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Why Do Professional Restorers Focus First on Water Issues After a Household Fire?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting a fire out at a home. Let SERVPRO help you balance the water and fire damage when you have a fire in your Brockton home.

The Multi-Certified Team from SERVPRO Provides an Integrated Water and Fire Damage Response for Our Brockton Neighbors

While firefighters apply chemical extinguishing agents and water during the height of a blaze, homeowners are grateful for the rapid knockdown of the fire. Only when you view your property after its survival of the fire emergency, do you realize the severity of the water loss. Significant water damage is understandable given the alternative, but it now needs immediate attention.

What Makes Water Damage the First Priority in a Fire Recovery?

The resolution of fire damage in your Brockton house includes the management of prompt water removal and thorough structural drying, including moisture hidden in building cavities. The safety risks presented by standing and absorbed water are substantial and must abate before smoke and soot cleanup can begin in earnest. Safety concerns include:

  • Slip, trip, and fall fears
  • Potential weakening and collapse of ceilings and walls because of heavy, collected water
  • Electric shock exposure
  • Deterioration of porous materials and oxidation of metal framing and fasteners
  • Activation of mold growth and consequent damage

How Do Restoration Companies Balance Water Removal with the Urgent Need for Fire Damage Cleanup?

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving quickly with fully stocked services vehicles after your call. One contingent of the SERVPRO crew responds to the water damage with high-efficiency extractors and state of the art structural drying equipment. Meanwhile, project managers evaluate the types and extent of soot damage, matching products and strategies so that we can move directly to residue removal after the water mitigation and remediation completes.  The transition from water to fire damage recovery is seamless.

Adherence to restoration industry best practices for both water and fire damage ensures that SERVPRO of Metro Brockton can bring your home back to preloss condition fast. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to start the transformation to “Like it never even happened.”

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