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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Residential Fire Damage in Fort Mill

9/28/2015 (Permalink)

Don't Let Your Kitchen Get Toasted!

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fort mill Home After Fire Damage

Many homeowners in Fort Mill know fires can result in significant fire damage to one's residential property. However, knowing how to deal with the aftermath of a fire can help you limit damages, save money, and remain calm throughout the restoration process. Learn more about how to complete the fire damage restoration process effectively by reviewing this short outline:

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that roughly 40% of house fires start in the kitchen. Space heaters are the second most prevalent cause for fire damage in a home. Other leading causes of fire damage include cigarettes, candles, and electrical fires. The extent of fire damage caused by a house fire can depend upon the kind of fuel burned by the fire. Fires that involve oil or plastics can cause a sooty film to seep throughout your home by way of walls, crawlspaces, and ductwork. Fires that burn wood leave smoke and smoke odor.

Smoke Damage

Following a fire that is not severe, you may be able to clean your draperies and curtains. Additionally, you may be able to clean your ceilings and walls with a detergent, but this is highly ill-advised. If any soot has been left behind as a residue, call the professional fire damage restoration experts from SERVPRO. Even a small fire, depending upon the combusted fuel, can leave soot that requires specialized equipment and technical skill and training to remove properly.  If repainting is needed, at least there is a solid base so that good results can be had.

Your Flooring

Small fires will typically cause damage to your flooring. In the case of a kitchen fire, hot grease can hit the floor and thereby cause discoloration. If your floors are covered with ceramic tiles, you will often be able to start the cleanup process with some effort and have decent results. Hardwood flooring is quite durable as long as secondary water damage has not been too drastic. It may necessitate sanding and a refinish. Vinyl tile and laminates are most susceptible to fire damage from the flames or heat. In some cases, only the damaged regions of these flooring types will be in need of replacement. Carpeted areas subjected to fire damage will require replacement.

Water Damage and Structural Problems

Fires cause at least some water damage to the properties they impact. Every area subjected to water damage will require cleaning. The water damaged rooms will need to be cleaned up expediently to prevent mold growth. The cleanup process will involve water extraction and then drying and dehumidifying. 

Call SERVPRO For Excellent Fire Damage Restoration

When your residential property in Fort Mill is impacted by fire damage, obtaining excellent, expedient restoration services is a must. The professionals of SERVPRO are known for working with speed and skill to eradicate water damage, mold, and any other issue that results from the fire. Our IICRC-certified technicians are passionate about getting the job done well and fast, and we're also pleased to provide you with 24/7 emergency assistance to expedite the cleanup process.

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We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.

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