Mistakes You Don't Want to Make After Fire Damage in Your Mount Kisco Home
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The first 48 hours after fire damage in a home are crucial. Copious amounts of water wind up on the property from firefighting efforts, and not only does the smoke residue require removal, but fast extraction of the water also needs to occur as quickly as possible.
Self-cleaning fire damage is something Mount Kisco homeowners should avoid. When liquid cleaners come into contact with dry smoke residue - the result drives it deeper into surfaces, sometimes making things that once had restoration potential into a loss. Scrubbing away smoke residue sounds correct, but depending on the surface and type of smoke damage, it may cause more damage to the property.
DIY actions homeowners should take:
- When only a portion of the home is affected by fire, ask the fire department if it is safe to remain in the home
- Turn off the HVAC system to stop the spread of soot in the ductwork
- Close off the fire loss area of the house to foot traffic
- Turn off the electricity to the home if the walls around outlets are wet
Working closely with property owners to know what is happening with each phase of the mitigation process, SERVPRO technicians remove the water, debris, and charred items. Restoration services have two sides, and one is to save as much as possible through cleaning. Areas of the structure that do not have restorative potential are ready for reconstruction.
SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to become certified in the restoration sciences. This includes how to test and determine the type of residue, so they choose the best cleaning methods in each case. Often smoke residue requires careful manual removal followed up by the use of equipment to neutralize airborne soot particles and other odor control applications.
Fire damage cleanup and restoration need to happen as soon as possible after a fire loss. Call SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County at (914) 241-8100, our emergency response teams are available 24/7, and they have the experience, equipment, and commitment to do the damage to your home. "Like it never even happened."