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The 4-Step Fire Cleaning and Restoration Process

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a home on fire suffering smoke and fire damage Smoke damage can seem overwhelming.

The fire is out, and you are looking at the remaining structure and the smoke damage of your home. It is hard to look at, but while the damage might seem overwhelming, it might not be unsalvageable. After reporting the disaster to your insurance company, contact a fire restoration service in Rocky Mount, NC, to come and assess your property. Once the restoration team inspects the remaining structure, they will create a recovery plan that will likely include four steps.

4 Steps for Fire Cleanup and Restoration

1. Remove Water

While you would likely love to see the smoke and soot damage removed from your walls and mementos, the restoration service will need to prioritize the removal of water. Fire hoses can unleash hundreds of gallons of water per second, and that water does not all evaporate with the heat. The restoration crew will bring in shop vacs, pumps, pump trucks, and dehumidifiers to make the water removal as quickly as possible.

2. Remove Debris

The company will also need to focus on removing debris before dealing with smoke damage for safety reasons. By eliminating obvious garbage, separating it from salvageable items, the crew can further assess the building and any structural damage, allowing them to move forward with the repairs safely.

3. Clean

With the space clear, the team can begin surface and smoke cleaning. The team will likely use air purifiers and ionizers to help reduce smells, and they will rely on commercial cleaners to remove any surface staining or contamination.

4. Restore

The restoration process begins after the cleaning. The service will replace any structural components and cosmetic issues. When the company is finished with your home repairs, your property will look like home.

Fire and smoke damage can often seem overwhelming to homeowners inexperienced with the disaster. For professionals, however, the damage is likely nothing they haven’t seen before. The key is to take decisive action and call the people who can help.

Fire Damage

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rocky Mount will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 252-977-9444

Fire Damage

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

This was a result of a grease fire. Heavy soot can be seen here.

Rocky Mount Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Rocky Mount Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rocky Mount will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –
252-977-9444

Fire Damage

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

This homeowner had a Kitchen fire from a pan left on the stove. As you can see the soot is very heavy on the cabinets as well as other areas.

SERVPRO of Rocky Mount Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Fire Damage

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Nash, Edgecombe or Halifax Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rocky Mount will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –
252-977-9444

Fires in your home or Business.

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

This is an apartment in Rocky Mount NC that was almost destroyed by a fire.

SERVPRO Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Fire Damage

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your  Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rocky Mount will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore the smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care during this difficult time.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today –
SERVPRO of Rocky Mount