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What Size Fires in Coral Gables Homes Require Professional Help?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Fire blazing in kitchen We are here 24/7 to help restore your home after the flames of the fire have been put out. Our technicians can clean all the areas and save valuables.

Small Fire in Coral Gables Requires Professional Help 

It is hard to imagine that a home in Coral Gables could catch on fire. Most houses on the tree-lined streets of the City Beautiful have stood there for decades, braving thunderstorms and hurricanes, seemingly unmovable by the elements. However, it is precisely their longevity that makes your home vulnerable to malfunction with old wiring that could cause a fire in your property. Although it seems like a small event contained to just a part of your house, reaching out to a specialized team can make all the difference. 

When there is fire damage to your Coral Gables property, our SERVPRO team is close by and readily available to help restore your home. Our team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the goal of reacting as soon as the emergency takes place. The longer the smoke residue and water remnants sit on your home, the more widespread the damage can be. Taking fast action can make all the difference in returning your home to mint condition. 

Upon your call, our SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives at your home to assess the damage and determine the path of the fire. With this information, we're able to plan for immediate needs and anticipate any long-term consequences. Our wide array of equipment can extract any water left after firefighters extinguished the flames home and returned moisture readings to their appropriate levels. We also focus on identifying the different surfaces affected by smoke and soot to apply a material-specific solution for their removal. Due to our formal training and our field expertise, we can make a work plan focused on cleaning your home while salvaging as much of its contents as possible. 

Many of our SERVPRO customers worry about the smell of smoke left after a fire. It can feel like upholstery, rugs, and the very walls of your home can not lose the offending odor. In reality, we train our techs to tackle the issue in different ways. Depending on the specifics, our team may use air scrubbers to rid the air of the offending particles, or we may bring in an ozone generator to alter the air molecules and break down the smell. For more extensive odor removal, we may use air filters specifically designed to purify your home environment. 

Restoring Property to Pre-loss State After Fire Damage in Coral Gables

Fire destroys property quickly and in different ways, so complications can always arise in any restoration process. Knowing which steps to take immediately after extinguishing the fire can help ease the process. Working with our IICRC certified restoration technicians can help restore your Coral Gables home to preloss state easily. 

Putting out the flames does not mean the end of fire damage in Coral Gables. In many cases, the fire creates an opportunity for other damages to arise. For example, if the blaze is fierce enough to puncture a hole in the roof or walls of the house, it creates an opportunity for weather elements to further ruin the property. Even in small fires, secondary problems can arise. For example, moisture from sprinklers or the water used by firemen to quell the blaze saturates surfaces, and it sets smoke residues. Our SERVPRO technicians help prevent these secondary problems by boarding up the affected structure immediately. We also bring water extraction and drying equipment to loss sites to help combat moisture problems.  

Bad odors are typical after a fire incident. It can manifest if there are aerosols and other smoke residues in the air. Burning synthetic materials, fuel oils, or proteins creates various residues deposited on surfaces. Such smells can only go away after removing the residues. Our SERVPRO technicians clean all affected areas. We also use different procedures to deodorize the property. For example, fogging the area with neutralizers, sanitizers, and digesters helps because the best way to get rid of smells is to replicate the conditions that caused them in the first place.  

It is not always possible to salvage items damaged by flames. The fire damage on drywall, ceiling, or other organic materials might be too extensive for restoration to work. Replacing such materials helps deal with the damage effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians are well-versed, with the teardown, to build up and refine processes needed in such areas.  

Restoring fire-razed property can be a tricky process. Call SERVPRO of South Miami to help determine the best steps to take. You can reach us at (305) 269-8900 any day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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