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Proven Tips to Remediate Fire Damage in Northampton

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Proven Tips to Remediate Fire Damage in Northampton When a fire affects your home, there are so many things to consider: smoke, odors, residue, debris, and water. Contact SERVPRO for our expertise.

Why Choose SERVPRO? Your Northampton Homes Needs Immediate Restoration After Fire Damage

Northampton residents enjoy the benefits of living in a small town but with quick access to I-91 can go anywhere in the state within just a few hours. Add in the water sports and activities popular along the Connecticut and Mill Rivers, and our community is an amazing place to live. It takes a disaster like a flood or fire to knock down a smile for even a few minutes.

That’s not to say removing the results and restoring a Northampton home after fire damage is an easy task. There is demolition, disposal, smoke residues, and odors which need immediate attention after firefighters finish their task of stopping the fire. That is why SERVPRO should be the first call you make after contacting your insurance agent. Our restoration specialists train to meet all IICRC standards and have access to a nationwide inventory of equipment, cleaning agents, and knowledge related to restoring everything not excessively damaged by a fire.

Response team members quickly remove property ruined by the fire to eliminate further contamination from smoke residues and ash as the property deteriorates. When needed, personnel bag or wrap items to avoid spreading the damage and make it easier to complete disposal. As the process begins, an inspector examines structural property like drywall panels, framing, and other support structures. Where needed specialist can demolish and remove these items as well.

Next, SERVPRO team members work to remove residues and the odors they exude. They first establish fans in the home to increase circulation and force out air containing malodors. As the fans turn, specialists use a wide variety of cleaning agents to break up residues and remove them from affected surfaces. For thick layers or residues on surfaces like rock and some marble, they use a stiff brush or a powered agitator to break the residues free.

If there are still odors in the home after we finish residue removal, it may be necessary to introduce a counteragent. For mild odors, it may require spraying surfaces to eliminate them. If the odor penetrated structural property like ceiling beams, specialists use a fogger machine to generate a cloud of particles that can penetrate as deeply as the odor to bind with and eliminate them.

As a locally owned office, SERVPRO of Hampshire County does everything possible to help return our neighbors to a clean home, safe for occupation once again. If you have suffered any level of fire damage, call us today at (413) 324-1300 to schedule a visit and get started on the restoration process.

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