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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Put the Flames of Worry Out In Somerset After A Fire

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

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How Do I Get Professional Fire Restoration for My Somerset Home?

Our SERVPRO team is ready 24/7 to help with fire losses that affect your life.

It can be a great challenge for many Somerset homeowners to get the pieces in motion to protect and restore their homes immediately following a fire. With reputable restoration professionals like our SERVPRO team available 24/7, emergency services, cleaning, and recovery of your property are often only a phone call away.

What Does It Mean When Restoration Companies Chase Fires? 

The term "chasing fires" has become synonymous with taking advantage of the misfortunes of Somerset homeowners after fire damage disasters. In truth, when it is said that our SERVPRO team chases fires, it refers to our professionals and administration keeping an ear to the ground for disasters that happen in the neighborhoods we serve. Learning about fire losses as they happen can benefit the affected homeowner in many ways.

Our preparedness for the emergency is direct, and your property can benefit from our knowledge of a fire in progress. No matter how fast we can respond to emergencies threatening homes and businesses throughout our region, information delivered at the right time can have our technicians and professionals ready to respond when first responders and firefighters turn the property back to you.

With our established relationship with area insurance providers and companies, we often get informed of situations in real-time. Once you contact your insurer, we can enter the loop to simplify the claims process and begin to mitigate the fire damage.

What Are the Emergency Services SERVPRO Offers After a Fire?

  • Controlled Demolition
  • Fire Debris Removal
  • Water Removal
  • Secure the Building
  • Air Quality Control

Once our team arrives at your damaged Somerset home, we must immediately begin several actions before the job scope and mitigation efforts. These emergency services help to make the worksite safer for the responding technicians from our SERVPRO team. Controlled demolition, for example, can address compromised and weak portions of construction materials by discarding them.

Debris removal is one of the first tasks that must occur on any structure fire, as this helps the property to experience less concentrated effects like odors and soot particles. When our professionals first arrive and begin controlled demolition tasks, we can also utilize this time to shovel and vacuum loose debris from the floors.

Controlling the contaminants and environmental hazards is also essential to make the job site safer for our responding technicians. With advanced tools in our inventory, like air scrubbers and negative air chambers, we can reduce the movement and migration of harmful soot particles that can be hazardous to those exposed.

What Equipment is Needed for Cleaning After a Housefire?

  • Abrasive Cleaning Equipment 
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Equipment
  • Deodorization Tools

Cleaning up after fire losses involves multiple tools and strategies working simultaneously. Because every disaster is different, some Somerset homes might experience higher soot deposits while others deal more heavily with harsh odors lingering after the emergency. However your home is affected, we must address the situation with powerful, cutting-edge equipment like soda blasting and media blasting for surfaces affected by specific soils and soot.

Removing odors from the house is another challenging obstacle for responding technicians like ours. While smoke odors can exist in the environment where the fire occurred, the exposed materials and contents have also likely been affected by these smells. Deodorization practices and equipment must address open-air odors and trapped molecules in porous surfaces. We typically rely on thermal foggers, hydroxyl machines, and ozone generators to accomplish these tasks.

Do Restoration Companies Do Repairs as Well? 

  • Licensed Residential Contractors
  • Build Back
  • Renovations and Remodeling

Because we have a licensed division of contractors in-house, we can offer a comprehensive approach to restoring Somerset homes and businesses after a fire loss. Our experienced professionals first got involved with controlled demolition practices when our SERVPRO team arrived at the damaged home and can now begin the full-scale reconstruction of the house once restoration completes.

Repairing and rebuilding your home is a carefully crafted portion of the restoration process we offer customers. With controlled demolition techniques, matching existing construction materials is the only suitable path to make damages "Like it never even happened." We work with our customers to meet their expectations in this reconstruction phase.

It is also possible that due to the severe structural damages that your home endured during the fire loss incident, you can consider the possibility of remodeling and renovation. When residences get taken down to their structural skeleton, much of the first half of remodeling work has already occurred in the initial cleanup and controlled demolition phases. We can utilize an opportunity that interests clients to rebuild to new specifications and designs.

Fire damage can be a devastating force for homes and businesses and one that requires our professionals to respond quickly and confidently. Our SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County technicians have accreditations from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to offer a knowledgeable presence during stressful times. Give us a call 24/7 at (908) 490-6462.

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