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How do Professionals Remediate Boynton Beach Fire Damage?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

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You can Rely on SERVPRO to Restore and Repair Destruction Caused by Smoke and Fire in Boynton Beach

Property damage from a fire falls into several types. There is the material wholly or partially consumed by the flames, and more damage occurs thanks to the heat of the fire and the smoke residues generated by burning property and building materials. Firefighters cause further damage with the water or other extinguishing chemicals they use to put out the fire.  

Most fire damage to a Boynton Beach home comes from heat and smoke residues on the structure and personal property. Even with this category, there are three levels of fire damage. SERVPRO has developed this scale over decades of experience in the restoration business. Understanding the severity helps us determine which methods of cleaning are going to work the best.  

Minor Damage – At this level, smoke residues only affect a few rooms or areas, not the entire house. The amount is light to moderate. Technicians use dry and wet cleaning methods for walls, floors, ceilings, and the contents of the home. Repainting is minimal, and only minor items like newspapers, books, and perhaps some clothing require replacing. We eliminate most smoke odors during cleaning.  

Medium Damage – The residue levels here are at least moderate and over a more substantial home area. More materials need wet cleaning to remove the residues. Repainting is necessary for larger areas of the home, and more items need replacement as well. Smoke odors are more noticeable at this level, and certain items may require deodorization after we finish cleaning. There may be heat damage to cabinets and drywall, and wood floors may need refinishing.  

Significant Damage – This is where fire and heat harm the framing and other structural supports of the home. Smoke residues are throughout the house, and odors are not only powerful but pungent. Our IICRC industry certified SERVPRO technicians might have to board up doors and windows to prevent further damage from the weather or trespassers. The property we can clean and restore must be taken outside the home to do so, and deodorization is a must at this level. We have a unique Pack-Out Service for storing and cleaning possessions at our HQ's. 

Why Hire SERVPRO To Manage Fire Odor In Boynton Beach

After a fire incident in your property, one of the main problems you are likely to grapple with is bad odor and air quality issues. As a fire burns, it emits smoke, a combination of gases, particles, and aerosols. While the gases and a small percentage of the residues dissipate into the air and filter out of the building, the rest adhere to surfaces leading to the bad odors experienced after fire incidents. We have highly trained FSRT, Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians, who can help you deal with the bad smells. 

One aspect that helps the management of fire odor in Boynton Beach is the identification and removal of smoke residues. The advanced training our SERVPRO technicians receive helps them accomplish this effortlessly because we understand how residues accumulate.

Concealed areas tend to be cooler, so convection currents that drive smoke force accumulation of deposits. Identifying and cleaning all hidden areas that hold such residue, including HVAC systems, helps eliminate odors. 

Apart from the deposits on surfaces, odor-causing particles also penetrate different materials depending on factors such as the natural porosity of the item, or the intensity of the fire. Hotter fires open pores in materials leading to deeper penetration. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo training on how to neutralize such odors using agents that sanitize, digest, or neutralize odor particles. Using ULV foggers is one of our preferred delivery methods for such agents. 

Sometimes the source of the odor might not be easy to pinpoint. It could emanate from aerosols left in the air or light smoke residues spread all over the property. Such cases might require different approaches. Our SERVPRO technicians use HEPA filtered air scrubbers with activated carbon and potassium permanganate filters to remove dirt, gases, and odor particles from the air. We also use Ozone machines that release unstable oxygen molecules that oxidize odor particles, neutralizing them. 

Each level of damage needs a professional agency to ensure completion of restoration in a timely and cost-effective manner. SERVPRO of Boynton Beach has the experience, training, and equipment to clean, repair, and restore your home to a livable condition again, "Like it never even happened." If you need our services, call today at (561) 413-9754.

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