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What to Do About Secondary Damage After a Fire in Your Aberdeen Home

1/31/2023 (Permalink)

The damage left behind after a fire can be devastating. While some of the restoration requirements are obvious, it’s important to remember to take care of the secondary aspects, such as smoke cleaning, to ensure that your home is fully livable. SERVPRO can help in many ways, and one of them is providing you with a list of what to do about secondary damage after a fire in your Aberdeen home.

Smoke Odor
Before you remove the smell of smoke, you must eliminate all sources of smoke damage, such as burned materials. Have you ever smelled burning plastic? Yeah, you don’t want that. From there, be sure to ventilate the room by opening windows and turning on fans. To circulate and filter the air, you’ll need specialized equipment including air-filtration devices, Hodroxyl generators, Ozone machines, and thermal foggers. Confused? It’s a good thing SERVPRO has all of that!

Soot Residue
Even if an area of the home or a specific object wasn’t burned, the particles carried by smoke can still leave black residue behind. Soot, or carbon residue, is the result of organic matter that hasn’t burned completely. If you attempt to clean it with a sponge or rag, it can smear and permanently stain your walls or surfaces. Instead, use a dry cleaning sponge that can absorb the buildup, or leave it to the team at SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel.

Water Damage
The fire-fighting process can cause significant water damage as well. If water issues aren’t addressed, you can have a much bigger problem to deal with: mold. Because materials like carpeting, insulation, and certain types of drywall aren’t able to dry thoroughly, there’s a good chance you’ll have to get rid of them. Be sure to remove and dry all other items.

Contact SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel After a Fire
The longer fire damage stays unaddressed, the more issues you’re likely to have to deal with down the road. The experts at SERVPRO are available 24/7 and will respond quickly to any restoration emergency.

About SERVPRO Team Harvey
SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

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