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Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation is Necessary in Sebring

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation is Necessary in Sebring Smoke odors and soot are difficult to remove which is why professional fire restoration services are necessary.

Why Sebring Homeowners Shouldn't DIY Fire Damage Repair

A common complaint we hear about fire damage from homeowners who do their initial cleanup, is after the apparent signs of smoke and soot are wiped away, there is still an odor that brings a reminder of the fire.  The odors result from high-heat fires have smoke that penetrates porous objects, and the smell gets more entrenched than traditional cleaning solutions or methods can reach.  

When SERVPRO technicians tackle the after-effects from a fire at a Sebring home, especially if there has already been some cleanup attempted, we immediately begin assessing the scope of the damage and the mitigation that needs to occur to prevent any additional loss. Often fires are limited to a specific area of the home, and it can be beneficial to stop the spread of any further odor or soot residue to contain the area with poly sheeting.  

Deep re-cleaning with our professional-grade solutions along with wet and dry sponge methods removes additional smoke and soot residue. Our specially equipped HEPA vacuums negate odor-causing fine particles. Another frequent cause of odor is due to moisture from putting out the fire not being adequately dried. We use weighted extractors to push remaining water out of carpet padding and industrial air movers paired with dehumidifiers ensuring complete moisture removal from the walls and flooring.  

The final stage of odor-fighting happens once we have determined the area is dry using moisture detectors and probes. SERVPRO technicians have several methods of fighting unpleasant odors left behind by a fire. Negative air fans and air scrubbers are beneficial for air decontamination, and ventilation of the area and often an ozone machine can clear odors in 24-hours. When a more intense level of odor removal is required, thermal fogging is a method we use to drive a high-heat deodorizing fog that penetrates porous objects and leaves them clean and fresh.  

Fire damage is not something you should repair on your own. Let the certified restoration experts at SERVPRO of Highlands County handle the task for you. Call (863) 446-0258 any time 24/7 and our team can begin the job of restoring your home to its preloss condition.

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