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How Restoration Experts Deal with Fire Damage in Eagle Rock

10/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Restoration Experts Deal with Fire Damage in Eagle Rock SERVPRO Tip: Smoke Detectors Save Lives and Protects Property in Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Fire Damage Ranges from Small to Severe

Once the immediate emotional and physical responses to a house fire have been soothed, there are all kinds of practical considerations to think about. This is particularly true if the damage is extensive. There may be severely degraded walls, soot-blackened furnishings, and the presence of residual smoke. All of these things require specialist attention if a homeowner wishes to move back into the property at some point.

If your home has been hit by fire damage in Eagle Rock, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. It is really important that you start the repair and restoration process as soon as possible. The chance of saving your furniture and possessions is much greater if you respond quickly. Fortunately, the experts at SERVPRO are committed to carrying out repairs in a way that is sensitive, simple, and efficient.

This guide to the three main types of fire damage will help you determine the extent of the problem and get the help that you need.

Minor Fire Damage
This category of fire damage is usually used to describe incidents that have been spotted and neutralized quickly. So, for example, a pan may have caught on fire in your kitchen, but been extinguished before it could do any permanent damage. This is the most common type of fire damage, and our technicians handle it all the time. There is only a light coating of smoke residue on the walls and ceilings. There may be slightly degraded patches on door frames and walls, but only a small amount of repainting is needed. The majority of the damage can be removed with dry and wet cleaning tools. It is unlikely that furniture or other items will need to be replaced.

Medium Fire Damage
The amount of smoke residue is greater if the fire damage is moderate. A more extensive restoration process is required to remove the effects. There is likely to be a distinct and lingering odor, which requires special attention from the technicians. SERVPRO deals with smoke smell via the use of highly effective ozone machines and deodorization equipment, including thermal foggers.


Dry cleaning is unlikely to be suitable for this task, so wet cleaning tools will be brought onsite to eradicate soot and smoke. There may be multiple spots on the walls and ceilings that require repainting. In some cases, cabinets, drywall, and floors will need urgent repairs. The likelihood is that some items and belongings close to the fire will have to be replaced.

Severe Fire Damage
The most serious type of damage is from a big fire that has been allowed to burn unchecked for a time before being extinguished. However, it may be that the severest damage is limited to one room and the rest of the house has been spared. The smoke residue will be thick and its odors strong and deeply unpleasant. In most cases, we require residents to move out of the property completely while restoration work is carried out. The process may be short or lengthy, and supplies may be used to protect the structure from the elements (boarding up the windows, and a tarp service, for example). Your furniture and other items will be transported as a pack-out to our cleaning facility so that restorers can attempt to save as many possessions as possible.

Fire damage is a really tough thing to handle. It can turn a life upside down, so our job is to get repairs started quickly and with the minimum of fuss. We’ll work closely with you to save as much of the property as we can. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock is a locally based franchise, and you can get in touch with us at any time for help. Call us 24/7 at (818) 244-6005.