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Longview Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services

According to the Texas A&M Fire Service, our state has experienced nearly 200 wildfires within the first week of April 2022. Along with devastating wildfires, Longview has also seen various human-made fires destroy homes and businesses, resulting in thousands of dollars in property damage.

At ServiceMaster Services - Longview, we’ve seen the aftermath of fires started from electrical malfunctions to weather conditions and everything in between. The most important thing is that you have a dedicated and experienced team on your side to mitigate the damage and help get life back on track. Our Longview fire and smoke damage specialists offer restoration services following a devastating fire.

Because our local recovery experts are backed by a 65-year brand legacy, we have a broad range of solutions that restore the things you’ve lost. We use advanced equipment and proven methods that make the restoration process smoother and less stressful. You can count on our committed and compassionate professionals to ensure you get the support you need to return to normal life.

Other Issues that Follow Fire & Smoke Damage

Soot and smoke are only the beginning of your worries after a fire. You can do everything to clean up the residue and smoke smell, only to be left with various other issues that can further cause problems inside your home.

Some of the issues you may experience after a fire include:

  • Mold growth – A combination of moisture from firefighting efforts and bacteria can result in rapid mold growth.
  • Water damage – Water can do just as much damage to your property as a fire can if it’s left unaddressed for long periods.
  • Structural issues – Standing water to extinguish the flames can leave you with weak subfloors, joists, drywall, and foundation.
  • Electrical problems – Your electrical system can be completely fried after a fire or leave you with exposed wiring and other dangerous and life-threatening issues.

The Dos & Don’ts of Remediating Fire & Smoke Damage

Resolving property damage after a fire is no easy feat, especially when other vital systems are damaged. Before our Longview team arrives to assist with the restoration process, we recommend you do and avoid some things to keep yourself safe.

The Dos

  • Use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air.
  • Use a shop vac to remove any standing water from firefighting efforts.
  • Ensure your foundation is sturdy enough before you enter your home.
  • Turn off the electricity before entering your home to retrieve items.
  • Remove important documentation and undamaged items first.
  • Wear personal protective equipment before entering your home.

The Don’ts

  • Don’t enter the destruction before firefighters have deemed it safe.
  • Don’t walk through rooms with standing water.
  • Don’t try to do the cleaning yourself.
  • Don’t attempt to inspect a fragile foundation alone.
  • Don’t touch anything with your bare hands, as you could injure yourself.

We know a natural or human-made fire can be a traumatizing experience, but you’re not alone. Our Longview team is available 24/7 to support you with guidance, support, and exceptionally detailed restoration services.

Call (903) 420-3849 to get started restoring what you’ve lost, or check out our FAQs section for more service information.