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The Level of Fire Damage Determines Restoration Type

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Level of Fire Damage Determines Restoration Type Fire can damage your home. After the firefighters leave, call SERVPRO to remediate!

SERVPPRO Technicians are Prepared to Restore Any Level of Fire Damage

Fires are the fear of every homeowner. Different types of damage can happen when the contents of your home and your home itself burn. Many materials are of course destroyed in a fire, being either entirely or partially consumed in the process of combustion. Besides this, additional damage occurs when smoke residues and heat impact the materials. On top of all this, more damage is done from the attempts of firefighters to extinguish the fire. Water and other agents of extinguishing that are used to put the fire out can cause more damage to the building. Fire damage, in reality, consists of many different types of damage. Materials can suffer from heat damage, burning, charring, and smoke and water damage.

Fire Damage Levels
Each fire results in different levels of damage, and not all fire damage in Colorado Springs needs the same kind of restoration procedures. Any specific losses may involve different damage from small to large, and our technicians at SERVPRO have the knowledge to know what restoration services are needed for each loss.

Minor Damages – There is smoke residue in only certain areas or rooms. Smoke residue is light to moderate, and restoration could include wet and/or dry cleaning of walls, ceilings, contents, and floors. A few areas will need to be repainted, and some minor items will need replacement.

Medium Damages - Here, there is moderate smoke damage, and there are more materials that need wet cleaning to get rid of residues. Some areas that need repainting and items which need replacement increase in this situation. Floors might need refinishing, and heat damage to cabinets, drywall and contents will mean more materials need replacing. Contents might be able to be cleaned right in your home. Smoke odors will be noticeable as well and may need more deodorizing procedures once cleaning is completed.
 
Major Damages – Heat and fire damage is severe close to the fire’s source. Finishes and structural framing could be charred, meaning structural repairs are needed. Smoke residues are found throughout a large portion of your home, and smoke odors will be strong. You will need emergency services that SERVPRO can provide, such as boarding up your home, winterizing your home in cold weather, establishing an electricity source, and getting rid of charred and smoke-filled debris. Restoration will require extensive cleaning of your home and probably the need to pack and move anything that is salvageable for cleaning off-site. Several methods of deodorization will be needed to get rid of smoke odors.

Any kind of fire damage can be tough to deal with on an emotional level, but if it does happen to you, contact us at SERVPRO of North Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes so that we can quickly figure out a plan of restoration before more damage sets in. Call us any day of the week, at any hour by dialing (719) 434-4626, and we will be out to your home as soon as possible to help.

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