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What Is the First Focus for Restoration Professionals Responding to Fire Damage in St. Petersburg?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

smoke coming out of a window outside of a house The flames from a fire will damage your home, but the water from the fire department will damage it too. Call SERVPRO for professional help.

Fire Damage Restoration Agendas for St. Petersburg Residences Often Rank Water Removal As the Initial Task -- SERVPRO Explains Why

A shocking aspect of the aftermath of a fire loss in St. Petersburg is the sheer volume of water left after professional firefighting. The water does its job of saving your home from the conflagration, but then it begins damaging structures and contents. It also contributes to safety hazards that must be controlled before technicians begin clearing the toxic fire debris away.

What Kinds of Hazards Are Present After Fire Damage?

Your St. Petersburg fire damage restoration project requires a safe environment for your family and restorers' well-being. Significant safety issues relate to the toxic fire residues, but to address the smoke and soot the spaces must be secure and free of water-related hazards:

  • Slip, trip, and fall
  • Structural collapse -- is particularly troublesome where heat and burning damaged ceilings or walls  now holding a substantial amount of water threatening to break through and harm nearby individuals or structures
  • Contamination -- present because of the toxins released during the burning, and now spread wherever the dirty water reaches
  • Confined areas -- recesses with low ceilings, pipes, narrow one-way passages, hiding debris and increasing the potential for mold damage if water remains

Should  I Hire A Different Contractor to Cleanup the Water for a Fire Restoration Project?

A benefit of using SERVPRO is our broad range of restoration expertise, and fire and water damage recovery are the foundations of our business. Nearly all fire damage restorations require water extraction and drying as a first step. We prepare for this and have all the needed equipment and products on our service vehicles to:

  • Pump or extract water
  • Contain contaminated water for lawful disposal
  • Dry the space 
  • Inhibit the potential of secondary water damage like mold growth with EPA-registered antimicrobials

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg covers all the bases of property disaster recovery, including complex water and fire restoration. Call (727) 522-0000 immediately after your loved ones are in a safe space during the fire so we can prepare to exceed your hopes and expectations. 

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