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Fire Damage Restoration Basics That Residents of St. Petersburg Should Understand

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire damage can set you back in St. Petersburg, we can get you back to normal.

There are several things you need to be aware of when your property experiences fire damage. For instance, different aspects of the resulting damage require specific restoration measures to return your property to its preloss state. Whether your home requires odor removal or addressing the damage caused to the structure, time is crucial when attending such events in St. Petersburg.

Tricky situations arise when your St. Petersburg property suffers fire damage. In some cases, the fire may consume a small portion of a structure, but the restoration process may require the entire structure to be involved. Imagine having to deal with the grime that the smoke makes to appear on the ceiling and walls areas which may be labor-intensive. In some cases, the use of ordinary cleaning methods may not work, and you might require the services of experienced professionals such as SERVPRO.

All DIY enthusiasts should remember that safety comes first when performing fire damage restoration. Firstly, never enter a fire-damaged building unless fire officials declare it safe. During such an event, liquids such as Windex and home cleaners may mix to form an acidic cocktail. If that happens, third-degree burns may result. SERVPRO reminds you to avoid health risks by wearing goggles, waterproof resistant boots, breathing mask, overalls, and chemical resistant gloves.

Determining the resulting breaches should be the first thing you perform when you enter your fire-damaged property. It is the time when you discover which part of the wall or roof is missing as a result of the incident. If you fail to seal the breaches which arise, the weather elements such as humidity and rain are likely to cause secondary damage. Where possible, you can use a tarp to seal the missing sections. If the work is beyond you, then you can consider working with our SERVPRO technicians. The water that the firemen use to extinguish the fire may also cause water damage and lead to mold growth. We can use water extractors and space heaters to dry the area and prevent such outcomes.

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg has highly trained technicians who use advanced cleaning and restoration equipment to when attending to commercial and residential restoration needs. You can call (727) 522-0000 at any time of the day to have all your concerns addressed.

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