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Important Factors Keep Our Experts On Top Of The Fire Damage Situation In Your Columbus Home

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Important Factors Keep Our Experts On Top Of The Fire Damage Situation In Your Columbus Home Call us 24/7 as soon as possible after an accident at (614) 863-1392.

Stay On Top Of Fire Damage In Columbus With SERVPRO

One of the most common reasons why people across the country trust SERVPRO to provide quality care for their homes after fire damage is our reputation for making the home look “Like it never even happened.” We build our strategies and business models around helping homeowners recover from fires quickly, at minimal cost, and without any lasting scars on their home to tell the tale of the blaze. Our multifaceted approach to fire damage restoration can sometimes get technical and involved, but a few crucial factors keep us on top of the situation and allow our work to be so effective.

Damage-Free Ash Removal
Removing smoke and ash from homes in Columbus with fire damage can be tricky to accomplish without causing additional damage to walls, ceilings, and home furnishings that need to be cleaned. SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Damage Technicians (FSTs) utilize a variety of cleaning chemicals and techniques to remove damaging materials from the surfaces of your home without causing additional problems. Most of these cleaning agents contain no water base, as the introduction of water can cause smoke and ash particles to clump together and form a sticky sludge that can be much harder to clean than dry materials. Never try to clean ash and smoke away from surfaces with household cleaning products to avoid these potential consequences.

Deodorization
Our chemical fogging machines help us to deodorize broad areas of your home quickly and at a minimal cost. Unlike store-bought deodorizing agents, these special mixtures are explicitly designed to help SERVPRO target and eliminate odors from smoke and ash. After we finish deodorizing your home, the area should smell like nothing at all.

Contents Cleaning
Cleaning up small objects, fabrics, and individual items damaged by the fire can be a hassle without the proper tools. We use a combination of industrial-strength Epcor washing machines, waterless ultrasonic cleaning devices, and hand-applied cleaning methods to restore every part of your home back to the way it was before the disaster.

SERVPRO of South Columbus is a locally owned and operated company that specializes in helping you react to and reverse the effects of fire damage in your home. Call us 24/7 as soon as possible after an accident at (614) 863-1392.

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Let Our Team Of Specialists Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Columbus!

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let Our Team Of Specialists Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Columbus! Our goal at SERVPRO of South Columbus is to return your home to its original, pre-fire condition.

Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage To Columbus Homes

Columbus residents can handle everything this winter can throw at them. Soon, ice and snow are as common as grass in the springtime. Even in the middle of a snowstorm or freezing temperatures, a fire can still strike home. Faulty wiring in holiday decorations can cause a tree to go up in flames just like window curtains in a kitchen fire.

Some fire damage to homes in Columbus can be difficult to clean, and regular methods are not an option. In these cases, SERVPRO restoration teams use special cleaners and methods to return the items to their original condition.

Certain porous materials such as curtains and other fabrics are too fragile to use normal cleaners. In some cases, a simple agitation tool like a brush can cause further damage to drapes already heavily soiled by smoke and soot. To eliminate these soils without tearing the material or leaving water and cleaner marks, restoration technicians use absorbent powders.

They cover the item with a layer of powder and allow it to absorb the smoke and soot residues slowly. After allowing enough time to work, SERVPRO team members wipe down the surface with dry sponges to remove the absorbed residue and powder. If the item is an upholstered chair or sofa, technicians can mix the absorbent powder with a small amount of solvent to create a thin paste. They apply the paste to heavily stained spots and allow it to dry. In these situations, team members use a vacuum to remove the absorbent.

On other porous surfaces, technicians use the absorbent powders with solvents or other cleaners a little differently. For brick, concrete, and marble, they first treat them with the chemical cleaners and then cover the affected surfaces with the absorbent. Once it dries completely, team members vacuum the surface and then follow-up with stiff brushes to remove any trace amounts.

Our goal at SERVPRO of South Columbus is to return your home to its original, pre-fire condition. Full restoration is not an easy task, but our teams walk you through every step until we finish. If you need our help with any fire damage, call us today at (614) 863-1392.

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Who Can You Trust to Restore Your Business After Fire Damage? SERVPRO Of Course!

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who Can You Trust to Restore Your Business After Fire Damage? SERVPRO Of Course! No matter how severe the damage is, our team will restore your business.

Assistance Helps Speed Up Recovery after Commercial Fire Damage in Columbus

Fires in commercial establishments can be very devastating. Apart from the loss they cause by damaging the structure and contents, they also lead to business closure, which translates to lost revenue. The longer it takes to resume normal operations, the higher the cost of lost opportunities. In the worst cases, the business might even lose customers. We offer restoration services that help commercial establishments recover faster after fire incidents. FSRT certification means our customers benefit from a combination of top-notch equipment and advanced skills sets throughout the restoration process.

The steps taken immediately restoration starts can quicken, or hamper the speed of recovery after commercial fire damage in Columbus. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their IICRC training to do a thorough evaluation before starting the restoration process. Such evaluation helps us establish the primary form of damage. Depending on the materials and items present in the affected area, it could be a case of predominant flame or smoke damage. If it is a case of smoke damage, we need to establish whether wet or dry smoke is the most prevalent. Having such information helps determine the level of agitation, chemical action and dwell time needed for effective cleaning.

Commercial spaces can present unique size challenges. In a space like a warehouse, the sheer size of the walls, ceilings and other areas that require cleaning can prolong the restoration. In a hotel or office space, the challenge could be large surfaces such as glass windows that require special care to avoid problems like streaking. Our SERVPRO crews use special equipment such as mobile scissor lifts, spotting pad holders and extensions poles when cleaning up vast surfaces saving time.

Our SERVPRO team considers the entire restoration process to determine how much effort to put into each phase, which also helps save time. For instance, if restoration involves repainting the affected surfaces, we clean to remove debris and neutralize the acids in smoke residue then restore the visual appeal though painting.

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Restoring your fire-damaged premises should not take too long. Call SERVPRO of South Columbus to assist. You can reach us at (614) 863-1392 any time.

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SERVPRO is the #1 Company to Call in Columbus When Dealing With Fire Damage!

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO is the #1 Company to Call in Columbus When Dealing With Fire Damage! Dealing with commercial fire damage on your own can be devastating & stressful. Our techs can help you and give you peace of mind.

Assistance Helps Speed up Recovery after Commercial Fire Damage in Columbus

Fires in commercial establishments can be very devastating. Apart from the loss they cause by damaging the structure and contents, they also lead to business closure, which translates to lost revenue. The longer it takes to resume normal operations, the higher the cost of lost opportunities. In the worst cases, the business might even lose customers. We offer restoration services that help commercial establishments recover faster after fire incidents. FSRT certification means our customers benefit from a combination of top-notch equipment and advanced skills sets throughout the restoration process.

The steps taken immediately restoration starts can quicken, or hamper the speed of recovery after commercial fire damage in Columbus. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their IICRC training to do a thorough evaluation before starting the restoration process. Such evaluation helps us establish the primary form of damage. Depending on the materials and items present in the affected area, it could be a case of predominant flame or smoke damage. If it is a case of smoke damage, we need to establish whether wet or dry smoke is the most prevalent. Having such information helps determine the level of agitation, chemical action and dwell time needed for effective cleaning.

Commercial spaces can present unique size challenges. In a space like a warehouse, the sheer size of the walls, ceilings and other areas that require cleaning can prolong the restoration. In a hotel or office space, the challenge could be large surfaces such as glass windows that require special care to avoid problems like streaking. Our SERVPRO crews use special equipment such as mobile scissor lifts, spotting pad holders and extensions poles when cleaning up vast surfaces saving time.

Our SERVPRO team considers the entire restoration process to determine how much effort to put into each phase, which also helps save time. For instance, if restoration involves repainting the affected surfaces, we clean to remove debris and neutralize the acids in smoke residue then restore the visual appeal though painting.

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Restoring your fire-damaged premises should not take too long. Call SERVPRO of South Columbus to assist. You can reach us at (614) 863-1392 any time. 

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Use Professional Restoration Services to Recover From a Housefire in Columbus

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Use Professional Restoration Services to Recover From a Housefire in Columbus SERVPRO technicians begin restoration services immediately after a fire.

Restoration Experts Mitigate Fire Damage and Make Columbus Area Homes Livable Again

One type of disaster in Columbus that does not always have a known cause is a house fire. Sometimes they simply start for no detectable reason. Fire department investigators inspect the home after firefighters put out the flames to see if arson could have been a factor. Once the investigation finishes, we can begin restoring your home so your family can return home and get back to their normal activities and routines.

SERVPRO technicians help families recover from the tragedy of fire damage in Columbus by removing the charred and burned up materials from the home. We bag these up carefully because some of the items contain sharp edges, nails, broken glass, and other hazards. As we work, we do our best to keep the area clean, especially on the floor. Obstacles that might cause someone to trip and fall need removing as quickly as possible, so we keep a constant eye out for these situations. We know you might want to see our progress, and this keeps you safe, also.

One issue that we resolve when we mitigate fire damage is the amount of water introduced into your residence during the firefighters' time at your home. Unless we extract all of this moisture, our other efforts become worthless. This moisture quickly becomes a source for mold and other microbes, as well as a problem for areas of your home that otherwise remained unscathed during the fire.

We can assist you in listing what needs replacing by helping compile inventory lists. These detailed lists also contain information about items that the insurance adjuster must decide. Other items included on the lists are those that need specialized repair work, like computers and electronic devices, musical instruments, and fine art.

Once the moisture content of your home's structure and inside air return to normal, we can carry in new materials. Once installed and painted in your choice of colors, your home starts to look “Like it never even happened.” The last step is gaining control of smoky odors. We use hydroxyl gas or thermal fogging to combat this odor effectively. We want you and your family to feel safe and secure, and we know our thorough work can accomplish this for you.

SERVPRO of South Columbus is ready to help your family after fire damage occurs. We serve those in Lithopolis, Obetz, and Pickerington. Just call us at (614) 863-1392, and we can help get things back how they should be, fast, so you can relax again.

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A Child Can Find Matches Left Out in Your Columbus Home and Cause Fire Damage

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Child Can Find Matches Left Out in Your Columbus Home and Cause Fire Damage SERVPRO Says Children, Candles, and Matches Can Cause Fire Damage in Columbus Area Homes

Surprise Fire Leading to Cleanup and Odor Control Needed? Call SERVPRO

Forgetting to put things back where they belong is usually not a problem, but upon occasion, this forgetfulness can lead to issues inside of your home, such as fire damage. Children are curious, and when small children find a new thing, they usually want to figure out what it is and how it works. However, this curiosity can become dangerous for their safety and the safety of your home when they accidentally set your kitchen drapes on fire.

By the time you put out the flames inside your kitchen with an extinguishe, fire damage in your Columbus home can already be present. The burnt up fabric can leave soot and smoke behind on your walls and the windowsill behind where the curtains were. The potted plans that you keep on the window have been burnt up. Additionally, fire leaves behind a strong odor that is hard to get rid of on your own. Most of the time, opening a window to try and air out the area is not enough and could spread the odors and smoke with air circulation to previously unaffected rooms of your home. Even with a small fire like this started by a candle, calling quickly for professional help can ensure successful remediation.
 
When you contact SERVPRO, we always aim to arrive as swiftly as we possibly can. We know that fire damage is time sensitive and many materials can discolor the longer that soot is attached to them. The quicker that we can arrive to address the damage, the better it is for your home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
The first task that SERVPRO can address is cleaning up the burnt ashes and fabric pieces that were left behind from the fire. After, we can remove the plants from your window and then choose the best cleaning methods for removing soot from the respective surfaces that are attached to the glass and paint. Usually, soot can be removed through three different methods, lubricative cleaning, abrasive cleaning, and chemical cleaning.
 
Our SERVPRO techs can take down the curtain rod and clean it as well, removing the soot stains from it so new curtains can be hung from it without the worry of greasy stains being left behind on the fabric. We can also carefully clean off your ceramic pots that you keep your plants inside of, by repeatedly spraying the cleaning solution onto the surface and wiping it down. The final task SERVPRO can do for your home is using a device called a thermal fogger to help combat the odor that fire leaves behind. Generally, with a smaller fire, a hydroxyl generator neutralizes the odors.
 
When an accident causes fire damage inside of your home, never wait to call for help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of South Columbus by calling (614) 863-1392. We strive to return your home to its pre-fire state.

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Understanding the Cost of Fire Damage Restoration in Your Columbus Home

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Cost of Fire Damage Restoration in Your Columbus Home Doing an estimation for your insurance company after fire damage helps ensure that the remediation process will be done efficiently. Contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Investigate the Damage and Then Provide an Estimate to Your Insurance Adjusters for the Fire Damage Remediation Tasks

When a fire breaks out in your Columbus house, you might not think of the cost of restoration right away. As most homeowners work to save all of the money that they can and get the best value for the money that they are spending, want to have a good gauge on the cost of restoration for their home. The trouble is, there is no clear-cut answer to provide those who are curious. With so many variables, it might be easier to explain a few things that can help you to understand better the end cost and how it reached that point.
 
One of the things that most homeowners would agree on when estimates for fire damage work in Columbus start coming in or after some investigation is that the cost of restoration work seems high. Even with that being said, understanding why things are the estimated cost can make it simpler to process in the long run.
 
An important thing to remember when it comes to restoration work for any residence in the area is the kind of personnel that is necessary. Many jobs require broad assortments of human resources to work successfully. This approach ensures that multiple facets of the restoration get accomplished at the same time, effectively reducing the time it takes our SERVPRO team to restore your home fully.
 
There is also the "cost of doing business" which encompasses all of the administrative processes and planning that goes into successfully restoring a home after a fire. Our SERVPRO professionals also require large pieces of equipment that must get delivered and towed away from job sites. These small pieces of the restoration process add to the collective total, effectively raising the overhead of our cost of business and the cost estimate.
 
Estimations are often given directly to the insurance company adjusters who are responsible for home insurance claims. The faster that this claim can get processed, the faster that restoration work can begin in your fire-damaged home. Give our experienced SERVPRO of South Columbus fire restoration specialists a call today at (614) 863-1392.

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Foul Odors Follow Fire Damage in Your Columbus Residence

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Foul Odors Follow Fire Damage in Your Columbus Residence Smoke and fire damage can leave behind odors that make your home unlivable, SERVPRO can make ridding your home of odors a priority.

SERVPRO Puts Your Family’s Needs First after Fire Damage

Your Columbus home requires a lot out of you to always be at its best. This upkeep is an essential habit of staying into, though unfortunately, there are times where you can get blindsided by a significant disaster that you could not have expected. When a fire threatens your house, this event takes you far beyond common repairs and upkeep and requires professional restoration services to step in.

Part of the problem here is that fire damage presents itself in several different ways in your Columbus residence. While assuredly there could be effects that are not all that bothersome, some of the lingering symptoms from a recent fire can be uncomfortable to contend with, not to mention hazardous in some circumstances. For this reason, it is always a good idea to contact SERVPRO and utilize our comprehensive team of restoration experts that get specially trained to handle every possible effect of a house fire and how to bring your home back to preloss conditions.

Our team of technicians gets to work immediately upon entering your home assessing the damage and formulating a plan to restore your home efficiently. This process has a lot to do with the feedback and communication that our specialists share with you the homeowner. Being vocal about the most disturbing things that hinder comfortable living in your house ensures that these effects get dealt with before some of the lower scale symptoms that linger behind after a fire.

For many homeowners, odors left behind after a fire can prove noxious and sickening to live around. Our team has several different options when it comes to deodorizing your home, but commonly air scrubbers with HEPA filters get used in conjunction with thermal foggers. The foggers have an odorless chemical compound that neutralizes the molecules of foul scents and leaves no trace.

While this is just a small piece of the entire restoration process, it can show that our SERVPRO of South Columbus team is well-equipped to handle any aspect of your fire restoration needs. When you are facing a disaster like this, trust our experienced specialists to help you set things right. Give us a call today at (614) 863-1392.

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Fire Damage Specialists in Columbus

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Specialists in Columbus After you and your family are safe and the fire fighters leave, contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation and restoration services.

Team SERVPRO Offers Remediation Services Regardless if the Fire Damage is Large or Small

It is never a pleasant experience when a fire starts inside your Columbus condominium. Fires not only threaten the safety of you and your family but are costly to repair as well. The heat, flames, and smoke produced by fire many times cause extensive damage to your building.
 
Whether the fire is small or large, it is a smart move to let the professionals come in and assess the situation. SERVPRO's fire damage experts in Columbus are IICRC certified and have experience with different types of scenarios.
 
Both the heat and smoke created by a blaze cause different types of damage to your condo. Flames burn contents and building materials inside the building. Smoke spreads throughout the structure leaving behind soot and foul odors. Our professional crews at SERVPRO get taught how to mitigate fire damage by putting each case into a category based on the severity of the damage.
 
In fire damage situations, there are three main types of severity. Putting each damage scenario into a certain level of severity helps our specialists know what types of methods to use when mitigating the problem. The three levels are minor, medium and major fire damage.
 
In minor fire damage situations, smoke residues only affect individual rooms of the building that are near the source. The amount of soot left behind from the smoke is minimal. Very few areas get re-painted, and only some minor items get replaced. Most of the mitigation process involves wet and dry cleaning of the ceiling, walls, and other surfaces.
 
In medium fire damage cases, the amount of smoke residues is moderate and more areas need wet cleaning. The areas that need to be re-painted and items that require replacement increase. Most of the time with medium fire damage contents inside the home get cleaned on site, but there is heat damage to building materials.
 
In major fire damage scenarios, there is a lot of heat and flame damage at the fire's source, and structural charring is even possible. In these cases, emergency procedures such as boarding up the exterior of the building and detailed cleaning of the structure possibly takes place. The building gets filled with smoke damage and foul odors, and usually, our crews must pack out the house and clean the contents offsite.
 
No matter how severe the damage in your condo is, hiring professionals always gets you the best results. SERVPRO of South Columbus can be reached at (614) 863-1392, and we are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to help you.

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Providing Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services and Building Relationships in Columbus

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Providing Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services and Building Relationships in Columbus Call SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out to prevent further damage to your home.

Rely on SERVPRO When a Fire Leaves Your Home Unsafe and Damaged

When your Columbus area property suffers fire damage, acting quickly can be vital to limiting the losses you experience as well as the amount of damage inflicted on your home. Some homeowners think that once the fire is out, the damage stops, allowing you the opportunity to clean things up later. 

Unfortunately, fire damage in your Columbus home continues long after the flames go out. In a matter of hours, furniture, appliances, and personal belongings can go from restorable to unsalvageable. Ash, soot and smoke residues take their toll on porous materials while wreaking havoc on the protective coatings on harder surfaces found in your home as well. 

Your home is precious; you work hard to make a safe place for your family to enjoy. Our team at SERVPRO understands what it means when you trust us with your home restoration tasks and take it to heart when finding solutions to help fellow members of our local community recover. We live, work, and play right here beside you, making it essential to support those around us and keep our community active, healthy, and secure. 

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can inspect your home, offering quality restoration services that are specific to your situation. Our restoration experts can also help you determine the amount of restoration you need, basing solutions on the amount of damage present and manage your entire restoration from start to finish. 

We provide you with the latest tools, equipment, and techniques available and provide you with a variety of services that help restore fire and water damage often caused by this type of event. SERVPRO technicians implement services that follow local, state, and federal guidelines for packing, transporting, and disposing of any materials found unsalvageable and work hard to maintain a safe working environment throughout your restoration process.

SERVPRO of South Columbus has full emergency response teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including weekends and holidays. We are always available, providing professional restoration personnel, equipment, and resources throughout Bexley, Obetz, and Lithopolis at a moments notice.  Call us today at (614) 863-1392.

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Water Removal is an Important Part of Fire Damage Restoration to Your Columbus Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water Removal is an Important Part of Fire Damage Restoration to Your Columbus Home Call SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave for best results. Dealing with both fire and water damage requires trained professionals.

Restoring Fire Damage Undoubtedly Includes Dealing With Water Damage As Well

When you visualize the effects of fire to your Columbus residence, you often think of things like charred belongings and extensive structural damages. While fires might not always cause this kind of devastation, they can often prove challenging to extinguish through traditional firefighting efforts. The result of this could be extensive water damages from the thousands of gallons pulled from a close hydrant to suppress the flames.
 
Professional restoration services like what we offer at SERVPRO go well beyond the basic fire damage restoration needs of your Columbus home. From the moment that we arrive at your house, our assessment of the damage begins, meticulously looking over the entire affected area and putting together the most efficient restoration plan possible.
 
Our efforts will most likely begin with boarding up windows or sealing up any holes that your home might have experienced due to the fire itself or the extinguishing efforts. The sealing prevents any further damage during the restoration process from bad weather or the elements outside. If there is water damage present, our SERVPRO technicians get to work on fixing this problem next.
 
Water damage needs to be remedied most expediently because it can continue to damage your home if it is left unattended. Moreover, the presence of water mixed with some warmer temperatures can provide ideal conditions for mold growth, which would only compound on the restoration efforts that you already need. So, extraction and drying have to be among the first steps taken when water damage exists in the house.
 
The process of extracting water is contingent on the amount that is in your house. For extreme cases, pump trucks might be brought in to pull large volumes from the floor quickly. For more moderate messes, extraction can get accomplished using portable pumps and wet-vacs. Once the area dries with air movers, a full assessment of the remaining fire damage is possible, and work can resume on this front.
 
Dealing with a fire to your Columbus home undoubtedly comes with considerable stress. Our SERVPRO of South Columbus team is available anytime you need us at (614) 863-1392.

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How To Adequately Deal With Fire Damage In Columbus

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Adequately Deal With Fire Damage In Columbus After the Firefighter Leaves Your Columbus Property, Call in SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Cleanup, Restoration, and Odor Removal Are All Key Elements of SERVPRO Services Post Fires

Fire disasters are always a nightmare, and no one wants to experience them. However, they are a common occurrence in Columbus, and all are encouraged to handle them correctly. The causes of fire disasters are many, and as much as you protect yourself, you may find a situation where you need a fire damage restoration service.

Fire damage in Columbus is a pretty big deal, and you may be in need of SERVPRO services to help you restore your property. After the occurrence of such a catastrophe, the resulting soot and smoke are some of the challenges to expect. You need to do some work if you need your property restored to its earlier state.

Structural cleaning is one of the first steps after a fire damage incident. The carpets, floors, ceilings, and walls also need a thorough cleaning. Your structure has different kinds of surfaces that need specific cleaning products and equipment. At SERVPRO, a team of highly trained professionals can carry out an assessment and determine the precise tools necessary for restoring your property. To make sure the new paint sticks to your walls, wiping down and prepping must be done correctly.

At that time, you have to restore some of the damaged components and material through professional deodorization and cleaning. Some of the areas to be restored include upholstery, furniture, area rugs, and draperies. The cleaning process requires different methods, and assessment is done to determine the right procedure to use. SERVPRO can offer pack-outs to store and clean items off-site, ultrasonic cleaning and Esporta machine washing. All methods are available to fit the needs of the cleanup and restoration.

Fire usually leaves offensive odors to your structure and deodorization is necessary. Using air fresheners or any fragrance is not recommended. Masking noxious odors is not a permanent fix. Go ahead and identify the source of the smell and get rid of it. Several deodorization methods do exist, and they require specific equipment that needs proper handling by trained technicians. Thermal fogging allows the counteracting agents to follow the paths of the fire thus routing out and neutralizing the odors left behind.

SERVPRO of South Columbus is here to help you restore your fire damaged property "Like it never even happened." Call us at (614) 863-1392 and get quality professional service from highly trained staff and technicians.

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Fire Damage in Columbus Has Long-Term Impact

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Columbus Has Long-Term Impact Smoke & Fire Restoration in South Columbus is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Many Facets of Damage Result from Fires in Columbus

In Columbus, it takes time for your family to recover from a fire. The emotional impact is severe. Children have nightmares; pets show signs of anxiety. It is equally hard on you, as you try to keep the family running along normal lines. At the same time, you are dealing with insurance companies, finding temporary accommodations, and attempting to come up with the money to replace lost clothing and furnishings.

 
The physical effect of fire damage in Columbus is also long term. Fire can gut a home, leaving a charred mess in its wake. However, even a smaller fires can result in ongoing damage, often unseen, but major nonetheless. A smoky smell can linger for months if it is not treated promptly. Black soot can cover countertops and furniture. Appliances can break down.
 
The technicians at SERVPRO have the experience and training to handle the aftereffects of a fire, big or small. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, which sets the standards for the industry. We receive highly specialized training in how to clean up after a fire, deodorize, and clean upholstery and fabric. Our focus is always on cleaning and repair, restoring only when necessary.
 
We encounter fire damage on a daily basis, so we know what to look for when we conduct a comprehensive inspection and fire damage assessment. We can board up the house and install a roof tarp if needed. We are experts in water removal and drying.
 
When it comes to getting rid of smoke and soot residue, we combine multiple techniques to get the job done. For example, to remove bad odors, we might use a mix of chemical containment, vapor odor control, and thermal fogging. We have the cutting-edge equipment, tools and cleaning agents that get the soot and smell off all surfaces.
 
When you are faced with cleaning up after a blaze, we can help. SERVPRO of South Columbus is available 24/7. Call us at (614) 863-1392. We are centrally located, serving Columbus, Bexley, and Reynoldsburg.

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Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services Available In Columbus

4/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services Available In Columbus Smoke Damage in Your Columbus Home Gets a Clean Up from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup in Columbus After a Smoky Fire

Your home consists of many contents; each of these items contains a variety of materials. When your belongings get caught in a fire, smoke, soot, and heat residues develop. When a fire restoration company comes to your home, they need to understand how to deal with each of them to return your property to a quality preloss condition.
 
Typically, when a fire occurs on your Columbus area property, fire damage or the area that requires fire restoration services often contains a variety of residues. A restoration company sends cleaning and repair technicians certified in the treatment or replacement of materials found after the fire is out, to help you get things under control and return your lives to normal as soon as possible.
 
SERVPRO technicians understand that a fire progresses through a variety of stages, causing different substances to generate both wet and dry smoke residues. Even though most situations allow for accurate classification, all of these residues exist, making cleaning and restoration services rather challenging.
 
SERVPRO sends a full team of qualified professionals to your home as a response to the initial call. Technicians arriving on the scene perform a thorough inspection and assessment of your property to determine the number of damages that exist and any hazards that might cause problems as they get started.
 
After relaying all information to you and answering all of your questions to your satisfaction, SERVPRO technicians go to work eliminating problems that exist, one step at a time. The technicians use their expertise to determine which aspects affect a specific surface and decide which cleaning process would produce the best results.
 
When dealing with a predominantly dry fire, materials respond well to cleaning methods. Dry smoke residues carry aerosols through the air, leaving dry particles on the various surfaces. However, dry smoke does not stain surfaces as harshly as wet smoke and odors do not penetrate as deeply, which makes the cleaning and removal of these residues much easier.
 
Wet smoke residues present a more difficult and challenging problem. Slow-burning fires tend to work residues into crevices or confined spaces farther than other fires, causing stains and odor penetration, often trapping residues inside of specific materials.
 
When you are looking for help with restoring your property after a fire, contact SERVPRO of South Columbus. We are here to help and get things back on track in a timely and efficient manner. (614) 863-1392

Facing Fire Damage Restoration Head-On In Wrightsville Beach

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Facing Fire Damage Restoration Head-On In Wrightsville Beach When it comes to choosing between restoring or replacing, our SERVPRO technicians choose restoration.

Your Wrightsville Beach Fire-Damaged Home Can Be Restored By SERVPRO


The majority of damage caused by a fire in your home happens when the fire is out, rather than when it is blazing away. The acidic residues left behind by a fire get introduced to water during suppression efforts and continue destroying your home even after the flames are gone.

This devastation makes responding to and dealing with the fire damage situation in your Wrightsville Beach home crucial. Obtaining the help provided by expertly trained professionals allows you to reclaim the majority of your property and any of its contents affected by a fire successfully.

When it comes to choosing between restoring or replacing, SERVPRO’s restoration first mentality leads our technicians to find solutions to meet your unique circumstances. Often meeting or exceeding any expectations you may have had before work began.

SERVPRO technicians receive IICRC certification training in fire and smoke restoration procedures. Combining this training with years of experience in dealing with materials such as carpeting, upholstery and other fabrics while also using specialized equipment to clean, deodorize, and restore various surfaces found in your home.

Water extraction equipment, such as hand-held and truck mounted extractors of varying sizes allow us to remove standing water from a variety of areas, including those that are hard to reach. We also use air movers, dehumidifiers, and fogging equipment helps us protect areas of your property and limit further damage while your restoration is underway.

SERVPRO cleaning technicians put various methods to use, scrubbing any lingering smoke or soot residues from all of your home’s surfaces and removing acidic substances that cause additional damages to develop. Using a variety of cleaning methods to remove residues in an efficient way that limits damage to various materials and restores items quickly and efficiently.

By applying the appropriate professional techniques to different surfaces throughout your home, we can often restore a variety of contents that might seem unsalvageable, which makes it important for you to allow our technicians the opportunity to inspect each item thoroughly before determining its fate. We have been extremely successful in restoring many items that you cherish to a quality pre fire damage condition.


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Time is essential during your restoration process, contact SERVPRO of South Columbus today for expert help restoring your home after a fire. (614) 863-1392 

Preparation Against Fire Damage On Your Townsend Property

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preparation Against Fire Damage On Your Townsend Property Smoke and Fire Damage in Townsend

Be Prudent to Prevent Damages to Your Townsend Home Caused by Fire

As a crackling campfire or a cheerful blaze in a fireplace, fire offers heat, light, and comfort in most situations. However, a small fire can also become life-threatening within just two minutes, engulfing an entire structure in as little as five minutes.
 
According to the American Red Cross, a large number of homes throughout the Townsend are ill-prepared for fire damage. Most have broken or untested fire alarms, and avoid putting in the time required to come up with an escape plan, much less conduct preparedness fire drills to ensure everyone's safety, which is something we should all encourage changing.
 
Smoke alarms and a proper escape plan are the essential building blocks of a proper preparedness plan. However, that is only the beginning. SERVPRO encourages everyone to apply themselves to fire safety in their homes.
 
Electrical appliances are a fantastic convenience, but they can also be a major fire source. Dangers often include flickering lights caused by loose outlets, leading to an unusual amount of heat, scorch marks or frequently blown fuses. Frayed electrical cords, placing cords under carpeting or rugs, or leaving them where people can trip over them cause hazards that you should avoid.
 
Be smart when using candles by placing them in the proper candleholder, or on a heat-resistant surface, while making sure that the open flame is the appropriate distance away from flammable objects. Never use candles in a place where children or pets can reach them and knock them over, or leave them unattended for any reason.
 
Remain particularly safe when cooking in your kitchen, pay attention, stay on task and keep safety in mind. Get others fired up about safety in your home, let the people you love know that their safety is important and include them in your fire drills to ensure that they make it out too.
 
If a fire incident happens in your home, you are likely to discover fire, smoke, and water damages that you have no idea how to handle. You are far from alone, SERVPRO's restoration professionals are available to assess the situation, limit further damage by placing protective tarps and boarding up the impacted areas.
 
SERVPRO can also provide you with any water removal, cleaning and sanitization services needed to remove smoke and soot from your living space, as well as complete an entire restoration process to assist you with providing you with a quick, efficient solution to get things back to normal.
 
Contact SERVPRO of South Columbus immediately for additional advice about preparedness options or to gain the services from a professional company that is on your side. (614) 863-1392

Fire Damage Cleanup in Canal Winchester

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in Canal Winchester Your Canal Winchester Property Contains Smoky Residue and Odor After a Fire

Relieve Stress-Let SERVPRO Restore Your Fire Damaged Home

Fires, whether small or large, are devastating and destructive. Dealing with the effects of fire is mentally and physically exhausting. For many homeowners who have experienced such a disaster, the fire damage has permanently destroyed valuable homes and property, plus precious memories. That is why you need a full-service contract company, such as SERVPRO, which will work hard to clean and restore your home after a fire.

Our professional staff will fully reconstruct any structural damage caused by the fire damage, and inspect for any more loss from water and smoke damage in Canal Winchester. After a fire, you must consider the fact that not only will there be damage from the fire, but there could be water damage as well from the firefighting efforts and damage from smoke and soot that reach beyond the effects of the flames. These things need to be taken care of as soon as possible, and in a professional manner, to prevent any more damage from occurring.

SERVPRO staff will also work with your insurance company to make sure that your property is restored to its pre-loss condition. Our aim is to give you ease your mind during this stressful time and to help you and your family return quickly to the comfort that you are used to enjoying. We will handle any of the small details of restoration and cleaning as well so you can concern yourself with other facts of life. We understand that this time is stressful enough without having to deal with all the restoration problems, too.

Soot and smoke can damage your belongings and property, causing odors which will linger for years if they are left untreated. Our expert team will, therefore, get your home back into shape in a timely fashion. We will take an approach which is meticulous and thorough in repairing and restoring your property. When you call our team at SERVPRO, you will be benefitting from our compassionate approach to customer service and industry experience. As part of our repair process, we will perform services that include:  
Soot removal
Furniture and floor cleaning
Deodorization and Disinfecting

While we might not be able to expedite the healing process from the emotional impact of a fire, we will make the cleanup process successful and efficient. If you need such services, refer to our team at SERVPRO of South Columbus. You will be dealt with fairly when you call us at (614) 863-1392.

When Fire Damages Your Home In Lithopolis Call SERVPRO For Professional Restoration

11/10/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Fire Damages Your Home In Lithopolis Call SERVPRO For Professional Restoration Terrifying and overwhelming, a fire in your home is a significant life event.

Fire Damage And Your Home

Terrifying and overwhelming, a fire in your home is a significant life event. Unlike minor emergencies or routine house maintenance you can handle yourself, recovering from a house fire is a process that requires guidance from our highly-qualified SERVPRO professionals. Fire damages not only your home’s structure and belongings it can also unleash dangerous compounds that will diminish air quality inside your house, possibly putting your family’s health at risk. The fire may have been controlled with retardants from pressurized extinguishers as well as water, both of which may have doused the blaze but also add to the chemical and microbial residue that must cleared properly by trained individuals.

Greasy and toxic soot and residue from a fire are not simple to remove and your attempts to scrub away smoke and heat damage may make things worse rather than better. Our staff follows protocols that are based on experience and research into the best practices for fire damage restoration. Let the major cleaning be done by us in accordance with these industry standards so that your home is ready for habitation quickly.

If the structure is safe for you to enter after a fire, placing clean sheets or towels on furnishings or walkways is something you can do to minimize the spread of soot and other residues. Empty pantries of food for disposal if exposed to smoke and heat. Remove cold and frozen food from non-functioning freezers and refrigerators. Upholstered furniture and clothing must be handled by workers who are experienced in smoke and residue removal to ensure lingering odors or emissions do not harm your health. SERVPRO staff will have specific suggestions for things you can do to limit further damage to your home and health while we take on the job of cleaning, restoring and repairing walls, ceilings, flooring and fixtures.

Team with SERVPRO of South Columbus after a fire damages your home, learning from local pros what a homeowner can do and what should be left to restoration experts. A call to (614) 863-1392 anytime or day of the year will send an inspector to discuss with you to create the best plan for your situation.

Fire Damage Experts of Ohio

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts of Ohio SERVPRO Is Ready to Restore Your Reynoldsburg Fire Damaged Property

SERVPRO's Expertise Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Property

The history of this part of Ohio began in the early 1800's. Many older buildings have been turned into quaint businesses, points of interest, and museums. We are proud to be a part of this community.

 This city is located just east of the capital of Columbus. The city carries the motto “The City of Respect.” Due to its historical importance to Ohio, fire damage in Reynoldsburg would not show any respect; it would be devastating. The buildings in and around this peaceful suburban community have been standing for many years.
 
However, when a fire does break out, business owners and homeowners will require specialized equipment and experience. Also needed are skilled experts who know how to handle all types of fires and the end results. SERVPRO adheres to The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification--IICRC guidelines, following best methods for fire damage restoration. This means that we are highly trained with constant continuing education in this field. We are team members of the National Disaster Recovery Team, part of the national franchises to help others in our area, and out of state. Our knowledge and experience help Ohioans with all of their natural disaster or accidental restoration needs. Let our experience and strong customer satisfaction achievements help you.
 
Along with our expertise, we work with the best equipment that is available in the industry. Our fleet of vehicles contains truck-mounted water pumps, portable pumping systems, air movers, dehumidifiers, ozone machines, foggers, and portable generators. Our supply of industrial chemicals, cleaners, and products is always top shelf. With a careful plan of action, we guarantee your satisfaction with the fire damaged restoration to your home or business.

We are a trusted leader in the disaster restoration industry. We help with Ohio's residential and commercial fire damage mitigation and reconstruction problems. Please call our experts anytime with our 24 hours a day emergency services, seven days a week. Our quick response to your disaster can help you avoid any further secondary damages and to prepare your property for restoration.
 
As a member of the community, we at SERVPRO of South Columbus are locally owned and operated. Contact us immediately when there is a fire or any other type of damage to your property. Call (614) 863-1392 and let us help you to restore your life and valuable property.

We're Here To Help with Fire and Water Damage!

4/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We're Here To Help with Fire and Water Damage! Stove fires are always at the top reasons for a fire. Never leave a stove unattended when using it, because that quick minute can lead to a disaster.

Anyone who has suffured a fire loss, can attest to the great emotional stress inflicted upon all involved.  We at SERVPRO of South Columbus see it all to much, but are trained to help people process the wide range of emotional outbursts such as fear, pain, anger, sadness, etc. and we try to be very sensitive to what our clients are "feeling".  No judgement, just help! 

Fire and Water Damage are two core components of our business.  We help you get back to normal (if there is such a place) as quickly as possible.  We understand loss of possessions is difficult, but loss of life (human, animal, plant) is devastating!  So I offer a couple of suggestions after you get out safely:  Dont make any decisions, sign forms, or anything else that requires much thinking for at least 24 hours, because frankly--you're probably not thinking correctly due to the stress!  Let the professionals in your life handle all the details, such as who will come clean, repair, replace, etc. all your items. These people are your insurance agent, adjuster, property manager, and the like.  As an established and trusted brand SERVPRO of South Columbus can also be one of those people, as we like to watch out for our clients and customers--not just get get a job!  We are 24/7 and here to help  614-863-1392.