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The Key Points of Apollo Beach Fire Damage Restoration

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

fire damaged first floor, white columns servpro poster Have a fire damaged home in Apollo Beach? Just call SERVPRO for cleanup, restoration, and reconstruction - "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Fire Damage Happens in Stages

Despite being a smaller community in Hillsborough County, the area has seen its share of disasters and emergencies, including fire loss. Our professionals must respond quickly to get mitigation started when these situations occur. Because the area has many smaller single-family homes, condos, and similar properties, restoration requires several skill sets. We have accreditation in many industry niches like:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Odor Control
  • Structural Drying
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

Apollo Beach fire damage can occur from multiple sources, meaning the ultimate damage to the property and its contents vary from one site to the next. Our professionals understand the urgency of getting emergency services started to protect the household and avoid irreparable harm whenever possible. Part of our commitment to the customer begins with our ability to reach compromised properties fast.

Reaching Fire Disasters Fast

With any disaster situation, the sooner mitigation and restoration steps begin, the better it is for the affected property. Fires can be challenging because SERVPRO restorers must wait for clearance from the first responding professionals to extinguish the fire and manage several possible hazards to get work started. We work to provide the most efficient pathway to recovery by having fire restoration professionals ready to mobilize at the first notice of loss.

Inspecting Fire Loss and Estimating Restoration

Inspections and estimations play an essential part in the restoration that SERVPRO can provide. Insurance companies need to know the extent of the damage to approve damage claims, and homeowners must appreciate needed work and expected costs to start the recovery. Damage assessments are crucial to creating detailed and itemized estimations for the insurance provider and the customer, which can include any pressing concerns or discoveries like:

  • Ruined contents
  • Salvageable items
  • Destroyed structure
  • Safety hazards

Mitigation Steps for Early Recovery

The term mitigation describes the efforts started by SERVPRO professionals upon arrival to protect the property and its contents from greater harm. Emergency services are crucial to keeping fire loss effects from wildly spreading in a residence, which is why containment plays an important role in this phase of fire damage recovery. Other necessary mitigative actions can include:

  • Water Extraction - Water can increase the permanent damage that fire loss events can cause. We can remove standing water and trapped moisture with a combination of tools.
  • Air Filtration - Fire damage is prevalent in the environment, and air filtration can help reduce hazardous soot particles and smoke solids.
  • Relocating Contents - It can be beneficial to relocate at-risk personal belongings and furniture to prevent soot soiling and odor damage.

Cleaning Up Soot Damage

Soot is one of the unfortunate and challenging byproducts of combustion. When surfaces become coated by soot particles, careful considerations must be made about the composition and underlying materials to choose the appropriate cleaning strategies. Solvents and detergents, especially alkaline cleaners, help to reduce the acidity and corrosiveness of soot deposits to protect impacted substrates.

Deodorization and Odor Management

Strong malodors are also a byproduct of combustion and one of the final loss effects to resolve when cleaning after a fire. Choosing the suitable neutralization approach begins with understanding the impact of the smell on the environment, such as open-air odors or more challenging trapped scents in porous building materials. Some deodorization approaches include:

  • Pairing
  • Masking
  • Oxidation
  • Surface Cleaning

Addressing Commercial Fire Concerns

In the Greater Tampa area, many commercial properties also rely on the experience and fast response of SERVPRO restorers after fire damage. We have a skilled Large Loss division with advanced tools and training to manage challenging disasters in warehouses, offices, and municipal buildings.

When Apollo Beach fire damage includes your home or business, you can count on the professionals of our SERVPRO of Apollo Beach West, Gibsonton team. We have experience and cutting-edge equipment to make fire loss events "Like it never even happened." Call us now at (813) 624-2001.

Pro Fire Damage Tools Matter with Gibson Restoration

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

fire alarm smoke alarm on ceiling poster servpro SERVPRO says to check your Gibsonton home's fire and smoke alarms semi-annually. Call us for fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration.

SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Efforts Get Results in Gibson

Right from the start, any fire within your residence or commercial space creates a potentially dangerous situation. The longer fire burns, the more hazardous and destructive it becomes. Additionally, extinguishing the blaze can be just as damaging and leaves your property with water or chemicals that must get removed. Gibson property owners can trust SERVPRO to arrive fast with proven methods and the latest equipment to generate quality results. We always make it “Like it never even happened.”

Once you call us for fire damage in Gibsonton, you can rest assured that you have skilled technicians on your side. All of our crew is fully IICRC-certified to handle water removal services, house fire cleanup, and odor control to bring everything back to pre-fire condition. We also work in the safest, most effective manner possible to save time and money along the way.

Our Green Fleet is always fully stocked

Those signature bright-green vehicles that you may have noticed? They always come loaded with advanced tools and equipment for restoring fire-damaged homes. Some of the types of equipment we bring with us include:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Safety is essential with all restorations. Our crew wears PPE - coveralls, head protection, safety goggles, respirators, and more.
  • Vacuums and pumps – We handle smoke remediation and soot with shop vacs and water-capable vacuums to lift moisture from hardwood floors, carpeting, and other surfaces.
  • Moisture removal and air purification – Our equipment also includes negative air machines, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and air movers to help address moisture and particulates in the air.
  • Deodorizing and sanitizing – Pungent smoke odors are no match for ozone generators, hydroxyl machines, and thermal foggers. Our odor control technicians (OCT) know what methods and agents to select to help clean, sanitize and deodorize all surfaces.

Small house fires or large commercial blazes are no match for our restoration team at SERVPRO of Apollo Beach West, Gibsonton. Call us at (813) 624-2001 or request help online anytime.