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Structure Cleaning During Fire Damage Restoration in Denville

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Soot on Wall Don’t let fire damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Morris County.

SERVPRO Helps Denville Homeowners Complete Structural Cleanup with No Disruptions

Fires vary in degree of destruction. Fortunately, not all destroy property and belongings, thanks to the fire safety measures and the quick action of our fire departments. However, even a minor kitchen fire incident leaves damage hence the need for cleanup in affected areas and throughout the house. The experience can be emotionally gut-wrecking for most Denville homeowners. SERVPRO helps develop a plan to restore your property to its preloss condition while minimizing disruption.

Structure cleaning during fire restoration in Denville prevents future damage. Damage may continue to occur after extinguishing a fire from soot residue exposure. This is one reason why professional structural cleanup is essential. Once a fire is out, our team conducts a thorough evaluation of the structure to identify areas in need of repair.

Other Measures are Taken to Prevent Structure Damage

  • Removal of debris 
  • Drying out moisture from firefighting efforts
  • Removing fire extinguishing residues

Dealing with Charring and Smoke Damage on Wood Surfaces

The intensity of a fire can compromise the strength of a house by charring or scorching wood framing. You find that solid wood starts burning outside due to the heat, and if such charring is deep enough, its structural strength is affected. Our technicians tear down any charred materials that cannot be restored. If framing displays a significant loss of surface material, we ensure any steps taken comply with state and local regulations.

Methods that fix charring and odors

  • Wire-brushing
  • Scraping
  • Abrasive blasting
  • Application of a deodorizing pre-sealer

Smoke and soot tend to get absorbed by almost everything in a home. The longer the exposure, the greater the likelihood of replacing the affected items. Soot damage results in staining wood framing, and cleanup can prove challenging as smoke tends to permeate wood surfaces due to its porous nature. Our technicians prefer to remove residues by cleaning. However, when cleaning fails to remove all residues, we may have to seal the surface.

SERVPRO of North Morris County can handle your fire restoration needs effectively. Call us at (973) 983-5657. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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