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Trust SERVPRO with Fire Damage in Your Gaithersburg Home

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Items Covered In Soot For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown at (301) 963-8474.

Fire Damage Cleanup in Gaithersburg Homes

Fire damage to your Gaithersburg home can be an overwhelming burden. Even after a fire has been extinguished, structural and content deterioration can persist for some time. The smoke and soot that linger in the property accelerate the corrosion of some materials in the property. 

This can significantly damage the visual appeal of metal or stone materials. Thus, a speedy response differentiates between salvaging contents and disposing of extremely damaged ones.

After a fire damage incident in Gaithersburg homes, the first 48 hours are crucial for recovering as many valuables as possible. When evaluating a home after fire damage, SERVPRO considers certain things that ease decision-making on how to repair.

Considerations While Evaluating a Property

  • The effects of heat and smoke
  • The sentimental value of items
  • Restoration vs. replacement costs

When to Clean HVAC After a Fire

Smoke and soot leave odors absorbed into the carpets, walls, curtains, and clothing. The longer residues stay on, the harsher the smells. Also, there is a danger of hidden soot and odors in a system like the HVAC ducts, so it is sensible to work with SERVPRO. Our technicians respond with high-tech equipment for proper soot cleanup and restoration.

Cleaning the HVAC system is not mandatory after every fire damage incident. Therefore SERVPRO technicians inspect the system to test for smoke residues. The ductwork can spread smoke particles back to the house after restoration has been completed. Cleaning is usually necessary in case of moderate or heavy smoke deposits. Additionally, we can apply duct sealing when cleaning is not possible in some parts of the duct system.

Factors that Determine the Feasibility of HVAC Cleaning

  • The severity of the fire
  • Location of fire
  • How long the fire was in progress

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown follows industry-standard guidelines after fire damage to help return your home and contents "Like it never even happened." Call us at (301) 963-8474.

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