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The Best Way to Handle Fire Damage Remediation in Your Falmouth Home

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires happen. Don't stress about it alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Toxic Residues Complicate Fire Damage Recovery in Falmouth

The smoke and soot residues created by fire in your Falmouth home differ significantly from everyday grime and dirt. Not only does cleanup require different products and techniques, but the residues can be hazardous when handled without precautions. Our fire damage mitigation and remediation managers and technicians master research-based strategies and techniques through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework to safely and efficiently clean fire residues. Our specialized qualifications can help you get through fire recovery.

Dangerous Substances Found in Smoke and Soot

Fire damage in Falmouth exposes the structure and contents of your home to a broad range of corrosive compounds. As various materials burn during a fire event chemicals including gases, tars, and particles partially combust and become airborne. A typical household fire destroys organic and synthetic fabrics, foams, plastics, wood and wood products, and even lead or asbestos-containing materials among other items. Breathing or handling the residues can put you and your family’s health at risk. The acidic properties of the residues discolor surfaces, tarnish metals, etch glass, and weaken building materials.

Cleanup Requires Air Scrubbing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

When SERVPRO arrives, our experienced crew assesses the scene and then gets to work. We remove and properly dispose of contaminated firefighting water first, and then turn to the lingering smoke and soot residues. Erecting a containment partition for the work area is a common tactic, using heavy-duty plastic. We seal off the space and improve its air quality with negative pressure air scrubbing technology. HEPA filters trap particles and the contaminated air vents to the outside. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) wear PPE for their safety and to prevent tracking toxic fire residues through other areas of your home as they complete remediation tasks.

Every Type of Soot Has Its Own Cleaning Protocol

Soot can smear, carries malodors, and often clings tenaciously to surfaces. SERVPRO technicians are masters at matching particular types of soot with cleaning products, tools, and cleaning techniques. We also have specialized cleaning resources at our production facility, including ultrasonic immersion tubs and industrial washing and drying systems. Heirlooms and other items you feared destined for the trash can find new function and life when our contents technicians perform their magic.

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands invests in the equipment and training needed to support safe and effective fire damage recovery results. As soon as the authorities permit, call us at (508) 888-5985 for help with toxic fire residues.

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