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SERVPRO Provides Frederick Property Owners with Premier Fire Loss Mitigation

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Provides Frederick Property Owners with Premier Fire Loss Mitigation Frederick Fire Damaged Homeowners Often Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Carpet Cleaning After a Fire in Your Frederick Home

Even without a disaster, the carpets of your Frederick home can be magnets for dust, dirt, debris, dander, and other potential contaminants. While you work to keep up with these threats and hazards with regular vacuuming and cleaning of trafficked areas of your property, when situations like fires occur, this magnetism for soil can severely compromise the look and feel of your carpeted floors. Effects like soot and smoke residue can directly affect these areas of your home.

With a growing roster of IICRC-Certified cleaning technicians capable of handling the often traumatic and widespread effects of fire damage in your Frederick residence, we can approach every disaster with experience and confidence. We understand the risks of improperly cleaning soot and smoke residues, so our rapid response team arrives with the specialized equipment capable of carefully extracting this sediment and the high-strength cleaning agents, some specially formulated, to restore the look and function of your carpeting.

As soot removal is one of the priorities to restore damaged carpets after a fire, our SERVPRO team arrive with our premier carpet cleaning equipment to implement both dry cleaning and hot water extraction approaches depending on the severity of the situation. Not only can this practice help to remove soot/smoke particulates that could lead to staining of the fibers, but it can also help to thoroughly deep clean the carpets as well from other potential soiling, sediment, and buildup that could exist at the base of the fibers. We may be able to turn a bad situation into a much better one with cleaner carpets than before the fire.

Another concern for restoring damaged carpets after a fire is the smoke smell and foul odors that can get trapped through the material. Our SERVPRO team can utilize UV and thermal fogging machines to neutralize these foul odors on contact. These same machines can also address foul scents from the fire present in open environments, fabrics, and other materials throughout the house.

We attempt to offer the most efficient and thorough solutions to address every fire consequence that could threaten your property. With our expertise in the restoration industry and our growing inventory of recovery and mitigation equipment, our SERVPRO of Frederick County can make fire loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (301) 662-1747.

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Frederick County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Frederick County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (301) 662-1747