less aggressive cleaning procedure like feather dusting and wiping with dry cleaning sponges.

Other factors to consider when cleaning after fire damage

  • Type of surface
  • Type of material
  • The temperatures involved during combustion

If you have fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Yakima at (509) 972-6707. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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