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Unattended Candle Leads to Fire Damage in a Pensacola Home
Did you know candles cause an average of 15,000 fires resulting in damage per year? According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), nearly one third occurred in the bedroom and were due to the person falling asleep with a candle lit.
When SERVPRO answered the call to mitigate fire damage in a Pensacola home caused by an unattended candle, fast action by the homeowner had put out the fire before it could spread too much. However, we found one section of a bedroom damaged by both fire, smoke and fire extinguisher residue.
Our technicians placed thick plastic containment barriers over the doorways and registers to contain odor-causing soot particles to the room. The area around the bed was affected by smoke. We removed the mattress as it had received too much damage for successful restoration and would only contribute odors to the room. We performed controlled demolition on the charred drywall and removed other contents too burned for remediation efforts. The homeowner was happy to learn that we could save both the vintage steel dresser and bedframe through our proprietary cleaning methods.
Using handheld vacuums with HEPA filters, our technicians removed both the fire extinguisher residue and soot from surfaces. SERVPRO technicians know soot particulates can range in sizes so small the human eye cannot see them, and we have the equipment to handle that. Our air scrubbers have a series of filtration layers within and HEPA filtration that capture the tiny airborne particulates that can leave significant odors behind.
Hand cleaning is another detail that increases chances for saving contents from fire loss through remediation. Fires produce different types of smoke, and each requires a unique cleaning approach for successful mitigation. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and know how to choose the best cleaning method for each object in a room damaged due to fire.
Ventilation of the room occurred during the cleaning process, and this action in conjunction with a thorough cleaning and the application of one of our odor counteractants often is enough to eliminate fire odors left behind.
Whether your fire damage in your home is large or small, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is available to come to your aid 24-hours a day. Just call (850) 469-1160 and our emergency response team can be on-site within hours to make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."
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