SERVPRO Restores Mansfield Fire Damage Using Phases
Understanding the Path of Fire Damage Recovery
While every situation is unique and challenging when restoring fire loss effects in area homes and businesses, a set pattern of restoration often follows. Knowing what to expect when your home or business suffers this damage can put property management at ease as the process begins. Our method can often be separated into five phases, which include:
- Emergency Services
- Soot Removal and Cleaning
- Repairs and Reconstruction
Mansfield fire damage should not be taken lightly, nor should time be wasted to get this needed restoration underway as soon as possible. We have experienced SERVPRO professionals available for each phase to ensure they happen promptly and the work is completed beyond customer expectations. The process starts with what our restorers can do for a residence before the primary cleanup.
Pre-Restoration Needs for the House
Even before actions like mitigation can get underway, our responding team must create a safe environment for the arriving restorers. Emergency services are an essential part of fire mitigation and restoration approaches and involve any step designed to make the worksite safer as technicians begin cleanup and mitigation. Using a combination of our general contractor license and our experience as IICRC-accredited restoration professionals, we can help with:
- Water Removal
- Temporary Construction
- Debris Removal
What Does Mitigation Mean?
Mitigation encompasses the earliest actions SERVPRO professionals take to overcome fire damage and prevent soot and smoke loss effects from overwhelming the property. We prioritize pressing concerns that present safety hazards for responding technicians. Many initial perils to a fire-impacted residence involve structural deterioration and airborne particulates. Technicians on our team have several mitigation objectives like:
- Protecting Personal Belongings
- Filtering Air Contaminants
- Removing At-Risk Structure
The Importance of Soot Management
Carcinogenic and acidic particles in the environment after a fire gets extinguished can be among the most challenging aspects of restoration. SERVPRO professionals must work fast to overcome this destructive fire damage, often prioritizing early steps to limit corrosivity. Alkaline cleaners can help in this regard.
The obstacle to removing soot rests in determining the type of smoke damage. Dry smoke, for example, can be easier to clean using HEPA vacuums and chemical sponges. Wet smoke requires solvents and detergents to lift soils for wipe cleaning without smearing.
Strong Smells After a Fire
Malodors are impossible to ignore after fire damage, as these can be among properties' more overwhelming scenarios. The combustion of dozens of different materials in your home makes a volatile environment for restoration professionals and house occupants. While early cleanup procedures can reduce the severity of smoke smells and burning odors, secondary deodorization approaches are still necessary to help. We have foggers, hydroxyl machines, and oxidation units to address open-air smells and stubborn, embedded odors trapped in porous materials.
Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs?
Repairs are a characteristic element in the entire fire restoration process. Damage to your home can happen in many ways, and we have a general contractor license to ensure that we can address threats to structural integrity as promptly as possible. Completing repairs also means addressing the early concerns of damaged utilities and structural vulnerabilities. This license covers all of the needed build-back and recovery services our SERVPRO team can provide, beginning with controlled demolition in mitigation through full reconstruction after cleanup.
When you contend with Mansfield fire damage, you need professionals capable of identifying the threats and protecting the structure. Our SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield team understands the urgency of fire restoration and can mobilize experienced professionals immediately to help. Call us when you need us at (860) 461-7194.