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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Ash Causes Severe Fire Damage

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

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After any moderate or large fire, ash ends up being the primary concern of our technicians and homeowners alike. Ash, while not terribly harmful to people, can damage and destroy many objects and parts of a home, and is one of our most commonly dealt-with substances in the field. If not dealt with quickly, ash can end up driving up replacement and restoration prices for all parties involved. Luckily, we have experience in cleaning up virtually all types of ash and soot damage and are capable of dealing with such problems as they arise.

Clogged Drains and Pipes
One of the most common ways that fire damage in Perdido Key can lead to additional problems is through drain and pipe clogging due to ash. These materials can settle deep inside water fixtures and block off flow, causing overflow and mild flooding. The main danger here is that homeowners don't often take this into consideration and check their taps prematurely, as dry and undisturbed ash is often much easier to clean out from some drains.
Walls, Floors, and Ceilings
The most visible form of ash damage is on walls and other surfaces around your home, which may be completely covered in a fairly thick layer of ash. Luckily, this is not excessively difficult to clean up, often requiring little more than a heavy cleaning job.
Many electronics are not salvageable after sustaining ash damage, unfortunately. However, for those that are, we have contracted specialists who are trained to recover items from such damage, and may also be able to do it ourselves on-scene. In any case, we will never replace or throw out an item without your approval or request first, and will always consult insurance agencies.
Strategically located to provide fast, emergency service to the local area, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is an experienced restoration company specializing in all types of fire damage. Call us today at (850) 469-1160.

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