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Our Technicians Explain The Dangers That Follow A Fire Damage Disaster In Your Bellmore Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (516) 809-9600 as soon as your property has been released back to you for remediation.

Unanticipated Hazards Of Fire Damage Cleanup In Bellmore

When your Bellmore home suffers from the effects of a fire, there are a vast number of concerns you must understand to live comfortably and safely in your dwelling again. Ordinary cleaning methods often fail because of the characteristics of soot damage. Your safety during the remediation can be affected negatively as many of the residues, airborne and on the surface, are toxic. Our trained and well-equipped technicians take necessary precautions during restoration.

Things you might not have previously considered during a fire damage cleanup in Bellmore might include food and personal care item safety. When cleaning out the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer, a homeowner might believe items are fine that are contaminated or spoiled. The fine particulates of smoke and soot obviously make their way through paper packaging and into opened bags. What many homeowners might not comprehend is that soot and firefighting chemicals can move up the threads of jars and taint the contents. Heat during a fire raises the temperature of the food in cans and bottles to levels where microorganisms can grow, spoiling the food.

The SERVPRO team is familiar with the potential for food in refrigerators and freezers to become unfit for consumption during a fire. If the power goes out while the disaster continues, the temperature in these appliances can rise, encouraging the food to rot. Seals on older units may not prevent soot and moisture from invading, making the food inside inedible.

Health and beauty products also can change in chemical composition as the result of the heat and seepage of soot, chemicals, and water during a blaze and its extinguishing. Rely on the expertise of IICRC-trained SERVPRO technicians to guide you as to what is safe to retain and use on skin and hair as cleansers, conditioners, moisturizers, and cosmetics. Toothbrushes, combs, razors, sponges, and many other household and personal care goods might be better off replaced.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh are ready to answer all your fire damage cleanup questions. Call us at (516) 809-9600 as soon as your property has been released back to you for remediation.

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