Levels of Fire Damage Possible in Your Chicago Home
SERVPRO Remediates ALL Types of Damage After a Fire
Candles are lovely for ambiance, and many people use scented candles to give off a pleasant aroma. They can also come in handy during a power outage. However, you need to use candles responsibly to avoid a fire in your Chicago home. It is essential to keep the candle away from anything flammable, and not to leave it unattended at any time.
Sometimes, as careful as we are, candles still start home fires. Before you know it, you can be looking at severe fire damage in your Chicago home, which is when you need to call our professionals at SERVPRO for help. When the fire is out, we are the ones you can trust to clean and repair your home, so it looks as if the fire never happened.
Fires can result in varying ranges of damage, making each restoration project unique. With fire damage which is minor, only specific areas or rooms might be affected by smoke residues, and the smoke damage is not heavy. Our restoration services might involve dry or wet cleaning of walls, ceilings, floors, and your possessions. A few areas may need repainting, while only a few items need replacing.
When the fire damage is moderate, the smoke residues are as well, and more items need wet cleaning to eliminate residues. The areas that need repainting and the items that need replacing increase and floors might need refinishing. Heat damage to cabinets, drywall, and contents means more materials which need replacing. SERVPRO techs may be able to clean contents at the job site, and smoke odors are present and could need additional deodorization after cleaning.
When the fire has been more severe, heat and fire damage is worse at the source of the fire. Finishes and structural framing could be charred, resulting in repairs to the structure. Smoke residues are spread throughout a significant portion of your home, and odors are strong. We may need to board up your home, establishing a source of electricity and take out any smoke-filled and charred debris. Our restoration services involve extensive cleaning of your structure and likely need restorers to pack and move any salvageable contents off-site for cleaning. We also use various methods for deodorization.
SERVPRO of Marquette Park / West Lawn / Ford City understands the various levels of fire damage that is possible, and we are prepared to handle them all. Just give us a call at (773) 337-3993 when your home in the areas of Chicago, Marquette Park, Gage Park or Brighton Park has a fire emergency.
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