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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Restoration for Your Dunedin Home

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage from a house fire Smoke and soot damage require specialized techniques for the best possible restoration outcome.

A Deeper Understanding of the Combustion Processes Delivers the Right Outcomes for Your Restoration 

When mitigating damages caused by fire, homeowners should know that they have to dispose of some items and save others. Having a deep understanding of fire damage helps determine whether affected materials are restorable and clears things up with insurance adjusters. SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South has the know-how Dunedin homeowners need to streamline recovery. 

Which fire damage problems does superior knowledge help resolve better?  

The entire fire restoration process at your Dunedin home can derail if you fail to understand some basic things about fires. For instance, you might fail to realize that:  

  • Fires pose risks even after they are put out 
  • Even harmless residue can cause permanent damage 
  • Fire residues reach areas that you might not expect 

Apart from damaging your valuables, the combustion process produces a wide range of by-products. For instance, when a fire burns organic compounds, it produces nitrogen oxide, while sulfur dioxide is the by-product of burning inorganic compounds. Other substances such as hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide are also left in the air. Venturing into the damaged property without protection can lead to bodily harm. Our SERVPRO technicians prepare by wearing protective gloves, boots, or respirators when entering the property.  

What are the best examples of harmless residues that lead to damages?  

Fires leave various residues on surfaces, including ash and soot. The seemingly benign nature of soot can fool you into thinking that everything is safe and can stay the same until you are ready to restore it. However, soot has acidic properties and can cause permanent damage to some materials, including:  

  • Chrome or other metallic finished materials 
  • Granite or other stone surfaces 
  • Plastics or related materials  

Soot causes staining or discoloration on materials given sufficient time. Our technicians use simple approaches such as pre-cleaning and applying protective oil films to prevent such damage.  

A deep understanding of the processes that cause damages is the best skill when restoring fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South at (727) 793-1333 to send highly skilled technicians that help resolve any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

If you experience fire damage in your Dunedin home, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Dunedin/Palm Harbor South anytime 24/7. We're ready to help you! Call 727-793-1333.

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