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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

How Does Moisture Influence Fire Damage Restoration in Waterbury Homes?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Takes Preemptive Action to Avoid Complications during Water & Fire Damage Restorations

When a fire and water damage affects your Waterbury home, is also likely to develop, especially when firefighters spray significant amounts of water into the building or if internal fire suppression from a sprinkler system kicks in.  Water can damage materials or worsen the fire damage in your Waterbury home.

A significant percentage of fire damage restoration in your Waterbury home may involve removing residues such as soot from contents and vertical or horizontal surfaces within the structure. The presence of moisture creates obstacles such as staining underlying materials eliminating the efficacy of physical residue removal. Apart from the wetness in materials, the humidity in the air can create problems because once it combines with heat and smoke residues, it causes yellowing of materials. SERVPRO technicians have significant experience addressing moisture-related issues after fire damage.

Moisture issues can have a significant impact on the outcome of: 

  • House fire clean up
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire restoration

SERVPRO technicians take various steps to control moisture damage at fire loss sites. Setting up dehumidifiers soon after arrival helps bring down the humidity levels within the building. Our technicians also cut away soaked materials such as drywall and insulation, thus reducing moisture migration through wicking. 

Water damage at a fire loss site may also develop by over-wetting items during the cleaning process. Such unnecessary secondary damage is avoidable. Our SERVPRO technicians opt for cleaning and deodorization methods that do not soak materials.

Cleaning methods that ensure items remain dry include:

  • Cleaning surfaces with chemical sponges
  • Blast cleaning 
  • Vacuuming

SERVPRO of Waterbury helps manage any issues that develop during fire damage restoration. Call us at (203) 757-5050. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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