SERVPRO Recommends to Call Us to Make Your Fire-Damaged Home Whole Again
Fire Damage Crews in Loudon Can Cleanup and Restore Your Property
If your property in Loudon ever burns, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. However, there are a few things that you can do to speed up the mitigation process before we arrive. Upon arrival, we begin checking your structure for any potential hazards. Since you are planning to start some of the work yourself, it is smart to avoid any safety hazards you find.
When starting to restore fire damage in Loudon, our SERVPRO team usually shuts off all of the utilities running to the house. If you think the blaze was the result of a gas leak, it is wise to shut off the gas supply running to your home. If water was used to extinguish the inferno, it is smart to shut off the electricity to prevent electrical shorts or worse. A pipe break, from the fire's heat, can add more water to the already wet areas from the first responders' extinguishing efforts.
Next, you can start cleaning surfaces inside your home where you notice soils and soot residues. You can remove soot residues sometimes just by simply cleaning them with a dry towel or hot, soapy water and a rag. The general rule is that you can clean hard, non-porous surfaces with soapy water and a rag. However, when cleaning softer, porous surfaces moisture can soak the soils deeper into the material, therefore using a dry towel to wipe off soot residues proves to be the better option.
Looks pretty complicated? Worried about making more of a mess than the soot and residues already have done? We advice property owners to step back, ask yourself, can "I really restore my home to its pre-fire damage condition?" Probably not, contact SERVPRO's skilled FSRT fire and smoke damage restoration technicians to make you feel, "Like it never even happened."
Call SERVPRO of Loudon & Roane Counties at (865) 986-3015 for fast 24/7 service conducted by our highly trained team.
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