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How can you get the Most from Your Fire Damage Restoration Team in Lafayette?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Foyer of a home with soot covering the walls and floor Usually, not all is lost after a fire. SERVPRO technicians are trained to restore and rebuild your home and make it, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Provides Best Practices for Fire Damage Restoration in Lafayette

After the smoke clears and things get cleaned up in your Lafayette home, and soot removal occurs, property owners often notice that things still reek of smoke and burned materials, particularly synthetics. The microscopic particles in the smoke, soot, and ash from these materials can cause enormous amounts of damage to both your property’s structure and its contents. These particles can also cause both temporary and permanent health effects in individuals.

SERVPRO’S employees hold certificates from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring residents of Lafayette our skills in fire damage mitigation and restoration can meet the challenges of their newly developed situation. Our training for the IICRC certificates includes the physical and chemical changes that occur during a fire, the condition of residential or commercial property in a fire’s aftermath, and the most effective methods to mitigate damage and restore the property and its contents.                                     

Additional Resources Make a Noticeable Difference in Recovering Post-Fire

Our experience in the community and networking with others leaves us completely prepared to provide our customers with additional resources after a disaster. These include agencies in and around Lafayette who can provide temporary housing, household goods, interim childcare, and a host of other resources. While your family might not need every item on our list, knowing you have additional assistance can help you feel more in control of your circumstances.

A Multitude of Choices Put You Back in Control

Along with this same goal of restoring your control over your family’s living situation, we also collaborate with you during every stage of cleaning, mitigation, restoration, and rebuilding fire damaged homes in Lafayette. There are specific standards we must adhere to so we can achieve the results we want. We can also explain the different options available as we progress. Options range from different cleaning chemicals to color variations in the stains we use for wood trim and the paint we apply to walls and ceilings. Other options include replacement materials, furnishings, and amenity items, floor coverings. We provide extra attention to when attempting to restore extremely damaged but irreplaceable items.     

SERVPRO Never Overlooks the Structural Safety of Lafayette Property

Not only does SERVPRO advise you of the less expensive options, but we also consider your family’s safety at every point. Structural deficits occur during a Lafayette house fire, due to not only the heat, flames, and soot, but also the intensive soaking of your house. The flooring might seem sturdy, with little damage, but the underlying support system might not have fared. When saturated with water, joists, and beams in the wooden frame can suffer damage from microbes. When these microorganisms eat at the wood or the water destroys the lignin, wood can begin disintegrating rapidly. We work with reputable contractors with current licensing credentials to help restore and rebuild as painless as possible.

We Use Personal Protection Equipment, Minimizing Risks to Us as We Eliminate Them for You

Soot particles can damage both inanimate objects throughout your house and cause severe health effects if not managed correctly. SERVPRO’s technicians use internationally accepted methods to clean up soot and ash from surfaces. We carry several air scrubbers that give excellent results when removing finer soot particles from the air within our Green Fleet. We use these as we wipe surfaces down, remove charred and burned materials like drywall and carpeting sections, furniture, and household items. We also connect these to flexible tubing sections as part of negative pressure chambers.

The SERVPRO Green Fleet Means Your Fire Damage Situation is Now Under Control

The dousing of thousands of gallons of water onto the burning areas of a property by one of Lafayette Fire Department’s seven stations saves it from the flames. Still, it leaves it vulnerable to infestations of mold and water damage. The SERVPRO team checks for both destructive post-fire circumstances.

Working with knowledgeable contractors, we can ascertain where weak spots exist in your property’s structure. Often, these areas regain at least significant amounts of their previous strength upon drying, so some team members begin extracting water. Still, others work on cleaning up soot and removing fire damaged building materials. Our diagnostic equipment helps us determine where damp areas exist, enabling us to concentrate efforts in these locations.

Our Comprehensive Training Increases the Effectiveness of the Tools, Machines, and Equipment We Use During Fire Damage Mitigation and Restoration

Our employees learn the techniques used and accepted around the world. These internationally accepted methods are taught through in-house training sessions through the study of Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) materials, followed by testing and hands-on experience. This well-rounded system leaves our team capable of working highly efficiently, saving you money, time, and aggravation.

SERVPRO of Lafayette works on the restoration of homes and businesses around Indian Village, IN, Battle Ground, IN, and Dayton, IN. Call (765) 420-0077 to ensure your property’s restoration flows as smoothly as possible after fire damage happens.

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