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3 Common Causes of Fire Dama …

Fire damage restoration is the only way to completely address a fire and its aftermath. Whenever a property goes up in flames–whether it’s minor or major damage–there will be lingering effects. Water used to put the flames out can combine with smoke, soot, and the contents of your structure. The result is a toxic mix of hazardous damages that make the property dangerous to occupy. 

Unfortunately, the need for fire damage restoration is quite common. Soil-Away’s specialists have seen enough fire cases to know that there are commonalities between every scenario. Call the damage restoration experts at Soil-Away today for a consultation – 603-641-6555.

Fire Damage Restoration for A Space Heater-Related Fire

One of the most common reasons for fires is space heaters. These small but powerful devices easily blend in with other appliances. We forget they are there during the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, leaving a space heater on can lead to terrible consequences. Firefighters cite space heaters as a major cause for fire damage in homes and offices. Despite the boasts of the manufacturers regarding their safety, leaving them powered up unattended can lead to destructive blazes. One reason this occurs so often is because we overlook them.

In the event of a space heater-related fire, Soil-Away can mitigate any damages and restore your belongings to pre-fire conditions. Following the water needed to extinguish the flames, our truck-mounted extraction units can remove any standing water. In addition, our team uses powerful HEPA air scrubbers, air movers, industrial fans, and dehumidifiers to remove excessive moisture and humidity from the premises. These thorough tactics can help prevent black mold or other biohazards from developing in your surroundings.

Cooking Accidents

As another common reason for fires, cooking accidents can happen within seconds. Before you know it, your kitchen wall might be marked with soot. Heavy smoke will linger behind, contaminating everything, including your foundations and cabinets. A kitchen fire is no joke, often causing extensive damage before being put out. Once this occurs, you’ll need to retain Soil-Away’s restoration services.

Our experts will use special hydrometers and other moisture detectors to find any hidden pockets of moisture within walls or under flooring. Any walls or flooring that are beyond repair will be disposed of. In turn, we can salvage belongings by way of a strict cleaning process, which completely eliminates the fire smell and soot spots. Once everything is processed, all salvaged and restored contents will be brought back onto the premises. This process includes a post-inspection to evaluate the results of our restoration.

Aggressive Storms

A high-level storm can be responsible for creating or spreading fires. Your property, no matter when it was originally built, can suffer from water, lightning, and wind damage. All three can create electrical shorts when walls or foundations are hit with enough force. An aggressive storm spreads fire across a property, which means soot and smoke will overtake every structure in the nearby area. While you can take some precautions to avoid heavy storm damage, it is impossible to protect everything 100%. Storms are obviously chaotic and unpredictable. A freak accident is just that, which means you need a follow-up plan to address the aftermath. 

Fire Damage Restoration with Soil-Away

Soil-Away offers commercial loss restoration, including solutions for damaged appliances, fixtures, carpets, floors, and other surviving contents. The goal is to return your items back to a quality at least equal to or better than pre-loss conditions. At Soil-Away, we also have experts for mold removal, remediation and prevention, HVAC duct cleaning, and other specialized areas. Call us at (603) 641-6555 or visit our website today if you have experienced fire damage.

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Fire Damage and How to Retur …

Fire damage adds yet another layer to a terrible experience. Following the trauma of such an event, you will have to face the aftermath of flames and the damage it causes to your property. This can be a complicated process if you’ve never encountered a property damage situation before. 

Thankfully, there is a process to erase the damage from your property. First, you must assess the damage, sort your belongings, and then begin to clean up the mess so you can return to normalcy. Soil-Away can help.

What is the Fire Damage?

You’ll need to assess structural and contents damage caused directly by the fire. Smoke can cause as much damage as the flames themselves. Any water and materials used to extinguish the fire leaves a mark as well.

For the air duct system, we thoroughly remove airborne pollutants such as residual soot, dust, and potential mold spores. Our expert restoration team can examine actual physical damage and the potential of microbial infestation in the surviving structure.

To start with, an Industrial Hygienist (IH) will conduct a property evaluation to detect issues such as asbestos, lead paint and/or mold. This process may include air and/or surface sample tests. The goal is to confirm the level of toxins before beginning remediation. This will help determine the size and scope of the restoration process and ensure proper safety protocols are established prior to the project commencement. 

What Survives from Fire Damage?

We’ll work with you during this part of the process to safely inventory, document and dispose of any debris and unsalvageable contents on the premises. We tear out damaged drywall, flooring, and other components for later replacement.

Certified Esporta operators save and restore tens of thousands of fire- and smoke-damaged items a year. Soft goods like heavy clothing, camping gear, and regular bedding accessories are a priority, and often more can be saved than expected.

However, any unsalvageable items are inventoried, documented, and disposed of with the debris. Our clients benefit from 24-hour turnarounds on emergency and sentimental items, leading to quicker claim settlements. Contact us and begin rebuilding to normalcy.

From Fire Damage Clean-up to Normalcy 

Traditional washing applications cannot fully restore belongings and property in the wake of a blaze. This is why operators use the Esporta iS4000 Wash System, a state-of-the-art tool to even the odds. This technology boasts 35% less water consumption than traditional laundry jobs. 

This results in better restoration of textiles and soft contents, restoring 85% of the contents that traditionally would have been unsalvageable. If not dealt with quickly and appropriately with the right equipment and techniques, water – combined with smoke, soot, and the contents of your structure – can result in hazardous effects to the indoor air quality. This can hurt building occupants—pets, children, and others.

During a clean-up, it is important to clean and sanitize the remaining areas once torn-out debris is taken away for disposal. Debris and soot will contaminate any property marked by flames. In order to restore a clean and healthy environment, operators can use HEPA vacuums and air filtration systems to clean all affected areas. We thoroughly sanitize and deodorize everything. Once we finish the cleaning, we will take photos for the insurance company so you don’t have to. This saves you time and creates a speedier claims process.

Restore Normalcy with Soil-Away

Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration guarantees a return to normalcy following all the right steps. By using proven methods and current technology and tools we can erase the bad experience that a fire causes. We have experience with fire damage, and we understand how to stop further losses. Call the professionals at Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration at (603) 641-6555. 

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