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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Can Moist Conditions Impact Fire Damage in Portsmouth Homes?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Atmospheric conditions can greatly impact the fire damage experienced in Portsmouth properties. 

New England homes are no stranger to humid conditions and moisture, making situations like fire damages even more challenging to clean and restore. Our experienced professionals can quickly evaluate the damage and the best mitigation approach upon arrival.

Contending With Standing Water After Extinguishment

While higher humidity can lead to more challenging fire damage restoration in Portsmouth properties, standing water from the extinguishment process can further exacerbate this damage. Our team works fast with extraction devices to clear standing water and pooling.

Overcoming Wet Smoke Damage 

Thick residues can often be the product of moist conditions during a fire loss event. Dampness can reduce the speed of a spreading fire but allow for more challenging cleanup when thicker soot deposits exist. Our professionals have wet cleaning approaches that begin by emulsifying or dissolving soils to loosen and remove them.

Reducing and Removing Harsh Odors from the Property

Odors can also be one of the more challenging aspects of cleaning up after wet smoke damage. Smoldering fires produce a thicker smoke capable of traveling through pathways like the HVAC system and impacting multiple connected rooms with harsh odors. When deodorization is necessary, our professionals lean on several tools in our recovery inventory, including:

Fire damage can be an even greater challenge to overcome in area homes and businesses when moist conditions impact smoke generation and soot deposits. With the formidable presence that wet smoke damage can become, SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham teams must work fast to provide mitigation and restoration solutions. We are available 24/7 at (603) 433-4300.

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