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4 Challenges of Fire Damage Mitigation in Chatham, NJ

April 25th, 2019 · No Comments

If your home in Chatham, NJ, was damaged in a recent fire, you’re probably overwhelmed with trying to take care of your family and deal with insurance. Thankfully, help is available. The fire damage mitigation professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the tools and the training to overcome the challenges that fire damage presents.


We’re going to explore some of the unique challenges of fire damage and how our fire damage mitigation professionals overcome them to restore your home.


Challenges of Fire Damage Mitigation

#1: Toxic Gases

When construction materials like solvents and glue burn, they tend to release toxic gases. We’re trained to identify this issue and treat it to remove any toxic gasses from your home.


#2: Smoke Odors

If left untreated or treated improperly, smoke odors from a fire can persist for years after the damage occurs. Our trained fire damage mitigation technicians can identify different types of smoke odors and effectively remove them.

For example, when wood burns, the smoke odors released react to certain cleaning solutions differently than when plastic burns. Choosing the wrong cleaning solutions can result in additional damage.


#3: Cleaning Products

The intensive fire damage mitigation training our technicians receive allows them to select the right cleaning products (like water or non-water) for different types of fire damage. For example, we avoid water-based cleaners when cleaning plaster walls since they won’t be effective.

Similarly, when cleaning glazed surfaces, chrome fittings, and porcelain finishes, we stay away from abrasive cleaners as they can make these surfaces dull.

To help us choose the right cleaning procedure, we examine the residues that were generated during the fire. Depending on what was burned during the fire, different residues can be produced. Being able to identify them and choose the right cleaning procedures is critical to effective fire damage mitigation.


#4: Encapsulation of Odors

Our technicians know that contamination will continue to spread if scorched and inaccessible surfaces are not sealed off. To prevent this from happening, our fire damage experts use chemical sealers to seal off all these surfaces and encapsulate the odors.


Fire damage mitigation is a complex task made up of a variety of factors. The experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the tools and training to perform fire damage mitigation, soot removal, smoke damage cleanup, and odor mitigation all at the same time, meaning your Chatham, NJ, home can be restored quicker and more effectively. Immediate action is critical to effective fire damage mitigation. That’s why we’re available 24/7/365. For immediate assistance, give us a call at (855) 560-7999.


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