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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Does Smoke Damage Impact Port St. Lucie Homes?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

With multiple threats from fire and soot damage in Port St. Lucie, our restorers can help with mitigation and cleaning.

Fire and soot damage in area homes and businesses can be a pressing concern, especially considering how rapidly these effects spread. Through open pathways like the air duct system and structural openings, fire and soot damage can overwhelm areas far from the ignition point. Smoke damage can impact the home in many ways, and we can help with: 

  • Fire damaged homes
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire damage restoration

Indoor Air Quality Concerns

Fire and soot damage in Port St. Lucie homes can show immediately when our professionals first arrive at the property. Floating debris, ash, and soot particles can create a volatile and hazardous environment for those exposed. Our responding technicians suit up with respirators and even SCBA equipment to maintain safe breathing conditions and avoid carcinogenic threats when installing HEPA filtration equipment in the household. Running these air scrubbers and similar tools can benefit the property in several ways, including:

  • Reducing safety hazards from fire and soot damage exposure
  • Reducing the severity and thickness of soils and residues on surfaces
  • Reducing the power of present smoke odors

Soot-Covered Surfaces and Contents

Circulating soot can come to rest on surfaces and contents throughout the property and pose a unique threat for occupants of the house. The acidic composition of these particles forming a residue on finished and sensitive surfaces can erode and degrade these materials. Our SERVPRO team must utilize the data collected during the job scoping phase to identify where the most pressing of these concerns exist and begin sample testing surfaces for the right solvent, detergent, or abrasive cleaning strategy to loosen and remove present soot.

Removing Smoke Damage Odors 

Odors can be another obstacle for responding technicians created by fire and soot damage in area houses. Soot can be a widespread concern, but smoke also travels through pathways like the HVAC system and structural openings to spread harsh odors throughout the property. Counteractant products can begin to challenge the formidable presence of fire and soot damage, such as granules and beads, but it is our numerous deodorization tools that finish this effort. Through both on-site and off-site cleaning and recovery options, our SERVPRO team can use several pieces of equipment to overcome harsh smells, including:

  • Ozone machines/generators
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • ULV foggers
  • HEPA air scrubbers and vacuums

Fire Restoration Repairs and Reconstruction

While smoke damage does not always require repairs and reconstruction, having a team of professionals equipped with a commercial contractor license (CBC1261730) can offer homeowners additional assistance when build-back might be needed. From controlled demolition needs necessary to eliminate soot-damaged building materials to the replacement of these discarded structural elements, we have efficient approaches to help. We are a one-stop shop for fire restoration, recovery, and repairs.

Despite how challenging fire and soot damage might become, our SERVPRO of Port St. Lucie NE team is equipped and experienced to help. We are ready 24/7 at (772) 266-2350.

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