What do I consider when choosing Fire Damage Services?
Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate wall cavities, ceiling cavities, attic spaces and the sub-area crawlspaces of your home or business. Because of this it is a challenge to address hidden damage and the resulting odors that can permeate long after the damage initially occurs. Our smoke damage expertise and experience enables us to locate hidden damage. Our thorough Initial Inspection will provide you with an accurate assessment of the extent of damage and a comprehensive plan of action to bring your home and life back to normal again.
There are several components to consider when dealing with a fire damage:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and the upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping throughopenings where pipeswere installedbetween levels.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
That is why consideration of the type of smoke produced by the fire is extremely important to facilitating the removal process. Because there are different types of smoke there are different types of soot residues found after a fire damage. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Santa Cruz will test the soot to determine what type of smoke damage it is and the best way of treating it. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information gathered in the pretesting process. Here is some information on the types of smoke and residue -
Wet Smoke- Plastic and Rubber - Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke- Paper and Wood - Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore so does the smoke.
Protein Fire Residue - Produced by evaporation of material rather than from the fire itself. - Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Services:
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and knowledge to fully restore your home after a smoke or fire damage. Our staff will always treat you and your home with the utmost respect and care.
Did you know SERVPRO of Santa Cruz is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company that will work with you from start to finish and make your home like new again, "Like it never even happened."
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