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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Smithtown Residents of Apartment Complex Get Help From SERVPRO After Commercial Fire Damage

This SERVPRO video shows the aftermath and the extent of the fire-damaged residential housing in this Smithtown apartment complex. This type of fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup also involves a fair amount of controlled demolition to safely removed the charred building materials and ruined possessions of the residents. As each article gets picked up, SERVPRO techs inspect it for the potential for restoration through the proprietary cleaning methods. 

The middle of the complex, which was ground zero for the fire, is destroyed, with the walls and roof gone and the property exposed to the elements. Normally, SERVPRO technicians make temporary repairs such as tarping a roof, but in this case, it is not possible; they can, however, tarp over the exposed sides to lessen the potential for water and soot cross-contaminating undamaged units. 

House Fire Clean Up Begins As Soon As SERVPRO Can Safely Enter the Smithtown Apartments

In the video, the structure still has places that are so hot that steam is still emitting. SERVPRO received the call from the property owner to perform the restoration services, but the technicians waited until the first responders ascertain that the structure is safe to enter. 

A Large Amount of Controlled Demo Needed in This Smithtown Fire Restoration Service

Once the Smithtown house fire cleanup task began, the SERVPRO techs set up cleaning stations outside the worksite. Dumpsters hold the charred debris and ruined items too far gone for cleaning and reuse. The cleaning stations use different methods of smoke damage and soot removals, such as abrasion or immersion applications, depending on the type of item getting cleaned. Items that require disposal get documented by SERVPRO techs in a detailed report that includes damage descriptions and photos to assist in expediting any insurance claims for the residents or the owner of the Smithtown property.

Safety During Fire Damage Restoration at the Smithtown Property

When a property has extensive damage, such as this Smithtown apartment building shown in the video, some actions need to get taken to ensure that unauthorized persons do not enter the property. SERVPRO techs put up security tape and board up entrance points to ensure that residents who want to retrieve items or curious people cannot get into the structure. 

SERVPRO Can Rebuild the Smithtown Property Post-Fire-Cleanup

Once the structure has the charred debris removed and the water damage dried within, the technicians move on to removing as much smoke damage as possible from surfaces that did not require a controlled demo in the Smithtown apartments. This SERVPRO location has a general contract license #51995-H. That means the property owner does not have to source another company to perform the needed reconstruction and repairs on the structure. The technicians have taken careful notes during the restoration, and they know every area within the Smithtown apartment building that had damage and needs either repairs or complete rebuilding. SERVPRO techs have years of experience with all phases of the restoration required services after fire damage. They can install new flooring, building and repair walls and ceilings as well perform any needed cosmetic touches to make the fire damage to the residential units, "Like it never even happened."