Whom to Call When a Fire Damages Your St. Petersburg Property?
When a fire affects a home or business, the outcome can be devastating because of the widespread smoke damage on structural elements and contents. Even when a fire starts in one building, many other properties in the neighborhood may be affected since air currents tend to push clouds of smoke towards the other properties. Water damage is also likely because of the moisture introduced by the firefighting efforts. The damages can be readily identifiable or hidden within structural assemblies such as wall spaces, ceilings, or other cavities. When the damages are hidden, the restoration challenge is more significant, thus requiring a skillful response.
What Initial Steps Does SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg Take When Addressing Fire Disasters in Properties?
Getting a clear picture of the type and level of loss at the property is crucial. Setting up containment measures to prevent damage from spreading to unaffected structural materials and contents is another essential step. As an experienced SERVPRO operator, we have all the necessary resources, including water restoration and fire cleanup training making it easy to inspect the loss and start remedial action in good time. Our technicians examine the loss using various equipment to establish various aspects of damages, including:
- Char gauges to check the charring depth
- Moisture meters to test wetness spread patterns
- Thermo-hygrometers to check indoor humidity levels
Are There Individual Tasks that Might Prove Extremely Challenging Affecting the Overall Outcome of the Restoration?
Venturing into a NE. St. Petersburg property after a fire loss incident can be a confusing experience since innumerable problems have to be addressed. Typical tasks include removing the piles of charred debris that litter the loss site, cleaning severely soiled surfaces, rebuilding and refinishing the structure. Sometimes, it is the tasks that appear simple that turn out to be challenging. For instance, even entering the structure can prove difficult because of strong odors and the particulate matter suspended in their air that make breathing difficult. SERVPRO technicians are highly prepared with protective gear such as bodysuits and respirators, thus easing access to each section of the damaged property.
Does SERVPRO Set Any Goals When Handling Restoration of Fire Damaged Properties?
Restoring properties affected by fire disasters is unique in each case. However, better outcomes can be realized by setting some goals beforehand. In general, SERVPRO aims to quickly clean and restore your structure to its pre-fire loss condition for your convenience and to prevent severe secondary issues such as deep staining and corrosion by acidic soot residues. We also set other goals depending on the specifics of the loss. For instance, in case of smaller fires where the residents remain in the structure during restoration, we prioritize processes that guarantee comfort, such as cleaning amenity areas and setting up containment barriers with plastic sheets to keep odors and residues away from the occupied areas. With our assistance, it is easy to complete:
- Fire damage restoration
- Smoke remediation
- Water & fire damage restorations
- House fire clean up
With our combination of skills and equipment, we can assure you that when your NE. St. Petersburg property disaster such as fire touches your life, our SERVPRO team helps make it “Like it never even happened.”