When Can I Enter My Coral Gables Home to Inspect It After a Fire?
Fire Damage In My Coral Gables Home
Even small fires can create conditions inside a Coral Gables home that is dangerous to anyone entering the house. Slips and falls can occur from the slippery conditions created by water used to quell the fire and soot that mixes to create a slippery slurry. Larger fires can cause structural damage, endangering anyone who enters the home. There may also be toxic odors dangerous to your health.
SERVPRO works with the fire department and city officials to assess the damage to your Coral Gables home. Once safety inspections are completed, our team can enter your home to recover critical documents, heirlooms, and other valuable items. We urge clients to be vocal about priorities and communicate clearly with our professionals. The environment after a fire can be very stressful, leaving many people overwhelmed by the damage. It is essential to remain flexible as conditions become apparent, and plans are formulated to manage the emergency.
Who Will Remove All of the Water Used by the Fire Department to Extinguish the Fire?
The fire department's objective is to gain control of the fire, extinguish the fire as quickly as possible and protect surrounding buildings. Often large quantities of water are used in the process. There can be a great deal of soot and fire damage, along with water damage to your home's contents.
SERVPRO extracts water using large water pumps, various water extractors on carpeting and floors, and dehumidification equipment to dry your home. It is crucial to act quickly to avoid mold growth. In the right conditions, mold can begin to grow in less than 48 hours. Our technicians also remove charred debris, clean all hard surfaces to remove soot and smoke odors. Fabrics and soft textures are examined to assess the amount of damage and recommend the best cleaning approach.
Call SERVPRO of South Miami (305) 269-8900 to assist with water and fire damage restoration of your home or business.