Cleaning Middletown Fire Damage without Delay
Our Fast-Responding SERVPRO Team Handles Middletown Fire Damage
One of the unique attributes of our SERVPRO restoration team is our continual availability. As the roster grows, there is no time of the day when experienced fire restoration professionals are not available to help with emergencies. We are a trusted name in recovery and cleanup, having a team comprised of multiple accreditations and certifications from the IICRC, such as:
- FSRT – Fire Restoration
- UFT – Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
- CCT – Carpet Cleaning
- OCT – Odor Control
- ASD – Applied Structural Drying
Addressing fire damage in Middletown homes encourages a combination of fast action to mitigate loss and calculated restoration processes capable of protecting the structure and its contents from irreparable harm.
What Caused the Fire?
The underlying cause of the fire can often give responding technicians an idea of the type of damage to expect throughout the property. Additional factors include:
- Smoke Type
Depending on the affected combusted materials and the type of fire, the composition of the soot and smoke deposits on surfaces can change dramatically.
- Affected Materials
The type of surface impacted by fires and smoke directly changes the required restoration practice to return to preloss condition. Soft materials, for example, cannot often endure harsh alkaline cleaners and aggressive cleaning treatments.
- Secondary Damages
We must be mindful of when additional damages exist beyond the immediate impact and influence of the fire itself. Beyond smoke damage and soot deposits, building materials and house contents can also be damaged by water used to put out the fire.
Another critical decision is whether or not affected contents, or building materials are worth preserving and restoring. Elements like drywall, for example, are often cheaper to replace than to take the time involved to dry, clean, and repaint the smoke-damaged surfaces.
Focuses on Efficient Fire Damage Cleanup
The restoration process has multiple pressing concerns, so removing fire damage directly correlates to several specific focuses of responding technicians. These efforts are necessary to restore comfortable living conditions for the household and prevent the situation from worsening as the restoration processes continue. Specific focuses include:
Removing debris and ash from the floors and horizontal surfaces of the household is a necessary first step in mitigating losses and preventing further fire damage to a residence.
Partial combustion can create smoke solids that become a formidable obstacle for restoration professionals. Soot deposits on surfaces require a combination of cleaning practices to resolve in many cases. Depending on the composition of the residues, they might require aggressive measures like controlled demolition.
- Smoke Odors
Malodors are created by the same processes that generate soot damage, but these molecules and compounds can often travel much farther than smoke solids. We have effective deodorization practices and products to neutralize offensive smells after extinguishment.
- Structural Damage
Our general contractor license proves beneficial when repairs, build-back, or other reconstruction efforts are necessary. The destructive capacities of fires leave homes needing some degree of repair in many cases.
SERVPRO is Ready to Help
Having a team prepared at all times for emergencies helps to protect your home or business from otherwise avoidable harm. As with all disasters and restoration needs, the faster our experienced professionals can reach the damaged site, the better it can do for the property. As a preferred insurance vendor for the area, many companies reach out to our administration even while the fire is still being extinguished to ensure we are ready to enter and mitigate loss as soon as we have clearance from the first responders.
When fire damage in Middletown homes and businesses occurs, you can trust in the experience and fast response of our SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain team. Our FSRT-Certified professionals are ready to help 24/7 at (860) 826-5169.