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What Should an Exeter Homeowner do to Control Floor Damage after a Fire in their Home?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Call us and let us work until your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

Exeter Homeowners who Need Specialized Cleaning Solutions can count on SERVPRO for Support.

A fire in an Exeter home can burn for a long time or just for a few minutes and still cause damage throughout the whole house. Many homeowners are genuinely surprised to see soot inside medicine cabinets and curtains of areas far from where the fire started. Only a professional restoration team can look at your needs and provide a comprehensive plan focusing on minimizing your loss.

To develop a plan for an Exeter home with fire damage, call SERVPRO for our expert opinion. Our technicians arrive at your home, keeping in mind safety precautions and aiming for a full restoration with minimal disruption.

Once we inspect the area, we may recommend offsite services to clean and store items that would otherwise suffer more damage if left in the home. As a homeowner, you shouldn’t worry about the process's details, as our team documents and explains each step for your benefit.

Can flooring be saved after a fire?
Many factors come into play when deciding whether to restore or discard flooring materials following a fire. First and foremost, the proximity to the fire’s origin can dictate the severity of the damage, and our SERVPRO team acts accordingly. If safety is questionable due to the flames, then it is better to remove the flooring altogether. In some cases, items such as wall-to-wall carpets may be removed due to firefighters' water and extinguishing substances. However, if we can cost-effectively clean the residue, we can do some of the following:

    •    Use a rotary floor machine to agitate the residue and remove it
    •    Apply cleaning solutions to carpets and use machinery to help it permeate each fiber
    •    Incorporate air movers to evaporate water from hardwood flooring

At SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham, we know that restoration is a unique process, and each home deserves a personalized plan. Call us at (603) 433-4300 and let us work until your home looks “Like it never even happened.”

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