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What Conditions Must Get Restored After a Fire in My Nashua House?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage that burnt up an attic of a home Fire damage to a home can quickly devastate a family. Contact SERVPRO for mitigation of fire damage to your home.

There are many destructive effects of a fire in your home, even after the blaze has gotten extinguished. 

Fire losses can be among the most destructive disasters to impact your Nashua home. What makes these emergencies so severe is that they can be as damaging to your property after extinguishment as they were during the fire. Understanding what your home needs, and how to implement these strategies, falls to the capable hands of our experienced restoration professionals. As a preferred vendor with local and major insurance companies, we can work quickly to meet the needs of damage claims and get restoration started as soon as possible.

Our responding technicians in this niche are among the most well-trained and educated in our roster because dozens of loss effects embody fire damage in Nashua homes. Fire losses are the second most common callout for our professionals, so it is a situation that we are always prepared to face. We can mobilize quickly after these disasters, seeking to reach compromised properties within hours of the first notice of loss. Multiple threats exist after extinguishment that our SERVPRO team must face upon arrival. These include:

  • Smoke Residues
  • Structural Compromise
  • Lingering Odors

What are Emergency Services After a Fire?

How our technicians initially respond to losses affects restoration as a whole. We are dedicated to the promise that We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. This commitment ensures that we can get vital recovery services started immediately when it is safe to enter the house. We call the actions we take before mitigation emergency services, as they are the first line of defense in protecting your property after a loss. Each of these steps can reduce the ultimate cost and length of restoration, so they must happen as soon as possible. Some of these emergency services include:

  • Debris Removal – There are typically piles of ash, material remnants, and other debris throughout the property after a structure fire. While these areas can be unsightly, they also amplify odors and soot damages in the environment. 
  • Controlled Demolition – Structural damage is a common threat after fire losses because fire can burn through sensitive materials quickly in a destructive path through your home. Removing compromised construction materials ensures that we have a clear and stable point to begin reconstruction. 
  • Content Management – Protecting your belongings is a vital service that we must start as soon as we arrive. From relocating some of your possessions to protecting them with the pack-out process, we work to keep as much of your belongings safe.

How Can Smoke Residues Get Addressed?

Smoke residues and soot are among the most considerable challenges that exist after a fire loss because microscopic particles can be hazardous to the health of those exposed. It is vital to remove coatings and residues as soon as possible, and this involves several specific approaches that vary based on a few specific factors, including:

  • Type of Smoke Damage
  • Severity of the Coating  
  • Materials Affected

Removing soot and smoke residues can be challenging because improper cleaning tactics can lead to smearing and staining the surface. We can remove the bulk of the buildup on the surface of exposed materials using soda blasting and agitative cleaning techniques.

Can SERVPRO Handle Construction Needs?

Fires can destroy your house's structural integrity and leave you with a pressing need for build back and repair. Structural loss can happen quickly, especially in high-heat disasters where the blaze moves quickly through the property. Controlled demolition removes the immediately damaged areas of these construction materials and prepares your home for the later reconstruction that it needs. This process protects what structural elements are salvageable and helps to reduce the spread and severity of loss effects immediately. We have a team of in-house contractors that respond along with our technicians to these emergencies to get build back and repairs started as you need them.

What Are the Best Methods for Removing Smoke and Burning Odors?

Odors are another common threat that Nashua homeowners face after a housefire. Burning materials can leave behind a harsh scent that penetrates porous materials and lingers in open spaces. Addressing each of these concerns requires premier tools and equipment in our inventory. Depending on the materials affected and the size of the damaged area, we often choose among a few deodorizing tools to help:

  • Thermal Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Machines
  • Ozone Generators

Fire losses can present multiple threatening conditions to your property that should get addressed as quickly as possible. With the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of Nashua team, we can make fire losses "Like it never even happened." Call us at (603) 889-2311.

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