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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage Remediation FAQ's

5/17/2023 (Permalink)

When it comes to fire damage, we get a lot of questions. So, we asked our project managers to answer some of the most commonly asked fire damage remediation queries.

Here is what they said:

Can my clothes/photos/artwork be cleaned after a fire?

Yes. There is a network of different specialty companies that we can coordinate with to quickly remove these items from the source and clean/restore to their original state if no permanent damage has occurred.

Can I use water to clean soot off my walls?

No. A product with degreaser is needed to clean soot, but be warned, there are different types of fire which can require different methods of cleaning. When in doubt, give us a call!

Is it possible to get rid of the odor after a fire?

Yes. Each fire is unique in the scope of work that is required to remove the odor, however. Some are as simple as light cleaning and deodorizing, and others may require demo of heavy areas and encapsulating the framing before new materials to remove the odor.

What should I do after a fire but before SERVPRO comes?

  • Take lots of photos from different angles.
  • Determine what items you need in case you can't live in the home.
  • Order refills of all medications located in a room with visible soot damage. Bottles may not be airtight & it's advised nothing exposed to soot be ingested.
  • Call your insurance company.

How does SERVPRO clean fire damage?

We have access to a complete line of SERVPRO cleaning products that are tailored for any situation that we may encounter. The type of fire, material or fabric will determine which product we will need to complete the job.

Still have questions? Need our help getting your home or business back to normal after a fire? Give us a call! We are happy to help!

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