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Don’t Tackle Fire Damage Remediation Alone in Your Paramus Home

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Don't try and tackle this cooking mishap alone. Call SERVPRO today for fire damage remediation assistance.

How Learning Fire Behavior Helps Restorers When Fixing Fire Damage in Paramus

To the average person, the best way to define the aftermath of a fire is being chaotic. The damages left by the blaze affect contents and structure haphazardly. Therefore, it is challenging to know the best place to begin the restoration process. A professional on the other hand recognizes patterns including the way smoke residues spread out throughout the property thus helping in preparing a response plan.

Temperature levels differ in different fire incidents, and this affects the restoration of fire damage in Paramus. Temperatures in a fire incident affect the restoration process by determining where smoke movements deposit residues, as well as how hard such deposits adhere to materials. Smoke from hot fires concentrates near the ceiling where it replaces cooler air through convection currents.  Finding heat lines in such cases is common. From experience, our SERVPRO technicians understand how difficult it is to clean residues above the heat line so remove the affected materials instead of wasting time trying to clean them.

As the fire burns, some surrounding surfaces might remain cooler attracting smoke, which moves towards colder areas. In a room with well-insulated walls, the temperature differential is usually around the windows. As the smoke wafts to the window, it leaves massive deposits of tar and other residues on the back of draperies. Our SERVPRO technicians make a point of checking such areas even when there are no visible smoke deposits on the front. Also, closets and other concealed areas collect massive residues, so we check and them too.

Smoke particles can also go through ionization especially when a fire burns plastics. The electrically charged smoke particles are attracted to surfaces with an opposite charge, which can manifest in the formation of smoke webs, which are similar to cobwebs. When our SERVPRO find signs of ionization, we know that the fire burned plastics even if all physical evidence is gone. We, therefore, prepare for advanced cleaning procedures to remove wet smoke residue and pungent smells associated with such fires.

In case of a fire incident in your Westwood, Hillsdale or Washington Township property, call SERVPRO of Paramus to help. You can reach us at (201) 445-5588 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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