The Aftermath of a Structure Fire
Fire and its Destructive Potential
When trying to control a part of nature such as fire there will always be tradeoffs. By using it as a tool we welcome the destruction it can cause into our everyday life. A home or business has the potential to be set ablaze, in situation like that we always hope for anyone that’s in such a situation to make it out safely. In our modern world an uncontrolled fire can start from any type of appliance that uses electricity and natural gas or even something simple like a candle or a cigarette.
If a controlled fire is left unattended or an electrical component is malfunctioning a fire can spread making it difficult to stop. It is a good idea to have a fire extinguisher in your home or business so you have the opportunity to contain and put it out. Do not use water if the cause of the fire is electrical. When the fire is unmanageable to tackle on your own or if the source can’t be determined you should evacuate the building quickly with a calm and organized manor. Once you are safe location call the fire department and let the professionals put it out.
What to do After a Fire
Depending on the severity of the structure fire you might be left with a lot on your plate and trying to salvage what you can. If the structure isn’t compromised and you have been informed that it’s safe to enter here are a few tips that can help, but only do activities that are safe for you to perform. Do your best to limit movement in the structure to prevent soot particles from being embedded into the upholstery and carpets. Try to keep your hands clean to avoid soiling upholstery, walls and woodwork.
Fire Damage Restoration Service
In most cases it requires a lot of work to cleanup and restore things to their original condition. This is where SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County, Stony Point come into the picture. If your home or business has been damaged by a fire we specialize in fire damage cleanup and restoration. It is critical to get appropriate damage assessment and inspections to happen quickly.
Much of our restoration success in residential and commercial blazes in the Rockland county area is because of our growing inventory of recovery and mitigation equipment. In situations where soot and odors are widespread concerns, containment strategies are vital like our hydroxyl and ozone machines that can filter out particulates and contaminates while addressing the odor at the same time. Our experienced and certified technicians will utilize tolls like chemical sponges for addressing smoke/soot residues and damages.
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. When carious materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. If your home or business has be effected by fire damage don’t be afraid to reach out for help give us a call at (845) 400-4888.