What Happens to Household Items During a New Haven Fire Damage Cleanup?
SERVPRO Techs Work to Restore New Haven Homes During Fire Mitigation
SERVPRO handles fire cleanup regularly for the local New Haven community. One of the significant parts of the restoration is determining items that have restoration potential and need to be moved off-site for cleaning and storage until the mitigation service completes.
The technicians inspect New Haven properties with fire damage during the initial scoping and after removing articles outside the worksite for cleaning to remove soot and then get ozone to remove all traces of the exposure to the fire. The techs then determine what the structure needs to create a safer environment to work within, such as:
- Setting up generators for power
- Boarding up doors and windows
- Making temporary repairs on roofing
- Inspecting for structural integrity
Challenges of Smoke and Soot Damage
Soot can be acidic, and soot combined with water used to extinguish a fire can cause pitting on metal. SERVPRO techs remove the wet debris first and wear safety gear while they do it to protect them from both health and environmental hazards. When working in areas of the property where there are metal fixtures, the techs often cover them after cleaning to reduce the chance of pitting from exposure to airborne soot.
Once that task is completed, the techs remove the charred and ruined building materials that need careful cutting to extract safely. Smoke can penetrate drywall, and there can be smoke damage on the framework, although there is no visible heat damage on the wall or ceiling in a room. This is why a post-fire room often needs to get stripped down to the framework to remove the smoke damage and odors.
SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 supports the local New Haven area for any size or type of fire damage restoration service. The trained and certified technicians are available 24/7.