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Miami Homes Benefit from SERVPRO Professional Containment Methods to Minimize Fire and Smoke Impacts

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Unexpected Methods to Clean Residues After Fire Damage in Miami

One way to provide a positive impact on fire cleanup in Miami is to concentrate on interior air quality during initial interventions. Smoke and soot near the ignition site floats in the air, often traveling far from the place where the flames were most intense. Capturing the airborne contaminants produced by the fire before they have a chance to settle and adhere to surfaces is a time, and cost-effective method our well-qualified and equipped technicians use for maximum results.

Containment and Decontamination
A proactive part of fire damage strategy in Miami uses negative pressure air scrubbers combined with partitioning to create containment zones. Our technicians mitigate the drift of residues with 6-mil polyethylene tightly attached over doorways, windows, and other openings, sometimes adding temporary frames built of PVC pipes or metal tension poles. We further prevent the spread of soot by shutting down and blocking off the vents of your HVAC system. Negative pressure air scrubbers are installed inside the containment chambers, sealing edges and pulling contaminated air through HEPA filters. The filtered air vents to the outside, taking any remaining particles out of your home. Extra planning greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination.

Odor Minimization
The decision to use air scrubbers also helps with the challenging task of smoke and soot odor removal. Our SERVPRO deodorization specialists rely on this method to filter out the malodorous particles while still airborne, before they settle into cracks and crevices, becoming much more difficult to eliminate. The method has the advantage of minimizing or avoiding entirely the use of masking agents as a deodorizing strategy, useful for customers who have a sensitivity to scents.

Enhancement of Conventional Damage Removal Methods
SERVPRO crews do not merely set up the containment and air scrubbers, we work in the partitioned-off areas, cleaning up the soot that previously settled. Having the negative air pressure technology in place offers continual air “vacuuming,” reducing the debris we need to clean off floors as we use agitation, brushing, and even abrasive tools and products to loosen soiling for bagging and disposal.

The professionals at SERVPRO of South Miami are well prepared to clear away fire damage residues in a wide range of conventional and creative ways. Call for an assessment and planning session at (305) 269-8900.

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