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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage Cleanup

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Inside of a laundromat after a large fire with lots of soot, ashes, and debris Fire damage following a laundromat fire

Fire damage cleanup is a difficult, multi-step process that often consists of water damage, smoke damage, and fire damage. Depending on the severity of the fire and the heat of the blaze, it is also possible that the property has structural damage and/or may need to be boarded up to be protected from the elements.

Cleanup after a fire will include removing debris, removing all of the smoke particles and soot accumulation, removing any standing water, as well as irradiating the smell of smoke. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, it's important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. This is why you will want to be extra careful when going into your home or touching fire-damaged items after a fire. In fact, before going into your home following a fire, American Red Cross recommends to check the outside of the home first. Damage on the outside can indicate a serious problem on the inside, leaving the home unsafe to enter.

As you can see, there are many dangerous risks that can come with a home fire. Without the proper cleanup, these risks can linger for longer than expected. This is why it's important to trust professionals to help restore your home back to its original quality. If you find your home needing restoration following fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez for all of your fire damage repair and restoration needs. Call us today at 805-963-0606.

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