DIY after a fire is never a good idea-let SERVPRO help
Once your home in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez is affected by a fire, your top priority is getting your property cleaned and repaired. In many cases, this desire leads people to try and do the projects themselves. If this were your planned methodology, you should reconsider this course of action. If the fire damage is of any consequence, many concerns need to be addressed. Can you do all of these tasks yourself?
Standing water left behind after the fire extinguishing efforts of the local fire department have several important ramifications. The resulting water damage can be furniture, electronics, clothing, drywall, ceilings, flooring, and more. Water removal must be done quickly. SERVPRO utilizes water pumps, wet-vacs, high-velocity fans and dehumidifiers to extract the water and moisture quickly, thereby mitigating the damage. Unfortunately, fire damage also comes with water damage.
The smoke damage that results from a fire can be quite substantive. In fact, the smoke left behind can become embedded in your furniture, flooring, carpets, and walls. If left unaddressed, this smoke damage can remain in your property for years. Soot, another by-product of specific fires, needs special attention for proper clean up to avoid staining of walls and furniture. Effectively removing smoke necessitates the use of professional procedures and products that fire restoration specialists from SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta have in their arsenal.
In many cases, homeowners who seek to complete the remediation process on their own will throw away items that are actually salvageable. Instead, allow SERVPRO to assist you with this aspect of the restoration process. We will assess, inspect and issue you a Contents Claim Inventory Service form--CCIS. This inventories affected household items and classifies them into non-salvageable, salvageable or questionable lists. Items can be containerized and cleaned at our facility by our IICRC-trained technicians.
If you attempt to complete the fire restoration process without professional assistance, the project will take a lot of time and probably lack positive results. However, hiring SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta to put your home back in a repaired, healthy condition after fire damage enables you to feel confident of the restoration. Consider the effort, equipment, and training involved in successfully restoring your home to its pre-fire condition.
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez/Goleta is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency in Buellton, Montecito, Santa Ynez, Goleta, Solvang, Los Olivos and other areas. We are proud to be an active member of the Santa Barbara community. Call us to help you. (805) 963-0606