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How Our Experts Tackle the Challenges of Fire Damage Restoration in Morristown, NJ

June 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Fire can cause serious damage in your Morristown, NJ home. The best chance of recovering your home and property is to call the fire damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan. Fire damage restoration is challenging and not a job for the untrained. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges our fire damage restoration experts face and how they overcome them to restore your home!

Treating Different Materials Throughout Your Home

Different types of materials in your home require different cleaning procedures, while some may not be salvageable at all. Our fire damage restoration experts are trained in treating the variety of materials in your home and how to determine salvageability.

  • Framing: If framing is charred 1/4th of an inch or more it will need to be replaced
  • Drywall: During the cleanup of drywall, we’ll determine whether smoke residues seeped behind the drywall. If so, the drywall can’t be salvaged
  • Tile Counters: It’s possible to clean tile counters, however, if the grout cannot be cleaned, it will have to be replaced
  • Solid Formica and Granite Counters: Similar to tile counters, if the smoke went inside, it’ll be necessary to seal the underlayer. The longer the counters are exposed to smoke, the greater the chance of permanent discoloration
  • Carpets: Carpets affected by light smoke can be cleaned and restored to their pre-loss condition through the use of industrial-grade cleaning solutions and equipment
  • Laminate Floors: Laminate floors have a layer of absorbent foam beneath them. If the smoke was able to seep beneath the floor, it will have to be removed so the absorbent foam can be replaced
  • Salvageable Surfaces: Our experts ensure that scorched and smoke damaged surfaces that aren’t being removed are sealed properly to ensure smoke odors can’t escape

Perform Smoke Damage Removal

Apart from removing smoke particulate materials such as ash, char, and soot, our experts also focus on removing gaseous chemical contamination. The aim is to remove chemical components such as volatile organic compounds as well as semi-volatile organic compounds that result in long-term contamination.

Our technicians examine the affected area, looking for particulates and chemical residues to determine which cleaning techniques will be most effective.

This also helps us determine the type of materials that burned during fire. This information is then used to identify the types of smoke residue present, so the right cleaning techniques can be used.

There are plenty of challenges our fire damage restoration professionals face. Thankfully, they’re armed with training, experience, and industrial grade equipment to restore your home effectively.

For reliable fire damage restoration in Morristown, NJ, contact the experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan. We’re available 24/7/365 so we can begin work right away. Contact us at (855) 560-7999 for immediate assistance.

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