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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The Main Components of Bay Ridge Fire Damage Restoration

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

soot damage on the wall of a home Structural fire damage receives mitigation and repairs from SERVPRO. We help our Bay Ridge neighbors, "Like it never even happened."

Our Stages for Fire Damage Recovery

You might not put much thought into the specifics of fire damage recovery until your home is damaged. Our experienced team of professionals can help in every facet of cleanup and restoration, even working with your insurance company to meet specific requirements for the property and its care. We break our recovery processes into five distinct phases to ensure that our restoration of your home is thorough and complete:

  • Emergency Services
  • Mitigating Loss
  • Addressing Soot
  • Malodor Management
  • Repairs

Fire damage in a Bay Ridge home requires prompt action. We have experienced and accredited professionals ready 24/7 to mobilize when disasters strike. Our preferred status with insurance companies gives us a distinct advantage in a fast turnover between the actions of first responders and the earliest mitigation solutions we provide.

The Pre-Mitigation Emergency Services

Some actions that we take must precede mitigation. Emergency services are vital to keeping your family safe and the structure from unnecessary harm. While several of the actions we take to help might fall under this heading, a few specifics that have the most direct impact can include:

  • Water Removal
  • Temporary Construction
  • Debris Removal

Our Mitigation Solutions

Mitigation follows directly after emergency services. Emergency services are the actions taken to address situations that could make cleanup slower or more dangerous. Mitigation involves specific efforts to keep the situation from getting worse. Much of this process involves improving conditions inside the house, such as air quality. This phase is also when we focus on relocating and cataloging loss of contents during the detailed estimation services we provide. The keys to mitigation include:

  • Content Management
  • Improving Air Quality
  • Demolition

The Threat of Soot

Partial combustion creates a volatile residue that distributes across multiple surfaces and contents. These carbon deposits are corrosive and harmful to those exposed, making it necessary to prioritize surface cleaning in the presence of these threatening particles. When removing soot, the appropriate solution is often to emulsify or dissolve the residue on the surface to protect the underlying substrate. When this is impossible, abrasive cleaning might be necessary, or even controlled demolition.

Removing Harsh Smells

Another separate phase of fire damage recovery will be our efforts to remove the smell of smoke and burning materials from your house. This process is multifaceted, addressing strong smells the combustion process has left behind and even trapped in porous materials. We must also provide suitable solutions for imaginary odors impacting customers after extinguishment. Early deodorization includes products to neutralize smoke smells. We address the odors of the mind with strong masking products to leave a pleasant scent where damage exists.

Are Fire Damage Repairs Necessary?

From high-heat fires that blaze through multiple rooms to slow and smoldering disasters that do not move as quickly, every house fire often needs repairs or reconstruction. Instead of waiting for weeks to vet and schedule an additional contractor to help, we have a general contractor license to help with the build-back needs of your home. Every needed team member is active in recovering your home from the earliest controlled demolition and emergency repairs to full reconstruction after a structure fire.

Fire damage is an alarming and overwhelming situation to face. You can count on the fast response and experience of our SERVPRO of Bay Ridge team to help when every minute counts. Our work with your insurance company helps to keep you from excessive leg work during an already traumatic time. Call our professionals when disaster strikes at (718) 765-5572.

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