The Primary Focuses of Monterey Park Fire Damage Cleanup
The Phases of Fire Damage Recovery
There are multiple phases and components to local homes' average fire restoration process. From the time that our professionals arrive after the first responders clear the structure for entry, each of these specific phases plays a part in helping life get back to normal:
- Emergency Services
- Mitigating Loss
- Cleaning Soot
- Overcoming Odors
- Reconstruction Services
Monterey Park fire damage can be one of the more frequent threats that our experienced team of restoration professionals gets asked to face. This process is often broken up into multiple steps and phases, each with an important role in restoring your household to preloss condition and comfortable living conditions.
Emergency Services That Must Happen First
While thorough inspections of the property following a disaster can help technicians on our team better understand the scope of the work to get done, some of the actions needed to protect a property and its contents precede this step. The fast response of our SERVPRO team can be vital in specific approaches like:
- Debris Removal
- Water Removal
- Temporary Construction
Starting Mitigation After a Fire
Mitigation will describe several actions needed to protect homes and businesses immediately following the thorough inspection of the property and its fire damage. Mitigating loss represents any action our SERVPRO team takes to eliminate the pressing concerns and threats to the structure. This will include several factors, such as:
- Air Quality Improvement - A critical concern is the volatile post-fire environment. Air scrubbers and HEPA filtration can help regulate airborne particulates.
- Content Relocation - Relocating contents to a safer property area can be a critical step to protect what matters most to customers.
- Controlled Demolition - Our contractors must remove damaged structural elements and destroyed materials to prevent material collapse and improve the house's air quality.
The Threats of Soot Exposure
Soot is one of the most significant obstacles professionals must face after a fire. The partial combustion of materials creates thick carbon deposits on surfaces, which must get addressed as soon as possible to protect the underlying substrates. These soils are corrosive and threatening to house occupants, so SERVPRO can use several products to help neutralize their destructive capacities and prevent worsening conditions.
The first step in removing smoke solids and soiling is dry vacuuming surfaces to remove buildup and debris. We can then evaluate the remaining fire damage for either more complex cleaning or further surface scrubbing with mechanical actions to achieve soot and smoke damage removal.
Strong Smoke Smells to Battle
Malodors are a byproduct of combustion and the presence of burned materials, so SERVPRO professionals must provide suitable solutions to neutralize these threats. Fire damage in the form of offensive smells can be managed in multiple ways, beginning with air filtration and air scrubbing to reduce airborne contaminants and particulates. The production of ozone or hydroxyl radicals can also eliminate strong odors, but these are more challenging to use in a household versus more versatile fogging solutions.
Are Repairs Necessary After a Fire?
Repairs are a very realistic expectation for fire recovery and restoration services. The combustion process can destroy many structural elements in the path of a migrating blaze, making build-back services an important component of our promise to repair it "Like it never even happened." With a general contractor license and experienced technicians on the roster, we can rapidly transition between restoration and reconstruction to help get you back to comfortable living conditions as soon as possible.
Addressing Monterey Park fire damage requires skilled professionals capable of handling several unique phases and parts of a complete restoration process. Our SERVPRO of Monterey Park team knows how to help when disasters strike. Call us today at (562) 543-0714.