SERVPRO Recommends Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Tips!
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Fire damage creates many problems for your home. Complete and proper restoration not only for your health and safety but also to retain property value takes expertise and experience by certified professionals that only SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties in the Redding, California area can provide. We operate from a homeowner’s perspective and understand the unique nuances of each fire, smoke, soot and ash cleanup and restoration encounter.
24 Hour A Day Emergency Fire & Water Clean Up & Restoration
We don’t play around. Fire damage restoration is technically advanced tough work requiring detail and the kind of focused care residential home owners and commercial businesses all up and down Northern California expect from our over two decades of intense community involvement here in Shasta County.
Our customers and online 5-star reviews on our SERVPRO website, Facebook page, Google Business listing and on Yelp speak for themselves. Insurance and real estate agents, apartment and multi-housing property managers, home and business owners constantly phone SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties to ask for advice on how to clean up after a fire.
Self-Help Fire Damage Best Practices
Sometimes, for example, after burning a holiday Turkey a greasy smoke film coats surfaces. This yellow “protein” shellac produces a hard residue but also collects dust and produces discoloration if left on paint and cellulose based wall coverings. When that occurs phone us here in Redding at 530-222-0200.
Family & Pet Health and Safety Concerns
Smoke particles are often toxic from the burning of synthetic and chemical substances. Soot particles can become embedded in carpets and upholstery. Try to set down towels and plastic walkways in high traffic areas of your home – along entry points and hallways. Finally understand the correct type of cleaning product for a particular job. Remember to check and probably change your HVAC filters and also temporarily cut filter material to size and put over the air registers.
Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew
Firefighters are our local heroes however as we know they use water and sometimes chemical foam agents to extinguish fire. In the process of saving lives, property and homes, the structure from roof to floor along with home furnishings and contents become soaked and wet with the acidic reaction of water to smoke and soot, areas become a breeding ground for flourishing mold spores to grow in the environment of sheetrock, wood, wet wallpaper paste and cellulose based surfaces. This also includes water logged mattresses and bedding providing the dank, hidden moist environment where mold colonies thrive.
Our highly respected, recommended and trusted locally owned and operated SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties franchise here in the Redding Shasta-Cascade area strongly encourages you to call us as soon as possible. Mold and mildew are considered by many health care professionals to facilitate adverse reactions. SERVPRO professionals are trained, certified and equipped with the proper mold protection breathing gear to locate, identify and destroy mold growth at the source.
From Roof to Floor – Water and Soot Go Down
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All the water used to put out the fire, of course, flow to the lowest point in your home – the carpets and floor. Most of the time SERVPRO professionals recommend lifting and removing carpets. Water also seeps underneath the cracks and crevasses of hardwood and vinyl flooring frequently producing warping. But there is more…firefighters generally spray water on the roof – the highest point of a home – which floods down through the attic, insulation, structural beams and into the walls. Sheetrock becomes soaked. Once again, this kind of damage, with all the elements working together - fire, smoke, water and mold - is, most times, more than a homeowner can handle.
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Dishes and Food Utensils – Soak, Scrub and Clean
Don’t forget that plates, bowls, knives, forks, pots and pans become coated with smoke residue from fire. Items like wood spoons or bowls and rubber spatulas should probably be discarded because of their porous nature. Food and acidic, toxic ash and soot don’t mix.