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A House Fire Clean Up Job in Raleigh is Made Easier by a Team of Fire Restoration Technicians

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a fire takes place.

SERVPRO Helps Raleigh Homeowners Face Fire and Smoke Damage

Raleigh, the “City of Oaks,” is growing quickly and continues to be attractive to those wishing to live in the Research Triangle. Despite the prevalence of technology and innovation businesses, the city retains its historical nature in its homes and visible landmarks. Some of the challenges of older homes may include electrical issues that could spark a home fire and threaten the structure itself as well as your belongings.

In Raleigh, SERVPRO is ready to provide fire cleanup services to its residents, whether the home is new or old. The downtown area houses many historic buildings, including the City Market and the Fayetteville Street area, where financial institutions coexist with museums and government buildings. When water and fire damage happens in this sector, our team is aware that hardwood restoration and specialty drying services may be needed. The same can also be said for Inside the Beltline neighborhoods dating back before World War II.

The needs of Midtown Raleigh homes with fire and smoke damage may be very different given the new construction in this community. Just north of the beltline, buildings are more recent and boast more modern materials when compared to traditional downtown structures. In contrast, North Raleigh is a mix of established communities with the growth of newer subdivisions. Regardless of the age of a home, fire and smoke damage can be highly detrimental if left unattended. For the best protection, call a service like SERVPRO. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and up-to-date in the fire restoration industry's latest techniques.

What Does Smoke Remediation Mean?

When our SERVPRO clients think of fire restoration, they do not always know what it involves. More often than not, the process includes water restoration services following firefighters' efforts to extinguish the flames. When you walk into your home and find sludge, wet flooring, and layers of soot on every surface, you may not know where to start, but our team has the expertise to guide you through it.

When we work at a fire-damaged home, we try to save your contents as much as possible. Generally speaking, restoration is less costly than replacing your things, and we rely on various methods to salvage them when we can. 

Some of those methods include-

  • Wet cleaning- This method uses water to clean the surface and may include potent cleaning agents depending on the item. In the process, we saturate the surface and remove heavy residue.
  • Abrasive cleaning – As its name implies, the cleaners are abrasive and powerful. They are often applied with agitators and other mechanical devices to loosen up the residue and remove it. We make sure to pre-test each surface to ensure the cleaning agent won’t cause unnecessary damage.
  • Spray and wipe- Light residue can be cleaned by spraying a cleaning solution and wiping it down with a clean wipe. This method helps us protect surfaces that could suffer under complete saturation and those where our technician needs to control the sprayed amount.

Whether you live in a historic home or a new development, you run the risk of fire and smoke damage in your home. Call SERVPRO of South Cary/Apex at (919) 615-1160 and let our expert staff work for you and your home when you need it most.

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