What To Expect From Our Atlanta Fire Damage Restoration Firm
SERVPRO Provides Profession Fire & Smoke Abatement to Atlanta Properties
A house fire is a tragedy no one anticipates, so if you experience a blaze in your Atlanta home, you likely have little idea what the next steps are. Contacting a reputable fire damage restoration company immediately after the firefighters leave is the only course of action. We have the trained technicians, latest equipment, and years of experience in the business.
Phase one is a general safety check. Fire damage to your Atlanta home can destabilize floors, ceiling, steps, and walls, among other building structures. Chemicals and water used to knock down the flames leave areas slippery. Combustion of some materials like insulation and lead paints or asbestos on older walls, pipes, and siding may release volatile fumes or particulates that require the use of personal protective gear to work in the area safely. Our crew leaders have extensive experience in evaluating the risks a burned house present to both restorers and residents and develop a restoration plan with safety as a prime consideration.
Removing water and drying the structure is phase two. Water disintegrates materials made of cellulose, including wood, drywall, insulation, and many other building staples. Metal oxidizes, and secondary damage such as mold growth follows within 48 hours if water damage is not mitigated. Extraction of standing water and then drying with air movers and dehumidifiers starts before the soot and smoke cleanup begins. SERVPRO crews measure and monitor moisture levels as this step progresses.
The third phase is fire debris containment and cleanup. HVAC systems should be disabled to prevent further spread of ash and soot; SERVPRO may clean that system as one of the final steps if it shows contamination. Our crews assess the type of residues present and use the proper strategies, products, and tools to remove them. Light, friable ash and soot vacuum and dust off surfaces, while stickier coatings from electrical or cooking fires may need abrasive cleansers, scrubbers, and even solvents to loosen and remove.
Finally, after all surfaces, structures, and belongings are clean, restored, and repaired, SERVPRO’s deodorization experts employ different methods to eliminate the smoky, burned smell. We start by removing odoriferous items and cleaning surfaces. If needed, we seal porous surfaces to prevent residual odor particles from vaporizing. As last resorts, we employ technologies like thermal fogging and hydroxyl generation to create odor neutralization particles that seek out and chemically change the odor-bearing particulates in the air, on surfaces, and within crevices.
The team SERVPRO of Southwest Cobb / Cascade is fully equipped, experienced, and trained to restore your fire-damaged home. Call us at (770) 739-2355 as soon as the authorities permit inspection for restoration.
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