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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Steps to Restoration After the Fire Trucks Depart

9/10/2023 (Permalink)

A picture containing the rooftop of a commercial building in Washington, DC affected by fire damage SERVPRO is ready when the unfortunate happens!

When the fire trucks depart and the flames are extinguished, the journey to clean up and restore begins, starting with a crucial step – the board-up. SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase, Silver Spring offers this vital emergency service to safeguard your property. Firefighters often break windows and create openings in the roof to ventilate the structure, which releases smoke and heat. However, the board-up is essential to secure your property against theft and liability.

Swift Water Removal

Sometimes, alongside fire damage, properties also suffer significant water damage, which can nearly equal the impact of the fire itself. In some cases, fires are extinguished using water-based methods, contributing to the cleanup complexity. When water damage coincides with fire damage, swift water extraction becomes imperative.

The water removal process commences almost immediately to prevent mold growth. Our highly trained technicians employ advanced moisture detection tools and years of expertise to locate water trapped behind walls and beneath floors. Subsequently, dehumidifiers and air movers are deployed to eliminate residual water and complete the drying process.

Preserving Your Belongings

Upon arriving at your Montgomery County-area property, SERVPRO-certified professionals, easily identifiable by our marked vehicles and uniforms, embark on mitigation efforts designed to safeguard your property and its contents. Procedures such as pack-outs involve relocating at-risk furniture and belongings to our secure warehouse.

Pack-outs provide a secure environment for storing and restoring items until they can be returned to your fully restored property. By separating them from the structure, we gain a better opportunity to clean and restore the building. Items entrusted to our Contents Department undergo meticulous cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization to ensure their readiness for reintegration.

Our teams take special care in hand-wrapping and protecting large items like furniture and artwork. Smaller items are systematically sorted and packed into boxes. To maintain accurate inventory records, each item is photographed, labeled, and tracked through our proprietary software throughout the entire process.

Call the Fire Damage Restoration Professionals

If you experience a fire in your Montgomery County-area home or business, do not hesitate to call the fire damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase, Silver Spring. We respond promptly, day or night, 24/7/365.

With our knowledge, equipment, and dedication, we can eliminate all signs of fire and smoke damage, restoring your property to its pre-fire condition. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry for years, both business owners and homeowners turn to us to restore and repair their properties.

Cleaning and restoring homes and businesses affected by smoke damage requires specialized training, materials, and equipment. Insurance companies rely on SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase, Silver Spring to handle the job with precision. In times of fire or water damage, trust the professional restoration services of Bethesda/Potomac and Chevy Chase, Silver Spring to make it "Like it never even happened."

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