Residential Fire Damage Restoration in Plymouth
Professional Fire and Smoke Restoration Services Near You
When it comes to fire damage restoration, there can be many problems in your home or business that could cause further damage to the property if left unattended. In fact, it only takes days after a fire for chemicals and soot to completely destroy the property, making nearly everything unsalvageable.
At ServiceMaster South Shore, we understand the urgency required to successfully restore homes and businesses after a fire. Our Plymouth experts have years of experience in cleaning walls, ceilings and floors, and they know how to salvage valuable belongings safely. From smoke odor removal to contents restoration, our professional services help you avoid additional costs when restoring your property after a fire.
If you are in need of fire damage restoration services near Plymouth, please contact us online or call (781) 536-7375 as soon as possible.
Our Fire rESTORATION process
We use advanced equipment and technology in our restoration process. When we restore a property, you should expect the following:
- Emergency pre-cleaning
- Valuables & materials cleaning
- Content pack-out (if further restoration is needed)
- Wall, surface, floor and ceiling cleaning
- Smoke odor removal
We are here to help you restore your property and get back on track as soon as possible. We will work with you every step of the way and provide quality service that is tailored to meet your needs.
With our knowledgeable team, you can be sure your property will be restored properly so you can get back to living your life with minimal disruption.
Effects of Fire & Smoke Damage
After a fire ends, it can start to seem like the worst is behind you. However, while the danger has passed, there is still a risk that needs to be taken seriously.
Unattended or untreated smoke and fire damage can lead to:
- Mold growth
- Lingering odors
- Severe health risks from air pollution and toxic chemicals (soot as well)
- Structural damage to the walls and furniture
- Permanent stains and discoloration on walls, ceilings, carpets and upholstery caused by smoke residue
It is important to ensure these remnants of the fire do not reignite the flames so proper maintenance must be undertaken to handle any remaining threat of fire damage. ServiceMaster Restore’s fire damage restoration services can help you do just that so you and your family can rest easy knowing the danger has been taken care of.
Get started with fire damage removal today! Dial (781) 536-7375 or contact us online to remove fire and smoke damage from your home!
Furnace Soot Removal
A malfunctioning furnace can be the cause of soot in your home. There is a normal amount of soot that can occur in the combustion chamber, but it shouldn’t get very far in your home. If you notice soot distribution around your furnace or even near ducts in other rooms, you should call for professional furnace soot removal.
One common reason for the presence of furnace soot is called “puff back”. You might hear a loud noise in this mini-explosion. You should shut off your furnace as soon as possible. A burning smell will sometimes accompany the soot, along with visible smoke in the air and black splatters along your walls. Regular HVAC maintenance will help prevent issues like this from reoccurring.
Steps You Can Take to Prevent Further Damage
Additionally, if you have recently experienced a fire in your home or business, you should take these steps to prevent further damage to your property:
- Vacuum floors and upholstery to prevent soot damage – DO NOT wipe with a wet rag.
- Avoid eating any food that may have been contaminated during the fire. Also, turn off your electricity to clean the refrigerator and freezer.
- Change the air filter in your furnace and tape damp cheesecloth over vents to capture soot in the air.
- Avoid wiping anything, as this will smear the soot and cause further damage. Instead, let a professional take care of cleaning valuables.
- Call ServiceMaster South Shore immediately after the damage occurs.
- If it is warmer than 60 degrees outside, open your windows and doors to air out your property.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is smoke damage restoration?
Smoke damage restoration is a type of service provided by professionals with experience in treating and restoring items that have been damaged by smoke. This could include the furniture, walls and ceilings of a building or the contents contained therein.
The process starts by assessing the extent of the smoke damage to an area so that steps can be taken to better clean up and restore it. Depending on the severity of the damage, this work may involve using abrasive cleaners to remove soot and debris, repainting walls and ceilings, deodorizing smoky odors, steam cleaning carpets and more.
The goal is to make sure affected areas are safe for use again, free from danger and all signs of smoke damage have been completely erased.
How long does fire restoration take?
How long the fire restoration process takes is affected by several factors, including the extent of the damage and the resources available. Generally, smaller restorations can take just a week or two, while more extensive fire damage cases might last for months as all repairs must be completed in a specific order.
Every bit of fire damage requires immediate attention and must be cleaned up properly using professional equipment and techniques in order to prevent further damage from occurring. Whether it's repairing walls and ceilings or cleaning up debris, it is important to get things done right away in order to avoid potential bigger issues down the line such as mold growth or permanent structural damage.
Call on the professionals at ServiceMaster South Shore, Inc. for fire damage restoration near you. We are available by phone at (781) 536-7375 or you can contact us online.