Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire in Austin.
Dealing with the aftermath of a house fire can be extremely stressful especially when soot has completely covered your belongings. It should be known that fire damage cleanup is one of the most difficult aspects of a house fire.
In the event of a fire in your home, be sure to call your local Indianapolis fire department first. Your focus should always be safety first. Once you and your family are safe and secure reach out to your insurance agent to see if an insurance claim is necessary.
This is when you call us at SERVPRO of Southeast Austin . Your family is safe, your insurance has been reviewed, and now you need a fire restoration company.
Soot can develop through three different methods:
· Wet soot residue results from smoldering, low-heat fires. This residue is sticky, smeary, and has a very pungent odor.
· Dry soot residue results from fast-burning fires with high temperatures. This residue is typically dry, powdery, and non-smeary.
· Protein residue is almost invisible but can discolor paints and varnishes in your home. This residue also has an extremely pungent odor.
Each type of smoke damage restoration is different and requires specific expertise to clean. You need a fire restoration company, our team here at SERVPRO of Southeast Austin. We are highly trained in smoke, fire and water cleanup and restoration and can assist in all aspects. We consider everything we need to clean and what our plan is moving forward.
Structural Cleaning - After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Our team will walk your property to determine the extent of damage. We will use specific equipment and cleaning products for the different types of surfaces and products found within your structure.
Depending on the amount of soot, we can lower the cost of cleaning if lighter soot deposits are found. We can also see if the expense can be lower with repainting or refinishing. If this is not the case, we will clean to prepare for painting. This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.
Contents Cleaning - All the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. Our team will begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate.
Both wet and dry-cleaning services can be provided as we deodorize and restore contents to preloss condition. This process would include electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding and much more. Finally, we can provide an inventory list of all "to be claimed" items if so requested.
Deodorization – We provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. We do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance. As we seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. Ask us to explain the various methods available and which will work best for you.
No matter how difficult or hard you find your situation to be, we can help. Find your fire restoration near me with SERVPRO of Southeast Austin to help restore your home and bring it back to pre-damage conditions.