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Fire Damage Clean Up In Falmouth

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

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How Do I Clean Up Fire Damages in a Falmouth School Building?

Our SERVPRO team has efficient fire cleaning practices for your Falmouth school to get students and faculty back into the building as soon as possible.

Fires in a Falmouth school force immediate actions from faculty and administration to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers. Because fires can originate from many different sources, each of these situations is unique for firefighters, and even the restoration teams dispatched to help clean up the mess. Removing fire damages involves multiple approaches and advanced technology that often far exceeds the inventory of your custodial team.

Why Should I Choose Professional Fire Restoration?

    •    Fast Response
    •    Qualified Technicians
    •    Advanced Equipment and Technologies

When fire losses or any disaster occurs in a public school, it is vital to get professionals moving quickly to help. There is always a demanding timeline with public institutions because so many Falmouth residents can get directly affected by school closures or limitations. This need makes the fast response of SERVPRO professionals a vital resource in combating present fire loss effects in the school and preventing them from spreading farther than they already have.

One of the ways that our team stands out from traditional cleaning teams like your custodians maintaining the grounds is our extensive training and experience in fire recovery. The Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT) of our roster have gotten accredited through the standard-setting Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) firm. These endorsements can show our knowledge and experience before we even begin work on the school.

There are many ways that traditional wipe cleaning and conventional cleansers can cause more damage to the facility after a fire. With situations like soot residues, wipe cleaning can smear the affected surface and cause staining. All aspects of cleaning after a fire loss emergency involve varying levels of our advanced equipment and technology with the focus on protecting as much of the exposed materials and contents as possible.

How Does Content Management Work After a Fire?

    •    On-Site Cleaning
    •    Relocation
    •    Pack-Out Process

In your public-school system, the resources and supply of books are finite and precious. Protecting these contents involves a wide array of actions and possible approaches, beginning with on-site cleaning. The most cost-effective solution for your Falmouth school is restoring items and equipment on-site rather than relocating it or moving it to our nearby warehouse. With the use of potent cleaning products and practices, we can evaluate the effectiveness of on-site cleaning to determine how we can help without higher costs or more significant time expenses.

There are many instances when relocation can solve many of the pressing concerns for contents in fire-damaged areas of your school. Moving books, furniture, and soft fabrics to unaffected portions of the building can reduce the severity of odor and residue damage to these items.

Pack-out processes involve relocating damaged belongings and items to our SERVPRO facility. Content management professionals oversee more deliberate cleaning approaches, from immersion cleaning for soot removal or our ozone chamber for the deodorization of multiple contents simultaneously. Recovered and restored items can get stored safely in our climate-controlled warehouse until full cleaning of the school has finished.

How Can You Clean Up Fire Loss Effects?

    •    Soot
    •    Residues
    •    Ash and Debris

Cleaning up after a fire, even one that stays localized to a specific area of your Falmouth school can be a challenge without the right equipment and products. Soot is one of the most significant obstacles after a fire because it requires specific methods for cleaning, all while presenting potential hazards for those exposed. With approaches like soda blasting, our technicians can remove soot from painted concrete masonry units (CMU) used for the walls of individual rooms.

Likewise, residues that are not caused by soot can also be a hurdle for responding fire restoration technicians. Our SERVPRO professionals must determine the appropriate cleaning product, typically related to the type of soil affecting the material surface. Oil-based residues require specific chemical agents to trap and clean.

Fire debris might be minimal in your school setting, primarily because CMUs are natural deterrents for spreading fire, and the inclusion of fire-retardant insulation at the tops of these wall systems can reduce the movement of fire effects from one room to the next. Where debris does exist, it is beneficial to remove it quickly to reduce the severity of related conditions like odors and circulating soot or ash.

Will the Building Air Out or is Deodorization Required?

    •    Ventilation and Airflow
    •    Open Area Deodorization
    •    Trapped Odors

A common misconception about fire losses is that specific effects go away on their own, but this is not usually the case. For odors, the immediate harshness of these conditions can lessen with ventilation and moving air through your Falmouth school, but it does not always address the full measure of the concerns. Materials like drop ceiling tile can absorb smoke odors and amplify this scent long after the disaster when warmer conditions cause pores in the material to expand.

Among the most immediate odor concerns for the facility circulate in the environment where the fire took place. With air quality being a focus as well for our SERVPRO team, we can utilize dual-purpose machines for these open area needs the school. Hydroxyl generators can not only produce UV cleansing with the production of hydroxyl radicals that neutralize odors, but the machine also features onboard HEPA filtration.

Between flooring and ceiling tiles, odors can become trapped and might even appear to be gone. An assuring step that our professionals can take to ensure that fire odors get sufficiently neutralized is utilizing our thermal fogging equipment. The gaseous deodorization compound created by this machine can penetrate porous materials to eliminate trapped odors in surfaces and contents.

There is a demanding timeline to get the school back to full functionality after fire emergencies occur, and our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands professionals can help. We have experienced technicians and advanced equipment to make losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (508) 888-5985.

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