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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Some Common Boynton Beach Fire Damage Issues

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee driving a forklift moving wooden crates Dealing with the aftermath of a fire and subsequent fire damage in Boynton Beach can be pretty tricky. Let SERVPRO help! Call right away.

Boynton Beach Residents Trust SERVPRO For House Fire Cleanup

While fire and smoke damage to a Boynton Beach home cannot be described the same every single time, several commonalities among fires enable SERVPRO techs to handle the restoration efficiently. After a fire, it is not safe for property owners to manage the cleanup tasks independently. Many challenges are common to most fires, such as:

  • Smoke damage throughout the affected area
  • Water damage from first responders
  • Strong fire odors
  • Damaged walls, floors, and ceilings requiring controlled demo actions

SERVPRO technicians have training as IICRC-Certified professionals for handling all aspects of Boynton Beach fire damage restoration. Even a small fire can spread airborne soot and smoke throughout the residential property, affecting the ductwork. The specific training of the techs allows them to:

  • Target ruined building materials
  • Clean home contents for reuse 
  • Remove fire odors from the property

Is It Possible to Cause More Damage Self-Cleaning Smoke?

When SERVPRO technicians arrive at a property for a fire restoration service, it is not uncommon to find that the homeowners attempted some level of cleanup on their own. This scenario is particularly common after a small kitchen fire, a type of fire damage that carries a heavy, pungent odor due to the vaporized protein residues that spread throughout the area. 

When well-meaning homeowners apply liquid cleaners to various smoke damage, it can permanently damage the surface. With the FSRT (Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician) training that the technicians undergo, they have the knowledge and tools to handle all aspects of fire damage successfully. This know-how means they can determine the residue types left behind by the fire and ensure that the countertop, wall, or other areas of the property are not damaged by the cleaning application method used. 

Will There Be a Pack-Out During Every Fire Restoration Service?

SERVPRO techs utilize their pack-out service as needed, but it is unnecessary for every fire damage restoration job. This action is beneficial when items within the property are either without fire damage or have smoke damage that would be responsive to various cleaning applications. Typical fire damage removal methods for contents include immersive and abrasive cleaning solutions and soda or ice blasting equipment for stuck-on residues on studs. 

Fire Odor Removal is Crucial

It does not matter if a house gets cleaned from the visible signs of fire damage if it still smells like smoke. The technicians have extensive training in removing fire odors within a home. Washable fabric items are not an automatic loss as specialized equipment can clean and sterilize the articles in a single cycle. This action can save homeowners money by replacing clothing, household items, and bedding. The air quality gets addressed during the entire fire restoration service by using equipment such as air scrubbers or creating negative air ducts to port air filled with particulates off-site continuously. 

Ductwork Cleaning 

The hot air that expands during a fire can push soot-laden air into the ductwork. In cases where the HVAC is turned on after a fire, it can rapidly spread fire odors through the home. SERVPRO technicians can offer homeowners duct cleaning as part of the fire restoration service when necessary. 

SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at  (561) 861-2537 supports the local Boynton Beach area with professional fire damage restoration. The techs have years of fire cleanup experience to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

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