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How Do You Start to Get Rid of Fire and Smoke Damage?

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Check Out the Smoke and Fire Recovery Strategies SERVPRO Customizes for Nashua Households

Few events are more disruptive to your family’s daily life than a residential fire and its aftermath. As you try to get things sorted, it becomes clear quickly that you need reliable and expert help to take the first steps back towards a normal existence.

Is It Safe for Your Loved Ones to Breathe the Smoke?

Fire and smoke damage in Nashua exposes your  home and family to airborne particulates, even if the blaze seemed minimal and extinguished swiftly. Smoke contains tiny bits of incompletely combusted structural components and contents.  They drift on air currents and through your HVAC system, containing bits of the following materials:

  • Plastics and foams
  • Rubbers
  • Organic fabrics, including cotton, wool, and linen
  • Carpets
  • Wood and wood products
  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Asbestos and lead-containing materials

Can Smoke Be Cleared Out of My House?

Fire and smoke damage present severe air-quality issues. Cleaning the air of contaminants is high on the list of tasks of the SERVPRO plan. Opening windows and using industrial axial fans to move air out is one method. Another strategy our trained technicians use to reduce the toxic air contamination in affected spaces is the employment of an air scrubbing system. 

How Is an Air Scrubber Set Up?

Our team encloses areas of your smoke-damaged home with heavy-duty plastic, sealing the edges of the partition with negative air pressure generated by the air scrubbing machine. We might partition off whole rooms, or build smaller chambers inside large areas with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe or steel tension bars.

What Does an Air Scrubber Do?

Air scrubbing equipment forces the air inside the enclosure through high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters before exhausting it to the outside. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) mandates that the filters remove at least 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 micrometers or larger. HEPA filters can clear most smoke particles from the air inside the containment areas we build. 

The fire and smoke damage mitigations technicians at SERVPRO of Nashua improve air quality outcomes with proven techniques. Call (603) 889-2311 for a fast and professional response to your household’s crisis. 

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