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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

A Fire Can Spread Soot and Smoke Throughout Your Home

Even a fire that breaks out inside of your basement can spread fire damage to the upper levels of your home. Air currents, open doorways, and HVAC systems can spread hot soot and ash throughout all corners of your house. As the soot spreads, so too does the foul scent of fire and hard-to-clean grime. In these times of need, it is essential for you to call for professional help as swiftly as you can.

In the case of the fire damage inside of a Bellmore home, a dryer in the basement ended up catching ablaze, according to Raymond Norowski. Norowski is the owner of the local SERVPRO franchise and was on the site first-hand to assist with the remediation process. Norowski comments that the fire was "caused by an overheated motor" inside of the dryer. Fire damage can be caused by a variety of problems, including appliances not functioning as they should.

Fortunately, the homeowners of this particular house were inside during the time of the fire and were able to put it out swiftly, as well as localize most of the damage there. However, that does not account for the smoke damage. Norowski explains that the soot had an easy time getting around in the first place, but was also aided by the fact that "their central air conditioning system was on at the time."

To address the soot, SERVPRO can stay for an extended period to clean "the entire house, top to bottom." Norowski also comments that the job can start by "cleaning the central air conditioning ductwork." From there, SERVPRO can "clean all rooms and all contents. Floors, walls, ceilings, windows and all personal contents can be cleaned by hand." Once cleaning has been finished, "the last step would be to get the personal contents...removed from the property and professionally cleaned." When it comes to fire damage, we thoroughly believe in delivering your home to you in its pre-fire condition.

If fire damage causes excessive soot to spread throughout your home, get help immediately. Dial the number (516) 809-9600 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh. 24/7, our techs are ready to assist you.