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We Discuss Tips For Cleaning Up Your Glendale Home After A Fire

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips For Cleaning Up Your Glendale Residential After Fire Damage

Your Glendale home should be one place where you can always feel safe, regardless of what happens to you out in the world. However, a fire offers the opposite. A house fire may occur because of various reasons, including leakage of cooking gas, overloaded electrical outlets and short-circuiting. Our SERVPRO restoration team is dedicated to bringing the feeling of comfort back to your home quickly.

When your Glendale property has fire damage, there are certain things you can do to prevent further destruction to your property and its contents. One is disposing of food items that have been exposed to smoke and heat. Throw away even the canned food because excessive heat can ruin the food inside the cans.

It is also essential to create a list of the damaged items for insurance claims purposes. To get a full claim of your loss, create a list containing the description of the damaged items, their estimated date of purchase, brand name, and price. Also, take photos of the ruined items to act as proof for the insurance firm.

Another thing you can do is to remove soot from items exposed to smoke. For instance, the fire may not have ruined the furniture, but it may be filled with soot. Do not use water to wash the residue. Instead, use a dry cloth to clean it. You should also remove smoke from your home by opening all the windows and switching on fans that increase air circulation.

Seeking the help of SERVPRO fire restoration specialists is vital because some tasks involved in restoring a home to its preloss state are difficult to handle. For instance, dealing with water damage resulting from firefighting efforts can be daunting. Moisture can cause mold to spread, which can cause health problems and contaminate carpets, furniture, mattresses, walls, and clothing. Our technicians can remove the water using wet/dry vacuums and then use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas.

Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can also remove smoke residues from the exterior and interior surfaces of your home. We can use different mechanical actions to produce friction to agitate and loosen smoke residues. In certain situations, mechanical action can remove residues without applying cleaning products. Dry smoke can produce light concentrations of non-greasy smoke particles, and we can clean them from nonporous surfaces through mechanical action. Some items we use to produce mild agitation and are safe to apply on most surfaces including:

    •    Brushes
    •    Feather dusters
    •    Vacuums
    •    Compressed air

Smoke residues also usually give off smoke odors. We can use various professional products to deodorize your home. They include odor counteracting beads, deodorant granules or pellets, and water-based odor counteractants.

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale has the expertise to restore buildings to their peak state after fire disasters. Contact our team today at (323) 255-1000 for quick fire restoration services in Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles, and Atwater Village.

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