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Smoke Damage in Your Blackwood/Gloucester Twp. Home

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

What is smoke damage restoration?

Restoring a home after a fire requires a lot of work. One of the most involved parts of recovery is smoke damage restoration. Smoke damage restoration is an integral part of the process. Not only does it make the home presentable, but it removes harmful carcinogens and restores structural integrity. It is best to seek help from the Professionals at SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township when dealing with smoke damage.

While most don't realize it, there are multiple types of smoke. Our professionals can easily identify the types of smoke present and how to remove damage from a variety of materials. SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township is equipped for the job. They have the knowledge and tools to effectively remove smoke damage, regardless of the size and scope of the damage. We will be able to get the job done effectively. To get a better understanding about the process and how we can help, there are a few things homeowners need to know.

Assessing The Damage

Before any restoration work is completed, a fire damage assessment must be performed. This is an important part of the process. It helps determine the costs involved and the best way to approach the project. To get a proper assessment, homeowners should contact SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township and their insurance company. They look at the extent of the damage and calculate a cost based on how much work needs to be done. The final cost should cover cleaning the smoke, repairing structural damage, and restoring the home back to what it used to be.

The Restoration Process

SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township must begin working fast. While a fire may be put out, damage continues to occur well afterwards. One of the biggest problems faced immediately after a fire is mold and mildew growth. Due to the presence of water and heat, the home instantly becomes a breeding ground for fungi. Within 24 hours, harmful mold will begin to grow. It is important to halt this process as soon as possible. To stop this growth process, we will place dehumidifiers throughout the home. The dehumidifiers absorb water in the air, ultimately bringing the humidity level down and stopping growth.

Since a home has a number of different surfaces, they must use the appropriate cleaner to do the job effectively. These cleaners remove soot and smoke to reveal a clean surface. SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township also uses deodorizers to remove the pungent smell that is left behind. If not cleaned properly, a home can wreak of smoke well after a fire. With deodorizers, the smell is removed. Throughout the entire process, workers will salvage as much as they can. Everything else will need to be repaired or replaced.

Smoke damage restoration isn't an easy task and should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO. We use heavy-duty equipment to get the job done, ensuring that the restoration job is thorough. With the help of SERVPRO of Blackwood/Gloucester Township, homeowners can recover and return to their normal lives. We help make it “Like it never even happened."

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