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Don’t Fall For Any Fire Damage Remediation Scams in Loma Linda

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage can then trigger a cascade of other issues to deal with. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Tips to Help Restoration Work in Fire-Damaged Loma Linda Homes

Combating the effects of a fire loss incident in your Loma Linda home might not always be as straightforward as many property owners might believe. Even with the concession that recovery efforts are ideally completed by our qualified restoration specialists, there are still steps that you can take to help expedite this process and ensure that these mitigation and cleaning efforts are as efficient and effective as they can be. 

Considering the widespread levels of fire damage that Loma Linda homes can experience, you often need a team with substantial training and preparedness for all potential hazards and effects that could exist. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in every available niche of fire recovery, including: 

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT)
  • Odor Control (OCT)
  • Carpet Cleaning (CCT)
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)
  • Water Restoration (WRT)

There are ways that you can help our professionals work in your home to be more efficient and effective, and these include: 

  • Removing at-risk contents from the affected areas of your home when feasible to a safe and clean location
  • Shutting off the HVAC system in your house and sealing over vents to prevent airborne effects gaining unabated access to the entire property
  • Stay out of the way of working SERVPRO technicians as much as possible to ensure that work can get completed on schedule and to its fullest extent

These are a few quick tips that you can employ to both better protect your property and its belongings, and to help mitigation and restoration efforts to be successful. Our trained professionals can arrive quickly, so do what must occur in your home quickly before the recovery team arrives to return your house to preloss condition. 

Many times, fire loss incidents require the skills and experience of our SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace specialists. We have the deep inventory of tools and products that can help to make all facets of fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that disaster strikes at (909) 514-1900.

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We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Colton After A Fire Damage Disaster

6/4/2019 (Permalink)

We were able to restore the belongings of this home to pre-damage condition using our state-of-the-art equipment and advanced cleaning techniques.

Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Colton Goes Beyond Debris Removal

Restoring fire damage involves significant levels of clean up to remove debris such as fully or partially burned materials. Cleaning also helps remove soot, and other smoke residues from walls and other surfaces. Although these activities may form the bulk of the cleanup exercise, other equally essential steps can help restore your home to its preloss state. We offer these services as part of our professional fire damage restoration services in Colton.

Most incidents of fire damage in Colton are controlled while still contained within a small section of the property such as the kitchen. This, however, does not mean that damages only remain in the affected sections. Smoke quickly filters into different rooms even where doors are shut leaving contents caked with residues. Our SEVRPRO crews take every step to clean up your contents. We even use specialized techniques such as ultrasonic cleaning to clean contents affected by fire damage.

Fires deposit residues on surfaces. However, in some cases, the residues penetrate beyond the surface of the affected material requiring specialized cleaning efforts and not just wiping or scrubbing the surface. Residue penetration depends on the type of affected material, its age and the temperatures involved in the fire because scorching temperatures open up pores in materials. Our SERVPRO technicians combine dry cleaning approaches such as vacuuming, and wet cleaning to dissolve residues embedded on surfaces.

Most residues left by fires have a pungent odor, which might remain even after removing the residue. Deodorizing properties affected by fires is, therefore, part of the cleanup process. Deodorization can help mask the odor or neutralize the odor particles. Neutralization is the best solution for lingering odor because masking it would only provide temporary relief. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on approaches like fogging which replicate the conditions that created the odor in the first place because they ensure that the deodorizing agent can penetrate as far as the odor particles eliminating the odor "Like it never even happened."

For proper clean up of your fire damage property in Loma Linda, Grand Terrace or Reche Canyon, call SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace. You can reach us at (909) 514-1900 any time.

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Our Certified Professionals Have The Expertise To Handle Fire Damage In Colton

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

When you have a fire in your home you can be confident in SERVPRO to handle your restoration needs. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate and call.

Why Professional Fire Damage Remediation is Crucial in Colton

The aftermath of a fire in Colton leaves your home in a chaotic condition, perhaps making you feel as though you and your family cannot live there again. Our fire remediation experts have training, experience, and equipment that is up to the challenge of bringing your devastated home back to preloss condition. We work with your insurance company to make sure the work we do for your property is covered under your policy, both for contents and structural components.

Water remediation is one part of the fire damage recovery process for your Colton home that might surprise you. Firefighters do not stint on the use of water and chemical extinguishing agents as they work to save your dwelling. Water damage can be extensive. Our crew members are undaunted as this phase of the remediation is expected, and our employees hold multiple certifications in disaster restoration from the IICRC.

SERVPRO work crews arrive in fully-stocked vehicles, commercial strength pumps and water extractors ready for water removal. We also have air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, drying equipment that prevents moisture from causing more harm and inhibits potential mold growth.

As the water remediation proceeds, SERVPRO crew leads are planning for soot and smoke cleanup. Residues from a fire are incredibly toxic and corrosive, and the methods we use to remove them vary depending on the types of materials combusted as the fire moved through your home. Paper and wood leave a light, ashy debris we dry sponge and vacuum. Electrical and fabric fires smolder, depositing thick, sticky soot requiring agitation or abrasive action along with cleaners that contain wetting agents and surfactants that loosen the soot.

Protein-based soot from kitchen and grease fires leave a thin, highly odiferous coating that clings like lacquer or varnish. Specialized cleaning solvents safely used by our experts remove these residues. SERVPRO also attends to the strong smells associated with fire damage, working through a protocol that starts with discarding charred objects and deep cleaning, working through other strategies including advanced technological equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators.

Your first call after the firefighters leave should be SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace. We have the skills, equipment, and proven methods to make your fire-damaged home “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (909) 514-1900 for round the clock assistance.

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