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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

We Make Your Oceanside Home Safe Again After A Fire

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

We have the equipment and expertise to restore your home right away to prevent further damage to your home.

Fire Damage in Your Attic Space Lets Smoke into the Rest of Your Oceanside Residence

Your Oceanside home's ventilation system can send smoke downward and into your family's living space when a fire starts in the attic. Your HVAC system can pick up smoke through air intake vents, or even be the cause of the fire. While filters catch a substantial amount, smoke can still pass through your system and into each room of your house. Tiny openings around your attic's entrance can also let smoke escape. 

While the smell of smoke alerts you, so your family escapes safely from your residence in Oceanside, fire damage continues to spread and worsen. The harm to your living space can become as costly to mitigate as the fire damage in the attic. We want to assure you that our specialists know the most efficient methods to mitigate smoke damage and repair the destruction caused directly to your attic.

Smoke travels through the path of least resistance, so doorways and windows often become bearers of the marks of fire. Corners of rooms also hold a denser coating of soot because of the way it can become trapped in this area. Wherever we find soot, ash, and liquid by-products, we use the method best suited for both the affected materials and the type of soiling.

Soot not only transfers easily from one surface to another, on clothing, hands, and objects, it also puts off a terrible odor. In addition to these two problems, soot also easily damages glossy surfaces when its sharp but microscopic particles etch fine lines into surfaces. To remove soot and fire damage from items in your home that could become permanently ruined, we perform an initial cleaning to prevent this from occurring. 

Our building services team can perform an HVAC inspection for you if desired, as this can save you time and money. Other services these specialists perform include electrical work and roofing repair. Attic fires can weaken the roof on the interior side, even when damage remains undetectable on the outside. A bit of snowfall in the winter can spell disaster in such situations.

While you might not find any soot as you did immediately after the fire, odors can linger because the fire's heat pushes smoke in the smallest spaces. As soon as the smoke in these locations cools, the solids fall to the next horizontal surface and remain there, slowly disintegrating. 

As these pieces get smaller, even weak air currents can pull these back into the air. This is where odors start. To counteract this, we use a method that mimics the smoke. Thermal fogging uses chemicals that form bonds with foreign matter, keeping it from disintegrating. Afterward, the particles become too heavy to make it back into the air.

SERVPRO of Long Beach / Oceanside has teams of specialists ready for disasters involving fire and smoke. Call us at (516) 536-1801, so we can start working on making your Atlantic or Lido Beach home safe, clean, and odor-free again, “Like it never even happened.”

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