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The Obstacles of Smithtown Fire Damage Restoration

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Efficient Fire Damage Recovery  

It is essential to have a crew of professionals ready 24/7 to help with post-fire cleanup and recovery. Mitigating losses after fire events is crucial, as effects can continually spread and impact new surfaces and contents. We have a roster of FSRT-Certified technicians available to help when every minute counts. Our accreditations from the IICRC are in multiple beneficial restoration niches like: 

  • Fire Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Water Restoration
  • Odor Control

Reaching a Damaged Property Fast

Smithtown fire damage events do not improve on their own and, in many cases, exponentially worsen until direct mitigative and restorative action is taken. As a trusted name for recovering fire losses and smoke damage, SERVPRO professionals on our roster have the tools and training to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, a commitment we show by our available team of technicians who mobilize for emergency services when disasters strike.

Damage Claims Approval 

One of the obstacles that many professionals like ours face when starting the fire damage cleanup process is the insurance company involved. Most homeowners rely on their policies to cover the bulk of restoration costs after a fire emergency, so our SERVPRO team must work closely with providers and policyholders to meet demands. Claim approval is often subject to specific needs by the representing company, including:

  • Estimation – SERVPRO provides detailed estimates regarding the expected costs of specific aspects of the restoration a property needs and the anticipated timeline to complete these phases.
  • Damage Tracking – Insurance adjusters need the full scope of the damage upon the initial inspection and continued progress updates. We interface directly with the company to keep this process going.
  • Content Inventory – The initial cataloging of fire damage also gives our professionals the chance to take an entire inventory of impacted contents and personal belongings that must get replaced, restored, or relocated.

Soot and Smoke Deposits

Partial combustion creates acidic particles that can severely mar impacted surfaces where these solids come to rest. It is vital to undertake direct actions to remove buildup and soot solids on building materials and contents as rapidly as possible. Varying smoke and fire damage types can involve unique cleanup strategies ranging from solvents to abrasive tactics. Our SERVPRO team is ready to help remove these residues to protect underlying substrates.

Harsh Malodors

Burning can also create odor compounds that spread rapidly in the structure. The hotter the fire burns, the more combustion occurs, and smoke odor molecules penetrate the porous elements in the immediate vicinity. Because malodors exist in different forms, several deodorization practices and products must neutralize these effects in a property. Techniques can include:

  • Fogging – These portable units operate by rapidly heating a wet deodorizing product in a reservoir to form a mist or vapor that can be sprayed in an affected area. Vaporous products can penetrate porous materials and neutralize trapped smells.
  • Hydroxyl Machines – Using UV cleaning, hydroxyl machines simultaneously manage the malodor threats and airborne contaminants with HEPA filtration.
  • Ozone – Ozone machines generate unstable chemical compounds that bind with the molecules of smoke odors and neutralize them immediately. This is highly effective, but the process is hazardous to humans and pets, so this approach halts restoration until the ozone dissipates.

When Smithtown fire damage incidents occur, there is a finite timeline to restore and recover impacted areas of your house. Our SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown team is always ready to respond to these emergencies with our prompt mobilization of vehicles, equipment, and specialists. Call us today at (631) 265-9200.

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