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The Importance of Expert Fire Damage Cleanup in Harrisonburg Homes

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

a roof of a house that is on fire with smoke billowing from the windows and skylights Quick action after a fire can help prevent the damage from escalating. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for certified technicians and remediation services.

SERVPRO Has the Right Equipment for Safe Fire Restoration in Harrisonburg

No matter how small, a fire incident is always scary and can leave you feeling vulnerable. Porous surfaces such as ceilings, walls, and insulation absorb smoke residues. Soot also covers vast surfaces at your Harrisonburg property, staining textured materials. But with the right equipment, restoring normalcy is easy.

Fire damage in a Harrisonburg home can be invisible in some areas, and an average homeowner might easily miss it. Cleaning up after a fire, therefore, takes professional skill. SERVPRO crews remove visible soot and smoke particles from hidden places.

Tasks you should not attempt after a fire   

  • Do not operate unchecked electrical appliances
  • Do not move or sit on upholstered furniture
  • Never consume food products exposed to the extreme heat of a fire
  • Do not water your indoor plants until you remove soot   

How taking precautions eases fire restoration

You should not attempt some tasks yourself because of risks such as smoldering ash and toxic gases. SERVPRO has proper safety equipment to perform the work without the risks. To combat pervasive smoke odor, our crews use the thermal fogging technique. This method ensures deep penetration of deodorizing agents, neutralizing smoky odors. It is useful for concealed areas such as attics and works well for odor-absorbing insulation.

Safety steps while thermal fogging

  • Ensure all individuals and pets have vacated the area
  • Disable smoke detectors
  • Extinguish pilot lights on appliances

To allow maximum fog penetration to crevices, SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians ensure the treated area is undisturbed by limiting access to the site for some time. We also thoroughly ventilate to remove fumes before reoccupying. Setting up high-velocity air movers and exhaust fans helps turn over the air in the area.

SERVPRO of Rockingham and Augusta Counties knows how to apply fire damage restoration techniques for the best outcome. Call us at (540) 433-6100. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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