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How to Make The Best Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Your Lindenhurst Residence

8/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Make The Best Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Your Lindenhurst Residence Fire damage can wreak havoc on all your belongings. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Our Warehouse's Layout Makes Recovering from Fire Damage Easier for Families in Lindenhurst

Part of the problem that families in Lindenhurst experience after a fire involves the contents of their home, and in particular, their most valuable possessions. Objects passed down from earlier generations or other significant people, awards, and mementos are only a fraction of the irreplaceable belongings found in most homes. Restoring as many of these as possible for our customers requires more than equipment and skills – we also need dedicated space to make this possible.

Helping families in Lindenhurst recover from fire damage in a timely manner is possible because of the way we set up our warehouse. The different areas help our skilled technicians use the necessary equipment to work quickly. Containing several different well-defined areas, we can efficiently process the contents of your home. Keeping each stage of the restoration process separate from the other steps helps us eliminate cross-contamination from dust, soot, and other soiling. It also cuts down unproductive repetitiveness that lengthens the time before we could return those belongings to the customer.

A variety of distinct chambers and spaces all help SERVPRO technicians keep track of your items, as well the stage of each item. When you need to know a particular item's location, we can look that up and tell you. The warehouse's layout also helps us manage damaged items that you and your insurance adjuster need to discuss before we continue the cleaning and restoration process. Some adjusters opt to replace to gain the full benefits of new items over others that may have needed replacing in a short time, regardless of the fire's occurrence.

  • A cleaning and deodorization section where our specialists use different methods to remove soot and other soiling typical to fire-damaged contents. We also check for breakage that might have gone undetected previously,
  • an ozone chamber for items that still require some work before we consider them suitable to return to our customer, this area remains enclosed to trap the ozone inside so other areas of the warehouse stay fully functional, 
  • a drying chamber for any wet items that, when first arriving, show no signs of soot, but hold moisture from the firefighters' visit. Items that we clean with wet methods also end up here, to finish the restoration process, 
  • a soiled storage area is the first stop for most items, where we check inventory sheets and ensure that no hazards like liquids leaking or broken, sharp edges exist, and 
  • a cleaned storage space, placed away from the soiled storage area, contains items ready to go back to the customer's home.

Not all contents follow the same path through our warehouse, but SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst knows how to restore your belongings, helping make everything “Like it never even happened,” fast. Call us for fire damage restoration at (631) 319-1680 when your Copiague, Farmingdale, or Wyandanch property needs disaster recovery.

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Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After A Fire In Your Amityville Home

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Hiring SERVPRO Is Your Best Option After A Fire In Your Amityville Home Call (631) 319-1680 as soon as your property is released by officials so we can assess, plan, and begin abatement.

The Difference Professional  Remediation Makes For Your Fire Damaged Amityville Home

A fire in your Amityville dwelling is a life-changing event. Fear for the safety of your family competes with the confusion and helplessness you feel surveying the extent of the damage. Homeowners do not know which part of the damage to address first, concerned that any attempts they make to fix the situation might make the harm even worse. Our skilled crews have the training and the experience to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire damage in your Amityville home is corrosive, causing progressively more severe destruction the longer it goes unabated. Our technicians prepare to help with your project by attending the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses, mastering effective fire damage mitigation strategies, and the industry’s best practices. Crew members hold multiple certifications including Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT), Odor Control Technician (OCT), and Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT).

Because water damage from fire fighting efforts is present after almost every blaze, SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) begin the remediation process. Water damage is equally as devastating to your home as fire damage, and removing water first is an important safety requirement. Extracting the water and drying the structure, minimizing slip and fall and electric shock potential as other fire damage cleanup proceeds.

Our team is familiar with the range of different types of sooty deposits likely on surfaces. SERVPRO service vehicles stock tools and products to manage the residues in your dwelling. We expect to match more than one kind of soot with the most effective strategy as the soiling varies space to space depending on the fuels burned. Ashy soot from a hot, fast wood or paper blaze vacuums and dry sponges away. Kitchen fires produce protein-based soot that is nearly invisible but clings tenaciously to all surfaces. Solvents and abrasive tools release the coating, and deodorization is crucial as this type of residue is highly odiferous.

Electrical fires and smoldering fabric or padding lay down a thick, sticky type of soot that requires agitation and a cleaner with surfactants and wetting agents to loosen. SERVPRO technicians select the appropriate approach for each kind of damage, avoiding smearing and grinding in the residues.

SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst offers both trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment to remediate fire damage. Call (631) 319-1680 as soon as your property is released by officials so we can assess, plan, and begin abatement.

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