Palm Harbor, FL Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

How Quickly Can SERVPRO Arrive After a Fire in Palm Harbor Homes? 

As a preferred vendor with many area insurance companies, we are often aware of disasters before potential customers ever call. Our preparedness for emergencies can help us to mobilize more quickly when every moment counts. While all restoration companies are at the mercy of the time it takes fires to get extinguished and first responders to clear the property for entry, we can be ready to move on your house's mitigation needs at this time. 

How Can SERVPRO Cleanup Soot Residues? 

Soot remains one of the most hazardous and potentially ruinous effects of combustion. These carcinogenic particles can circulate throughout the property, landing on structural surfaces and contents in the house and creating a thick residue. Depending on the materials burnt, residues can be acidic and stain underlying building materials. There are several cleaning practices that we can attempt before choosing a more direct path like controlled demolition. Some of these practices included: 

  • Dissolving soils 
  • Emulsifying soils 
  • Soda blasting 
  • Agitation 

Are Odors Able to Get Removed? 

While odor removal does not occur until one of the final stages of restoration, this is still a critical process in making losses "Like it never even happened," for Palm Harbor homes and businesses. While many tools can play a part in neutralizing harsh odors after a fire, including foggers and hydroxyl generators, we also have multiple products to reduce the severity of smells until this phase, such as counteracting beads. 

SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (727) 793-1333

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

We know that fire damage can happen any time, so we’re ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week—including holidays. We provide immediate emergency fire services for Palm Harbor homes or businesses, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Palm Harbor community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1960 Franchises, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We are fire damage specialists. We get started quickly to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition. We have specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our fire and water damage training/certificates.

Our Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The fire restoration process begins when you call us. Our consultant will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the type of fire damage you experienced, determining the equipment and resources needed.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

In many fire damage cases, it’s necessary to board up missing windows and walls and to place tarps on a damaged roof. This helps to maintain security and to protect against further damage. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

If needed, we can begin the water removal process with powerful pumps and extraction units. This removes most of the water. We complete the water removal and drying process with industrial-strength dehumidifiers and air movers. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Your property’s ceiling, walls, floors, and other surfaces will likely have smoke and soot residue. We’ll use specialized cleaning products, equipment, and techniques to properly clean your home or business. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Any restorable items will be cleaned and sanitized. We’ll use a variety of specialized cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. Our professionals will also remove smoke and other odors using advanced air scrubbing equipment and fogging devices with deodorizers.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

If your Palm Harbor, FL home has been struck by fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Dunedin / Palm Harbor South is ready to go to work. We know that the stress caused from a fire can be as devastating as the structural damage itself. Our team is trained to keep you apprised of the progress we are making on your property and strives to get you back inside as soon as possible.

Reach us at (727) 793-1333 so that we can begin the process of making your fire incident a memory.