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Fire Damage Restoration

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

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When you search Chicago fire damage cleanup you will likely see companies who clean up and remove soot and smoke; the byproduct of a fire incident. SERVPRO of Ravenswood is an Expert at that! Soot and smoke can be very aggressive and will infiltrate various openings, crevices and cracks within your walls, windows, ceilings, floors and content.  Fire damage restoration is also known to cause hidden odor and secondary damage due to water. SERVPRO of Ravenswood smoke damage is knowledgeable and has a deep understanding that allows us to assess the extent of the damage in order to develop a thorough action plan.  

Fire Damage Ravenswood byproduct facts:

  • Scorching smoke travels to cool areas and climbs to up to additional levels of the building.
  • Smoke makes its way around plumbing systems, moving through the holes used by pipes hitting every floor to floor.
  • There are variations of smoke which greatly affect the process for cleanup and restoration.

Fire Damage Ravenswood Smoke Types

There are 3 types of smoke; 1. wet, 2. dry and 3. protein. Wet smoke is considered as fire produced by rubber or plastic.  This nasty stuff will web, making the cleaning process extremely difficult.  It is sticky and pungent in odor.  Dry smoke however is something that burns fast, like wood or paper.  In this circumstance the temperature is high, thus causing heat to rise and smoke as well.  The last type is protein fire residue which is the vapor from burnt materials such as paint, varnishes, etc.  

Consequently, the type of smoke makes for 2 types of soot residue after a fire. SERVPRO of Ravenswood must test the soot in order to accurately determine if the smoke is wet or dry before starting restoration. Based on these pretest procedures, only then can we determine a plan.  All components of information are then communicated with the insurance adjuster making sure all parties are aligned.

Fire Damage Ravenswood Restoration Services

Every fire loss scenario is different, therefore each are treated with a unique solution tailored to that scenario.  SERVPRO of Ravenswood has all the equipment, trained technicians, and knowledge to restore your home or business.  We treat your family or employees with the respect and empathy they deserve.  Call us to schedule a free assessment for any fire, water, mold cleanup needs. 

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