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How SERVPRO Removes Smoke Damage in Burley Homes

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

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No Whiff of Bad Smell After SERVPRO Restores Fire Damage in a Burley Home

It is common for the odors associated with fire incidents to linger in a property even after restoration. Such odors can make it uncomfortable to stay in the house. Odors can also lead to respiratory issues if caused by particulate matter suspended in the air. The decision to involve SERVPRO in the restoration helped eliminate all traces of bad smell from a Burley home.

Removing Odorous Materials

The materials charred or wholly burnt in a fire damage incident in Burley continue to emit odors long after the flames go out. Our SERVPRO team, therefore, focused on removing all charred materials from contents, surfaces, and structural components such as frames to serve the duo purpose of restoring the visual appeal and removing all malodor reserves. Our FSRT, Fire, and Smoke Restoration Technicians are familiar with different cleaning methods, including sanding, abrasion, and soda-blasting, which remove all traces of charring from materials.

Odor Modification

Although odor is invisible, it is made up of molecules that evaporate into the air due to their volatile nature. Some areas of the property were still odorous even after thorough cleaning efforts. Our SERVPRO technicians are prepared to tackle such challenges through odor modification methods. In some areas, we used a ULV fogger to deliver a water-based odor counteractant to neutralize the odor. In other areas, we used thermal foggers to deliver solvent-based deodorizers vaporized to particles as small as half a micron that penetrate deep into materials. Thermal fogging delivers the deodorizer just like the smoke that causes the odor in the first place, thus allowing better interaction.

Masking Some Odor

Even after dealing with malodors caused by the combustion processes, we still had to ensure the residents would feel comfortable once they moved back into the property. Some processes, such as refinishing surfaces through painting, left some temporary odors that could diminish comfort. Our team chose to mask these odors using time-release beads, which provide a sweet scent.

Full restoration of a fire damaged property should leave no traces of bad odor. Call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What You Can Do About the Fire Damage in Your Burley Bathroom

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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So, a small blaze broke out in your bathroom and caused fire damage in your Burley home. Accidents happen, but it is essential to know exactly what to do when damage occurs inside of your home. Whenever fire damage happens inside, get help as soon as you possibly can. Remediating fire damage is time-sensitive, and the quicker that professional help arrives, the better. 

The fire damage in your Burley apartment came from a scented candle and your cat. The small mischievous animal knocked over a box of tissues on your vanity, near the candle. The tissues caught on fire and then spread the flames to nearby cosmetics, leaving a bubbling mess of chemicals on your counter and spreading a foul smell into the air. 

After finding the damage, which consists of soot on your vanity, a malodor in the air, and a mess of burned cosmetic products, you should reach out for help right away. SERVPRO is always just a call away, and we aim to arrive at your home in a timely matter. We understand how time-sensitive fire damage can be but, furthermore, we also understand how nerve-wracking the experience can be for any homeowner. After your initial call, we can assemble a team of talented fire and smoke damage restoration technicians and send them to your home immediately. 

Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, a brief investigation of the damage can occur. From there, our techs can get right to work and begin with cleaning up the cosmetics and any charred packaging, throwing it away. To address the soot staining your white vanity, our technicians can use a house-made lubricative cleaning solution, designed to lift the grime from the surface. To finish the job off, once the stains have been removed, our SERVPRO technicians can use a thermal fogger. The fogger dispenses a chemical vapor that traps the scent-causing particles and neutralizes them. Here at SERVPRO, we always aim to leave your home to its preloss state. 

Whenever your home needs fire damage remediation services, never wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by dialing (208) 788-0183. Remember, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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How Does SERVPRO Handle Fire Damage in Burley Kitchens?

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

With SERVPRO at the starting line with your fire in Burley, there is no way not to win.

Our team of technicians can provide you with a full break down on fire damage in Burley.

Among the various ways fire damage hits a residence, one of the most common and pungent is a protein fire. Frequently seen sources are a roast or turkey that catches on fire in the oven. When the oven is opened the oxygen rush fuels the fire even bigger, another common way this type of blaze occurs is from a pan with oil in it catching aflame and coming into contact with water which causes a chain reaction that makes the fire even more massive.

The misleading aspect of protein fire damage in a Burley home is that the residue left behind is difficult to see, but the odor is highly discernible which makes this type of fire loss a challenge to mitigate. Other aspects of the protein fire include: 

  • The entire fire loss area requires manual cleaning as wherever the residue lands, odor grows
  • The high heat of the burn drives the scent into the structure and furnishings due to the nature of hot air to expand
  • The protein residue may be in the paint on walls and ceilings, and it may require repainting or application of a sealant

When SERVPRO technicians handle this type of fire loss, we examine every item in the burn area to ensure we clean away the deposits. Special attention is paid to possessions with fabric as part of their design, such as upholstered chairs and window treatments. We have various methods, depending on the colorfastness of the material, to clean and deodorize furnishings, including pillows and curtains.

Odor control methods in the room as applied by our technicians range from thermal fogging which works exceptionally well for eradicating odors in porous items to equipment such as hydroxyl generators which safely neutralizes airborne particles.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley stands ready to help local residents with restoration services and recovery from fire damage. Call us 24/7 at (208) 788-0183 and our emergency response team arrives within one hour after your call to make the fire loss in your home "Like it never even happened."

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House Fire in Mountain Home? Odors a Problem? Not after a SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration Service!

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Foul Odors after a House Fire in Mountain Home? Call SERVPRO for a Breath of Fresh Air!!

Odors Linger in Your Mountain Home House after a Fire

After the fire department extinguishes a fire on your Mountain Home property, you might think that it is time to breathe a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, fires can cause long term damages, some of which are invisible to the eye, but not your nose. You may begin noticing odd odors, indicating that odor particles from soot have penetrated deep inside your home.
 
The residual odors that linger in a fire damaged Mountain Home can be very challenging to remove. Eliminating the smell can be difficult without proper equipment, so it is best to leave the job to professionals capable of pinpointing and neutralizing the sources of the odors. When SERVPRO technicians arrive on your property, we can assess the extent of the fire damage and any odors.
 
We can haul fire debris and damaged materials from your home to eliminate sources of fire odors. Additionally, we can wipe down and scrub surfaces covered in smoke residues with the use of cleaning agents and special wet and dry sponges. Once we have removed the major sources of the smell, we can begin the deodorization process.
 
Our crews can walk through your house and recreate the path of soot particles to pinpoint sources of the odor better. We can then use deodorizers to neutralize hidden odor particles that may be lurking in hard to reach places. Furthermore, we can deploy a hydroxyl generator to filter out the air in your home. Hydroxyl generators can filter out soot, smoke, mold, and dust from the atmosphere inside your home with the use of a HEPA filter, drastically cutting odor levels.
 
If you are frustrated about a lingering smell after a fire in your home, then call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley. We have qualified technicians available 24/7 at (208) 788-0183, so give us a call if you need odor mitigation.

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Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Mountain Home After A Fire

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to restore your home right away to avoid further damage. Call us right away.

Fire Debris Removal in Your Mountain Home Residence

After a fire occurs in your Mountain Home property, many steps must occur quickly to preserve and protect what areas can be throughout the residence. Our team can mobilize fast and roll out to fire loss incidents throughout our area, ensuring that every customer gets the full measure of our mitigation and recovery tools and personnel when they need it the most. With fire incidents, the primary objective initially is to make the property safe for the technicians and people that must be in and around it.

While there are many steps to overcoming all of the fire damage effects that can occur to your Mountain Home property, our primary focus from our initial arrival at the damaged address is to begin fire debris removal. This critical process involves a full inspection of the house, making a note of what materials and contents throughout the damaged regions require removal, relocation, or reconstruction. Our contents department plays a role in this phase, helping to earmark items and furniture that require focused cleaning, deodorization, or other restorative attention at our facility nearby.

The other aspects of debris removal include controlled demolition to begin removing overly damaged components and structural elements from the property. Our licensed SERVPRO contractors on the team can oversee this critical and intricate process, ensuring that only the damaged portions of construction materials and structural components get removed. This demolition approach ultimately makes the build back to come faster and more cost-effective for the customer.

Fire debris removal also requires our SERVPRO team to begin cleaning up loose debris, charred items, particulates, and damaged items too badly marred to preserve and properly dispose of them safely and completely.

While fire debris removal might only be a portion of the overall recovery work required after a fire in your home, we have the experienced and IICRC-Certified restoration specialists to help in every facet of bringing your property back to preloss condition. Give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley rapid response team a call anytime at (208) 788-0183.

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Our Professionals Explain How To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Burley Property

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Just give us a call at (208) 788-0183 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you erase the effects of the fire to your home.

Preventing Fire Damage In Your Burley Garage Or Workshop

Fires in home workshops and garages in Burley are a serious matter. Both usually contain various flammable materials, such as greasy rags, sawdust, paint thinner, gasoline, and wood. Many times, workshops and garages also contain a heat source like a furnace or water heater which can help ignite a fire. The best thing you can do is to keep these areas of your home as fireproof as possible.

When a garage or workshop fire has broken out, you need assistance cleaning up the fire damage in your Burley property. SERVPRO has professionally trained staff who can come in quickly to assess the damages, clean up the mess, and restore your structure so you won’t be able to tell the disaster even happened.

Practicing safe habits in your workspace area is essential. When you sand, or cut wood, sawdust, and wood chips are created. These tiny pieces are a lot more combustible than larger boards of wood. Always sweep them up to eliminate a significant fire hazard. Oily rags should also be disposed of properly, as they can spontaneously combust. Placing them in a steel bucket with a lid that self-closes is a safe choice, or you can hang the rags in a single layer to dry on a line. Always keep them away from fire and heat sources.

Before SERVPRO techs begin cleaning your structure, we test the area to determine the appropriate cleaning method. We need to use the one that effectively removes the residues from the material or surface that was damaged by doing more damage to the material or surface. Some materials are washable, which means they can be wet cleaned applying a water-based cleaning product that won’t damage the material. Non-washable materials cannot be wet cleaned, as it could damage them, so instead, we use a dry cleaning method.

You also need to keep combustible items away from regular sources of heat like boilers, space heaters, furnaces, and water heaters. Keep flammable products like spray paint, wood finishes and paint thinner in a dedicated storage container with a door that closes. Lastly, keep a fire extinguisher in the area, and make sure you have smoke alarms installed. You may even want to install a sprinkler system.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is skilled and cleaning and restore your home in Ketchum, Sun Valley, or Hailey after a fire. Just give us a call at (208) 788-0183 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you erase the effects of the fire to your home.

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Fire Damage Cleanup For SERVPRO is As Easy as 1,2,3!

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

When your residential fire damage is severe, there's only one company to call to restore the damage - SERVPRO of Wood River Valley!

SERVPRO - Cleaning And Restoring Burley Homes After Fire Damage

Burley residents have a rich history tied to the Westward Expansion. That does not prevent fires and other disasters from striking area houses, apartments, and condos, however.

Burley residents with fire damage need an experienced, trained, and well-equipped service to return their home to its pre-fire condition. SERVPRO restoration teams train to meet industry standards for removal, cleaning, restoring, and repairing both personal and structural property.

The physical damage from heat and flames is, fortunately, often limited to only one or two rooms. Affected personal property usually requires disposal either directly from the damage, or because it is more cost-effective to replace the item rather than expend the labor and materials to attempt a repair.

For structural property damage, SERVPRO team efforts depend on the material. Wall paneling, ceiling tiles, and floor or ceiling trim burn or warp quickly. Sturdier material like wall framing and other, wood supports resist open flames better, so our technicians can often sand down the affected surfaces to forego replacement.

What pervades the structure and can affect every exposed item are the residues left behind by smoke and soot. For many residential fires, cleaning up and restoring property is the major cost in labor, cleaning agents, and equipment.

If the fire burned quickly and was very hot, most of the residues left are powdery and easier for our technicians to clean using sponges, brushes, and cleaning cloths. For thick layers, they may use a spray bottle with a mild cleaning agent to break up the layers for easier removal.

When fires burn slowly, and at comparatively low temperatures, the residues are often very sticky and more difficult to remove. Team members use scrub brushes and powered agitators with stronger cleaning agents to break up the residue layers and remove them from the property without harming the surface. If the residues remained on the property long enough to pit or stain the surface, then disposal is usually the more cost-efficient option.

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At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, our goal is to return each home to its pre-fire condition. If you have suffered any damage due to a fire, no matter how small, contact our office at (208) 788-0183 today. We are here for you through each step of the restoration process.

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Revealed: Fire Damage Remediation in Your Sun Valley Home Can Include Dealing With Water Damage and Possibly Mold

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

When your home has been damaged by a fire, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation which includes dealing with any remaining odors.

Indoor Air Quality Following a Fire in Your Sun Valley Home

After the first responders and firefighters have left your Sun Valley home, and the flames have gotten extinguished, you begin to determine the steps necessary to return your home to preloss conditions. While taking care of the immediate structural issues becomes a priority, you also have to consider whether conditions are safe within the home. Our experienced technicians can do the work safely, and address indoor air quality concerns which could pose health risks to those exposed.

When it comes to overcoming fire damages in your Sun Valley home, our professionals have continual training in safety techniques and the use of personal protective equipment designed to protect them in potentially harmful situations. After a fire, many factors could impact the overall air quality within the property such as smoke, debris, soot, chemicals, and contaminants. We have the advanced technology designed to remove these threats fast.

Our franchise prides itself on the inventory of advanced equipment made available to our trained technicians dispatched to emergencies throughout our service area. Air scrubbers are among one of the most important machines that we can use to improve the air quality within a home quickly, as these devices can trap debris, particulates, mold spores, and dust as small as 0.3 microns.

Deodorization is another concern for both the homeowner and our restoration team, and there are many solutions that we have to remove foul odors like smoke damages from your home and its contents. Ozone chambers can help to neutralize odor molecules present in the contents of your home, but they get removed to a safe location to do this as the early stages of this process can prove fatal to humans and pets. We also offer thermal fogging technology to release a dense chemical compound to neutralize odor molecules in the environment, fabrics, carpets, clothing, and other areas.

Having the right tools for the job can make restoration after a fire go much more quickly. We strive to minimize the impact on our customer’s lives as we restore the damage their property has endured, and that begins with having the industry-leading equipment to do it efficiently. Give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley response team a call for any emergency at (208) 788-0183.

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