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Fire and Smoke Cleanup Procedures of Smithtown Homes and Contents

11/2/2023 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls After a fire in your home, you want the damage dealt with quickly. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians to help you.

Our Fire & Smoke Cleanup Crew Uses IICRC Guidelines

When your Smithtown home catches fire and becomes a devastated mess, SERVPRO® is nearby. The fire and smoke cleanup process takes time; however, we are efficient at what we do, making homes and businesses "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO performs fire and smoke cleanup of your Smithtown home according to IICRC standards. Fire and intense heat affect materials at the molecular level and in predictable ways. Because of this uniformity, we know that damage in one home will be similar to changes sustained in another.

Many customers ask about how we handle smoke and fire damage to different aspects of their property. Here are a few of the areas we concentrate on after a blaze: 

  • Extraction of water, foam, or powder 
  • Removal of charred materials 
  • Coping with fallen deposits throughout the home. 

Part of cleaning up the aftermath of a fire, including smaller ones, is ridding the house of the material used to extinguish the fire. Sometimes firefighters use foam or powder to extinguish a fire. We extract the water and remove the foam before it can disintegrate, protecting groundwater. We use vacuums and stiff brushes to clean up fire-suffocating powder. 

Our process of removing charred items like furniture or carpeting is straightforward. When it involves the structure, we rely on our building team to assist us in maintaining the structural integrity of your house's framework. To remove a load-bearing element, we need to construct a sturdy brace to replace it. Outside construction companies may be required to comply with safety and code regulations.

Smoke contains solid particulates, oils, ash, and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Many of these substances remain suspended in the air after a fire and slowly descend onto surfaces. SERVPRO's technicians can readily remove these from surfaces (countertops, furniture, flooring) and the air with our powerful air scrubbers. The science of SOS-smoke odor sealers is evolving, but we offer known effective products for limiting the migration of odors. 

At SERVPRO of Port Jefferson, we do what it takes to make your house safe for your family. Call us at (631) 476-5300, 24/7, any day of the year.

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