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Top 3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Hire Experienced Technicians for Fire Damage Repair

A fire can cause serious damage to your home and belongings in Hamburg, NJ, and taking immediate remedial steps is crucial to prevent further damage. ServiceMaster Metropolitan is an experienced fire damage repair firm, and we can quickly and properly evaluate the situation to develop a plan of action to restore your home to how it was before the fire.

In the following sections we’ll look at the reasons why it’s imperative that you hire experts for cleanup and restoration work.

Restoration or Replacement

Our experts utilize their experience to determine whether items can be restored or need to be replaced. Let’s look at some examples:

  • If framing has been charred to a depth of one-fourth of an inch or more, it will be discarded and replaced as this level of charring cannot be restored
  • When there’s real or engineered wood flooring, our experts will thoroughly inspect the flooring to determine if it can be sanded and refinished or if it needs to be replaced
  • Insulation will be discarded and replaced if smoke has permeated the insulation

Perform Tasks for Complete Restoration of Your Fire Damaged Home

One of the initial tasks our fire damage restoration experts perform consists of setting up positive ventilation to air out your home. This is only done, however, when outside conditions are favorable for such ventilation. They understand that if humidity levels are high in the outside air, the humid air will mix with smoke particles and create damaging acidic residues.

When an older house is affected by fire, taking extra precautions becomes necessary when structural components are demolished. Our technicians are well aware of the fact that lead, asbestos, or other hazardous material can be present in older houses. To counteract these risks, they take extra care with respect to containment and adequate air management to negate the risks posed by such hazardous materials. Additionally, wetting is performed during demolition work and HEPA vacuums are used to prevent the spread of contaminants.

Take Steps to Eradicate Lingering Smoke Odors

Lingering smoke odors are a major problem after any fire and fire damage repair technicians utilize sealers to stop these odors:

  • Shellac is a common sealer that plays a vital role in blocking stains and controlling odors. In addition, it easily cures at ten degrees Fahrenheit and lower temperatures
  • Water-based sealers are used when it’s necessary to have the required permeability to allow water vapors to transfer and at the same time block odors. These sealers are the right option when experts find the presence of spray foam insulation in homes as there is no negative effect of these sealers on this type of foam


There are many critical details to be analyzed to select the required fire damage repair methods, and the experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the training, certification, and experience to perform fire damage repair in Hamburg, NJ and all of northern New Jersey. If your home has suffered fire damage, contact us immediately at (855) 560-7999. We’ll quickly dispatch a team, evaluate the damage, and devise a plan to restore your home and belongings.

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