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Fire Damage Experts In Belle Isle Talk About Inspecting Your Home's Contents

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

A fire's flames and the heat they produce can spread quickly burning anything in its way as fuel.

Fire Damage Experts Talk About Inspecting Your Home's Contents

Any time something burns on your Belle Isle property, several issues can arise. A fire's flames and the heat they produce can spread quickly burning anything in its way as fuel. In many cases, structural components that make up the building get severely burnt and charred to the point that removal is necessary. Aside from what burns in the fire, smoke coming from it can also ruin parts of your house.

Smoke leaves behind soot residues on surfaces inside your home and can cause foul aromas to linger. Every fire damage project in Belle Isle typically involves removing ruined structural components and dealing with smoke-related issues. Before work begins, our SERVPRO professionals inspect the structure and figure out the overall scope of the job.

When inspecting a damaged home for the first time, we assess all of the obviously torched items first, then determine where smoke traveled inside the house. Once we determine which rooms got affected, our SERVPRO technicians then figure out the severity of the soot damage. We first inspect the parts of a building smoke usually affects such as the ceiling and upper parts of walls and come up with the best technique to clean the structural materials.

After our SERVPRO crew inspects your structure, we check all of your possessions and see if they got negatively affected by the loss. The best way to tell if soils exist on an item is to use the contrast method. In many scenarios, we accomplish this by cleaning a spot of an object and comparing it to the dirty parts. Some of your contents such as tables possibly have unaffected areas that were covered by tablecloths or dinner mats. These areas get exposed, and we compare the unaffected section to the areas where smoke touched.

The next step of the inspection process is to clean a part of each affected item and see which chemicals work best for each type of material. When formulating the project's scope, we keep a record of what types of things were soiled and the best methods found to clean them.

Once we pinpoint every item in the home that got damaged, we then give an estimate of the time and equipment we will need to complete the work. If you ever find your personal property covered in soils or residues after a blaze, call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 24/7.

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