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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SMOKE & ODOR REMOVAL CAN BE TRICKY

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Remember to NEVER leave anything cooking on the stove or in the oven. It's so easy to loose track of time and become distracted.

Many smaller fires thankfully lack major burn damage to the home, but can still create a mess through smoke, ash and fire extinguisher residue. Small fires, especially in the kitchen, can coat an entire room in smoke and ash even if they only burn for a few minutes. As a result, multiple treatment techniques and avenues must be considered and used.


SERVPRO of West Chester (SPWC) has a varied set of processes and equipment to uniquely assess the situation properly. We will professionally work with your insurance company, as a single restoration plan is developed. Here are a few different ways to deal with smoke damage for a small fire in your home or at your business. 
 
Heavy-Duty Cleaning Equipment 
Even “contained” fires in West Chester and Chester County can often require a sizable cleanup job. Ash and smoke tend to coat nearby surfaces thickly, and more common household cleaning supplies simply aren't strong enough to remove this smoke-caused material. SERVPRO of West Chester, the leading local fire and smoke restoration company has access to a variety of effective and specialized cleaning supplies that make short work of visible staining, streaking, and other non-burn damages that can be created by fire extinguishers being used. 
 
Deodorizing the Air
Once SPWC has cleaned up any visible damage, the scent of smoke can still linger in a room. Unfortunately particles become embedded in ceilings, walls, and objects, becoming extremely difficult for a homeowner to remove fully. It is virtually impossible to eliminate the smell of smoke without the right tools and solutions. Just cleaning the carpet is not enough. Typically by using an ozone machine monitored by a SPWC trained professional, the chemical makeup of the ambient air will do the trick. For stubborn situations, SPWC may use a thermal fogging machine to flush out the odors from a room, removing even the deepest smoke smells.
 
Carpet and Fabric Cleaning 
Objects and belongings usually also suffer fire damage. Carpets, rugs and other fabrics are some of the trickiest materials to deal with, as their small fibers are often both delicate and excellent traps for ash and smoke particles. Keep in mind documentation, electronics, furniture, frames and other valuables may need restoration, too. Count on SERVPRO of West Chester to lead the way on helping to bring your cherished items back to life. Our trained experts will assess the entire situation, property and contents so the repair and restoration efforts are professionally coordinated to the satisfaction of your insurance adjuster and yourself. Communication is the key on this front.


How can we help you? We promise to take the hassle out of getting your home or business back up and running. Call us today at 610-692-8884, we’re open 24/7. Like us on FB, Google and Yelp, too.

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