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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Damage - Call on the Experts at SERVPRO

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

When picturing a fire, most people think only of the flames themselves. However, in a real fire, open flames are often among the least of your concerns. Fires are multifaceted disasters that can cause damage in multiple ways. Between ash, smoke, burns, and water damage, fires can damage almost any type of material. SERVPRO can clean and restore many of these, but understanding what might happen to your stock during a fire is important for calculating financial loss and extra shipments.
 
Burned Goods 
 
Flammable items may catch fire, in most cases becoming unsalvageable, and other goods may be exposed to flames that partially or fully destroy them. We're able to restore some of the damage caused by direct burns, such as some discoloration or warping in items, but many victims of this type of damage are irrecoverable.
 
Water Damage from Sprinklers 
 
Sprinklers help to save a business from many larger fires, but they also have the unfortunate consequence of adding additional damage to a situation. Water can damage most unsealed goods, and whether or not they will need replacing depends entirely on how much water is sprayed and what types of items are affected.
 
Ash 

Ash is a tricky substance, as it can work its way into deep recesses and mix with water to become a harmful sludge. Ash is particularly bad for electronics and food items, but thankfully, its effects can usually be mitigated by SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova.
 
Smoke 
 
Smoke has the highest potential to damage fabrics and clothing but can hurt other types of merchandise as well. We have many different methods of treating smoke damage, be it on an individual item or rooms at a time. Smoke is usually a more serious problem for the building itself than any merchandise.

Make sure to call on the fire experts at SERVPRO of Rancho Cordova at (916) 638-1720.