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Impacts of Fire Damage on Randolph Commercial Properties

9/26/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage to ceiling and walls in a building When fire damages your Randolph business, SERVPRO is Here to Help® 24/7.

SERVPRO® Responds Rapidly To Randolph Fire Damage Emergencies

When a fire impacts your Randolph business, the resulting clean-up process can be vast, and you may need help knowing where to begin. Typically, the damage does not stop after the fire is dowsed; lingering odors and corrosion from soot and smoke ensue, all of which pose further property damage. Also, external factors, such as vandalism and contents damage, threaten additional loss if the situation is not managed promptly. It takes a knowledgeable and experienced company like SERVPRO to navigate such situations conveniently.

The most immediate impact of fire damage in Randolph commercial premises is structural damage. The extent of damage varies from minor changes to destruction. Extreme heat can weaken or even collapse structural elements such as ceilings, floors, walls, and support beams. Smoke residues also settle on these elements, resulting in further damage. SERVPRO team is equipped to repair and restore your business to its preloss conditions.

Other significant impacts experienced after a fire

  • Temporary or prolonged closure
  • Inventory and equipment loss
  • Reputational impact
  • Employee displacement
  • Data and document loss

When you suffer fire damage, business operations are generally disrupted. The time needed for restoration can vary depending on the scope of the damage. Business interruption may result in lost revenue, customer disappointment, and potential effects on your business’s reputation. SERVPRO responds promptly and effectively to fire damage to minimize business interruption.

The Process of Restoration

Fire restoration in business premises comprises steps to mitigate damage, clean up, and restore the business to its pre-fire condition.

General steps to help with fire damage restoration

  • Assess the damage to evaluate the building’s structural integrity and identify any safety hazards.
  • Secure the property by boarding windows or installing temporary fencing to prevent unauthorized access and protect against further damage.
  • Determine what is salvageable and what needs replacement.
  • Perform structural repairs. This may involve replacing or repairing damaged walls, ceilings, roofs, or flooring.
  • Remove smoke residues and soot from walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces. This may involve specialized cleaning techniques such as soda blasting.
  • Employ air purifiers or ozone generators to eliminate lingering odors caused by smoke.

At SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County, we take care of fire damage with speed and efficiency “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (973) 895-5000.

Fire Damage Restoration of Randolph Homes Happens Fast with Pros

3/28/2023 (Permalink)

puppy in a SERVPRO truck You will be as happy as this puppy when you call SERVPRO for fire damage restoration in your Randolph home.

How do SERVPRO Technicians Use Restorative Cleaning After Fire Damage in Randolph Homes?

The smoke and soot produced during a fire damage incident in your Randolph home can harm the exposed surfaces and contents. SERVPRO technicians use restorative cleaning methods to remove the soils from surfaces to prevent long-term damage. 

SERVPRO technicians use several cleaning products to remove surface smoke and soot residues during the restoration of fire damage to your Randolph home. The type of product used during repair depends on the residue and the kind of surface involved. SERVPRO technicians ensure that the products we use are safe and don’t affect the contents negatively. While some cleaning products are designed specifically for the contents, others are useful for cleaning structural surfaces. 

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Residue

Removing smoke and soot residues involves breaking the bonds between the soil and the surface. SERVPRO restorers have a few ways of achieving this:

  • Agitation or scrubbing can remove dry and loose residues from surfaces
  • Dissolving the residues in an appropriate solvent can also remove some residues
  • Technicians remove oily residues by emulsifying them in a cleaning solution 
  • In some cases, technicians also use ultrasonic sound to clean smoke and soot particles

Whatever the method used, SERVPRO technicians always ensure that the surfaces being cleaned are not harmed. 

Technicians use petroleum-based solvents during the dry cleaning of surfaces and contents. The solvents clean draperies and fabrics that might shrink or experience distortion or browning if wet-cleaned. Dry cleaning with such solvents is effective on light soiling but not heavily soiled fabrics. 

Technicians also use volatile dry solvents that evaporate quickly and don't leave any residue as spotting agents to remove oily and greasy. Volatile dry solvents act as a lubricant to remove carbon and soot and are preferred to remove smoke particles settled on surfaces.  

SERVPRO restorers remove smoke residue from surfaces such as drywall and furniture using mild detergents that do not contain any strong alkalis. The agents called wood oil soaps can remove smoke and soot particles from finished wood surfaces. 

SERVPRO experts use fabric rinses are mildly acidic cleaning agents that stabilize the fabric dyes in carpets and furniture fabrics. 

Cleaning Appliances

Cleaning smoke and soot particles from appliance surfaces can be especially challenging as various metals, paint, glass, Formica, etc., are used in their construction. As these surfaces are non-porous and non-absorbent, SERVPRO technicians use water-based detergent solutions to clean them. SERVPRO restorers use the following approaches to clean appliances after fire damage to your Randolph home:

  • A high alkalinity cleaning agent removes greasy and heavy smoke and soot from appliance surfaces. The fundamental nature of these solvents can cut through the sticky smoke residue.
  • Yellowing of appliance surfaces due to protein fires in the kitchen is cleaned by SERVPRO technicians using light abrasion with a '0000' grade steel wool. 

Smoke and soot after fire damage can not only ruin the aesthetics of your home but can cause irreparable harm if not cleaned properly. Trained SERVPRO technicians have the knowledge, skill, and experience to deal with any fire incident, small or big. We ensure that your home is restored “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for a fast and efficient restoration service.

Fire Damage Restoration in Randolph Demands Expertise

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Chair on Fire Don’t let your property be a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO is only a call away.

Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup in Randolph

Fire accidents are a terrifying experience and can cause you to lose many things in your home. However, if you contact professional restoration technicians on time, you can reduce the damage and restore your home to a preloss state. 

Our SERVPRO team can help save your residence and valuables with the skills and knowledge gained through years of experience. When performing fire damage restoration in your Randolph residence, we can remove water, smoke, and debris effectively and fix the items the fire damaged. Our fire damage repair process involves several steps, including the following: 

  • Assessment
  • Smoke and soot removal
  • Odor elimination
  • Restoring contents
  • Reconstruction


Our SERVPRO team can inspect the affected areas to assess the damage. We can create a full-proof plan and carry it out to restore your property to pre-damaged condition. Precisely scoping provides a professional approach to coordinating recovery with your insurance carrier.

Smoke and Soot Removal

Smoke and soot can reach many parts of your home, including undamaged ductwork, walls, stereos, computers, appliances, and other home electronics. Since soot is acidic, it can corrode metals and blemish porous items. Porous surfaces absorb cleaning solutions and residues. To prevent smoke residues from setting, our SERVPRO team can use dry cleaning processes to remove soot from porous materials. 

Odor Elimination 

Immediate removal of fire odor is critical because odor-causing compounds can penetrate materials deeply to the point of being no longer removable. The wrong processes can force the odors deeper into the affected materials. We can use specialized odor-blasting equipment like thermal foggers, air scrubbers, and hydroxyl machines to remove smells from building surfaces. 

Restoring Contents 

Our team includes technicians certified to perform content restoration for smoke and other types of damage. We recommend taking clothes and other affected textiles to dry cleaners so that odors and stains do not set. We also perform upholstery cleaning along with cleaning carpets, kitchen and bath fixtures, and drapes, among other items. 


SERVPRO is a full-service fire restoration firm that can handle all repairs, including completely reconstructing your home's damaged flooring, walls, or other sections. 

Please contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for efficient fire damage repairs. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Professional Trade Secrets for Restoring Fire Damaged Homes in Randolph

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

fire burned resilient floor tile, charred SERVPRO restores your fire damaged Randolph home--"Like it never even happened."

Aspects that Help Remove All Traces of Fire damage in Randolph

A fire incident can leave a permanent mark in your life both from the financial losses incurred and the physical alterations in your home. Just like insurance covers help you overcome the financial loss, professional restoration services can help restore your property to its preloss state. We work closely with Randolph homeowners and their insurance adjusters to ensure a positive outcome.  

Fire loss incidents differ, so proper evaluation is necessary after fire damage in your Randolph property to determine the best steps to take. In many incidents, a considerable percentage of the problems are caused by residue deposits, unless the flames entirely consume the property. It is possible to remove most deposits left by the fire through cleaning but requires a proper understanding of what transpired during the incident. Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians certification, FSRT, means our SERVPRO crews can evaluate the outcome of fire and determine the forces at play during the actual fire, therefore, creating an effective response plan.  

To restore the fire damaged property to its preloss state through cleanup, a proper understanding of several factors is crucial because they affect the ability to clean items. The main ones include the type of materials burnt, airflow patterns in the building, the types of smoke residues left, and the amount of oxygen, heat, and moisture present in the fire. If the fire burns more synthetic materials than natural ones, the resulting residues are harder to clean. Hotter fires lead to residue impingement because they open up pores on materials complicating the cleaning process. Our SERVPRO technicians respond to these issues in different ways, including using professional cleaning agents to dissolve residues, and applying heat and mechanical agitation, among other steps. The sophisticated equipment in our green trucks to facilitate these processes includes:  

  • Portable heaters
  • Pressure washers
  • Multi-surface scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl Generators  

Unlike most other visible problems, bad odor is invisible, but it can make your home uninhabitable. Odor particles penetrate deep into materials making it hard to eliminate them. Our SERVPRO technicians take different approaches to deodorizing property. Using ULV foggers, we can deliver deodorizing agents that pair with odor particles, neutralizing them. We also use state-of-the-art odor control equipment such as hydroxyl generators and ozone generators.  

It is possible to eliminate the painful memories of fire damage. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (862) 305-9757 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our Experts Will Save Your Fire Damaged Home In Mendham

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Scorched Room Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County has the experience and fast response to handle any size emergency.

Controlled Demo And Reconstruction After Fires In Mendham Houses

Most homeowners have insurance that can cover the often substantial expenses of recovery and repair to Mendham houses after a fire loss incident. With the speed at which these emergencies can get out of control, many property owners lack the experience or equipment to address the widespread effects of returning home to pre-damaged conditions. What many people do not realize is that while the bulk of the cost of this restoration might get covered by their insurance provider, it is still ideal for locating a team with both experience and a mindset to stay within budgetary limitations.

From the time that fire damage in Mendham homes begins, you should already know that you have out-of-pocket expenses to get your insurance company involved. Deductibles are an everyday staple to home insurance plans. They require you to pay a specific amount before the insurance company is willing to cover the rest of the current expenses. This amount varies depending on your provider and circumstances. When substantial structural damage and other effects threaten your property, however, you need work to begin as promptly as possible.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that by paying their deductible, they have free reign to get all of the work necessary done to their house at no additional costs. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Our SERVPRO team works directly with your adjusters to determine what work is covered by your policy and what is not. We work with our customers as well to relay this information in a way they can understand and develop a plan that suits their needs.

As a comprehensive provider of full-service recovery solutions, our SERVPRO team can help your home through every phase of the restoration, including mitigation and reconstruction. Our efficient approach with controlled demolition and experienced construction professionals ensures that we can keep renovation costs as low as possible. The lower the cost of the work we perform, the less our customers take a hit on their insurance premiums moving forward.

By working with your insurance provider, we can find the ideal solutions for your property after a fire. We focus most on getting your family back into your house as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County has the experience and fast response to handle any size emergency. Give us a call anytime at (973) 895-5000.

A Fire Damage Pack-Out in Randolph Can Save You Money

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

closet melted from fire and smoke debris No need for Randolph homeowner meltdown after a house fire--Call SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Randolph Homeowners Call SERVPRO for House Fire Recovery

The aftermath can feel brutal when a fire roars through your Randolph home. Although modern fire residue cleanup techniques, products, and equipment can transform a wet, blackened, and smelly structural mess back to preloss condition, your home is much more than floors, walls, and ceilings. The contents of your house -- furnishings, decor, books, pictures, documents, clothing, linens, electronics, toys, and more are also vulnerable to the effects of the fire. Consider moving these household goods and personal possessions out during restoration.

Fire damage in Randolph usually includes significant water loss related to firefighting efforts. Although the structure of your house needs fast water removal even before soot and odor clean up, the contents of your home also suffer from the one-two punch of water and soot. Packing out movable objects helps you achieve successful remediation in two ways. First, clearing the structure permits more rapid water removal, soot and other residue cleanups, and deodorization. Second, moving articles to our production facility allows careful evaluation of your everyday objects' condition and restoration potential, heirlooms, and treasures.

SERVPRO employs a Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) to track each article transported to our facility. Lists, digital photos, and barcoding provide a detailed inventory to ensure we account for all items through the cleaning, drying, and restoration process. The documentation provides evidence to support claims made with your insurance company.

Our production technician team follows the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) guides, as do our other employees, mastering the restoration industry's best practices in specialties related to building contents. SERVPRO offers freeze-drying techniques for wet papers and pictures, controlled heat, air movement, and dehumidification for furniture and electronics post-soot removal, and industrial washing machines (Esporta piston-driven) for soft items. 

Ultrasonic and immersion tubs dislodge soot and corrosion from window blinds and intricately detailed household goods.

SERVPRO’s talent production team employs many other strategies to bring back to function and appearance rooms and fire-damaged items. Our focus is to restore, saving you time and money, as well as preserve memories, particularly precious possessions, after the shock of a household fire.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County commits to restoring not just a building but your home after a fire does its damage, "Like it never even happened." Call (973) 895-5000 just as soon as the fire department releases your property for assessment and restoration.

What are Common Actions During Fire Damage Restoration in Mendham?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

dog looking out window of SERVPRO pickup truck Doggonit! SERVPRO barks that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Count on us for fire damage cleanup and restoration in Mendham

SERVPRO Techs Have Vast Experience Handling Mendham Fire Cleanup

Among the many types of home disasters in Mendham, housefire cleanup is one of the kinds that homeowners should never attempt on their own. There are ways those innocent self-cleaning techniques can worsen fire and smoke damage.

During a fire damage restoration job in a Mendham property, there are many common actions SERVPRO technicians undertake. Before the cleanup can begin,  the technicians communicate with First Responders regarding known hazards within the party and confirm it is safe to enter.

Scoping the Damage in the home

The inspection during the fire cleanup by SERVPRO covers several layers of the restoration service. Not only are the techs ascertaining the safety to work within the structure but also:

  • Articles and building materials that need removal for disposal or cleaning
  • Areas of the home requiring controlled demolition
  • Portions of the property needing water extraction services and drying
  • Places that need temporary repairs or security measures taken

Controlled Demolition

Unfortunately, this action is often a large part of the fire cleanup process. Severely smoke-damaged or charred building materials have no potential for reuse through even the advanced cleaning methods employed by SERVPRO. The technicians carefully remove the minimum needed.

Air Quality Measures

While the odor from a grill on steak night smells great, a house post-fire smells horrible. SERVPRO technicians work to remove smoke damage and odors from homes as part of the restoration service. This phase of the mitigation can include running air scrubbers during the cleanup and the use of odor control equipment specifically designed to eradicate odorous soot particles.


Our SERVPRO location offers a general contractor license #13VH06013000. It can offer local property owners the option to have the technicians move from the restoration service to perform any repairs the home needs to remove all traces that a housefire occurred.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 is the company that Mendham residents trust for fire damage restoration services.

Skilled Fire Restoration Cuts Back on Loss and Stress After a Randolph House Fire

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Illustration with SERVPRO logo You need a team you can trust after a fire strikes in your home. Call SERVPRO right away.

Randolph Residents Can Count on SERVPRO for Fast, Efficient Fire Restoration Service

Something Randolph homeowners may not realize is that there can be immense hidden damage after a house fire. Soot and smoke particles make their way through the air into the HVAC system and leave behind odors reminding you of the fire that took place. Additionally, there will also be chemicals, water, and moisture often left behind from crews putting out the fire at the scene. Bring these elements together and add structural damage, debris cleanup, and materials replacement; it is easy to see why hiring a skilled team like SERVPRO is the best action. We are here for all of your water & fire damage restorations!

SERVPRO takes each fire restoration job in Randolph seriously, formulating a tailored plan to match the makeup of the property, the scope of the damage, and other unique factors. When it comes to handling house fire clean up, the expertise of our technicians speaks for itself. Because restoration is never one-size-fits-all, we use our proven processes to ensure your property gets restored “Like it never even happened.”

The type of cleaning methods we use depends on the specific project, but they might include:

  • Washing or hand-rinsing contents that cannot get saturated
  • Absorption powders for pieces that may be too fragile for cleaning with chemicals or agitation
  • Dry or wet cleaning using soft cloths or brushes
  • Foam cleaning methods for pieces that cannot take excessive moisture
  • Thermal foggers that bond with odorous particles, allowing for easier removal
  • Small-item immersion cleaning for items that cannot handle total saturation

No matter the cause or scope of the fire, SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is here for all of your restoration needs. Give us a call for emergency response at (973) 895-500, and we will have a crew dispatched within hours.

Can SERVPRO Get Rid of Odors During Fire Damage Restoration of Your Randolph Home?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Home on fire SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage restoration. We are here to help.

SERVPRO Techs Eliminate Odor During Fire Damage Restoration of Randolph Properties Using Advanced Deodorization Techniques 

Combating odors during fire damage restoration of your Randolph home can be a challenging task. Professional restorers like SERVPRO use specialized equipment and techniques to eliminate even the toughest odors due to smoke damage.

SERVPRO techs begin the deodorization process during fire damage restoration of your Randolph home by analyzing the type and intensity of the odor. While some smells can be easily handled by masking agents, others need stronger deodorizing techniques. Neutralizing odor particles lodged in pores of surfaces are among the toughest to deodorize. SERVPRO techs use thermal foggers to create a fine mist of deodorizing agent that behaves similar to smoke and hence, can neutralize the particles present in the pores. 

How Does an Ozone Generator Work to Deodorize Fire Damaged Homes in Randolph? 

SERVPRO techs use Ozone generators to combat hard-to-neutralize odors, including protein smoke.  

These machines generate ozone (O3) or enriched oxygen gas, a powerful oxidizing agent. Ozone deodorization works best if the odor-causing molecules are organic (contain carbon as their base element). It also destroys the microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (mVOCs) produced by bacteria and other microbes. Once ozone combines with the odor-causing molecule, it decomposes back to oxygen, and hence there are no harmful byproducts formed with this method. 

However, it is important to note that SERVPRO techs would need to evacuate your home of all forms of life before using this method. Ozone is not effective in deodorizing inorganic odors, and it can degrade natural latex rubber.

SERVPRO adheres to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Agency) guidelines while using ozone generators. Our technicians undergo extensive training in the safe use of these generators.  

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000; our experts are available 24/7 for consultation.

Can Homeowners Count on Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Randolph for Cleaning Hardwood Furniture?

8/22/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the cabinets Did fire damage affect your historic home? Team SERVPRO can help with fire damage remediation services. We are standing by 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Restorers Work Diligently to Bring Randolph Hardwood Trim and Furnishings Back to Pre-Loss Condition After a Household Fire

Older and historic homes in Randoph suffering fire damage present heartbreaking issues if smoke, soot, charring, and heat affect hardwood fixtures and furnishings. Although certified and trained restorers can clean and deodorize some hardwood fire damage, success depends on the hardwood’s finish and the extent of the harm.

How Does the Type of Finish Impact the Chance of Hardwood Restoration in Randolph?

Perhaps the most common hardwood “finish” encountered by SERVPRO technicians is no finish at all. We find unfinished wood in cabinet interiors and drawers and on the underside, backs, and furniture tops. Woodwork is unfinished on the side flat against walls. Unfinished wood is:

  • Porous
  • Absorbs smoke residues, odors, and moisture
  • Best suited for dry cleaning methods -- dusting, brushing, dry sponging
  • Denatured alcohol can work if other efforts cannot 

Are Some Types of Fire Damage to Finished Hardwood in Randolph Impossible to Restore?

If the fire damage is extreme, SERVPRO technicians might need to resort to refinishing. We look at the following to decide whether cleaning and restoration can proceed:

  • Blistering -- if the hardwood was so close to the heat that the fire blistered or scorched the original finish, it might need removal and reapplication.
  • Staining -- light and ashy soot bushes off. Sticky soot from combusted plastic, rubber, or protein-based soot from a kitchen fire can stain and require refinishing.

What Are Effective Strategies for Fire Damaged Finished Hardwoods in Randolph?

  • When the soot level is moderate and adhered, a low alkali wet cleaner sprayed and wiped can give good results. Mild oil-based detergents can also work, wiped with the wood grain.
  • Heavier residues can respond to a semi-refinishing method. Careful application of a slightly abrasive wood cleaning paste removes a thin layer of soot with the assistance of extra-fine steel wool. This method can also solve watermark problems on the finish common after a fire extinguishes with water.

Place your trust in the skilled fire damage restorers of SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County after a residential blaze affects treasured hardwood furniture or woodwork. Call (973) 895-5000 to explore your options.

Expert Fire Damage Restoration Ensures Best Results in Randolph

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Fast fire damage remediation services are necessary after a fire. Contact team SERVPRO right away. We are standing by 24/7 for your call.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Randolph Home to Begin Fire Damage Restoration Efforts, fast – Call us 24/7!

Stains, odors, and charred debris may be everywhere when you have a fire in your Randolph property. However, SERVPRO has trained IICRC-certified technicians to identify the soot deposits so that we can select the best methods and equipment to get the job done right the first time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster so that we can give you peace of mind while taking the stress and hassle out of house fire clean up.

When enlisting our help for fire damage restoration in Randolph, some of the steps we take include:

  • Identification of odorous elements to determine best practices for restoration or replacement. Fire leaves soot and smoke particles that permeate your interior and materials that often make it difficult to remove without specialized measures. 
  • Analyzation and restoration of greasy, wet, or dry smoke deposits. We feature a broad assortment of cleaning agents, including acidic, oil-based, and alkaline treatments that allow us to return your fire damaged home back to preloss condition faster.
  • We work to restore items or materials rather than replace whenever possible to save time and money. We determine which items should get replaced or those that can get restored using our tried and true methods.

Call (973) 895-5000 if you want to talk with us about fire damage restoration and help with smoke damage. Our crew at SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is available to address your emergency call 24 hours a day.

Why Team SERVPRO Uses Advanced Cleaning Techniques During Randolph Fire Damage Remediation

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from under door; blaze seen under door Smoke and soot from a small fire can damage all parts of your home. Call SERVPRO to restore the damage.

How Thorough Cleanup Helps After Fire Damage

An incident involving fire can have long-term ramifications for your property if not appropriately managed. Among the issues that can cause long-term problems are the charred debris and residues left by the blaze. We offer professional cleanup and restoration services that help eliminate foul odors, staining, corrosion, and other forms of deterioration on surfaces.

After fire damage in Randolph, cleaning up a property takes several steps, including cleaning up contents and removing residues through manual and chemical means. Our SERVPRO technicians separate items into three categories depending on the level of damage. We set aside unsalvageable items for disposal and take questionable items offsite for cleaning. We also clean salvageable contents on-site if necessary. Such separation helps fast-track the restoration process.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

Some aspects of the fire, such as extreme heat, make it harder to remove residues because heat opens up pores on surfaces allowing deeper penetration of residues. The age of the materials in the affected areas also matters because older materials might be more porous. Deeper penetration of residues can lead to long-term odor problems or faster deterioration of finishes applied on surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their Fire and Smoke Remediation training to identify residues and capture them. We use air and fluids through vacuuming and dissolving processes to remove soils from affected areas.

You may consider throwing away all charred building materials. However, through restorative cleaning processes, it is possible to save some items. By retaining more items, you can reduce the overall cost of restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced restorative cleaning approaches to fix slightly charred materials or areas heavily soiled. Among the methods we rely on include peroxide-active cleaning, which cleans acoustic porous and non-porous materials such as ceilings. We also use soda blasting, which helps remove soils without ruining the underlying materials.

To effectively deal with the effects of fire damage, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to help you clean up. You can reach us at (973) 895-5000 any time.

What Happens After Extinguishing a Fire in Randolph?

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

yellow tape around a fire damaged house Was your property affected by a fire? Don’t panic! Contact SERVPRO for help with remediation during this time.

When You Need Fire Cleanup and Restoration Call SERVPRO

Randolph has been an incorporated township for over 200 years. Its history goes farther than that, to include a role in the American Revolutionary War, a place for early Quaker settlers, and as the home for Native Americans for hundreds of years previously.

The Original People

The Lenni Lenape were long-time inhabitants of this area before the first Europeans arrived. The “Original People”, as it translates into English, were present for 10,000 years before the first pioneer landowners arrived. The Lenni Lenape for many generations mediated conflicts between other Native Tribes and Nations. Early Europeans noted these skills and the very gracious hospitality given to every visitor to the Lenni Lenape Nation.

Pioneers and Patriots

One of those early pioneers was Hartshorne Fitz-Randolph. He purchased 1,000 acres that, in 1753, would make up a significant portion of the township in the Mine Hill, that name used since New Jersey’s first iron mine opened here in 1713. The mine, and others that followed, built up the local economy and also served as both a source of raw materials and a supply depot for George Washington’s Army when it was encamped in Jockey Hollow for the winter of 1779-1780.

Fifty-three years later, the town would incorporate with Fitz-Randolph serving as the namesake. Portions of Mendham Township were included as part of its borders when the state legislature gave its approval on January 1st, 1806. Over the next 150 years, portions of Randolph were taken to create other townships such as Port Oram (now Wharton) in 1895, Mine Hill in 1923, and Victory Gardens in 1951.

Vacation Hot Spot

It was in the 1950s that Randolph became a popular vacation spot. The hotels and bungalows that quickly sprang up around our area were headlined by Frank Sinatra and the other top performers of that era. The Saltz Hotel also became a highly desired training facility and premiere boxing venue for Rocky Marciano, Max Baer, James J. Braddock, and Floyd Patterson.

Some of Randolph’s current celebrities include actors, athletes, coaches, dancers, and more:

  • Emily Chang, actress on The Vampire Diaries and The Bold Type
  • Antonio Cromartie, player for the New York Jets
  • Mike Groh, Wide Receiver Coach for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jennifer Jones, dancer, actress, and the first African-American Radio City Music Hall Rockette
  • Chris Pennie, drummer for The Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed and Cambria 

Restoring Randolph After a Fire

Regardless if it is a historic hotel, a mining office, or a private residence, damage from fire needs to be cleaned or removed as quickly as possible. At SERVPRO, our response teams train extensively to perform the key tasks needed to return each structure to clean condition, safe for occupation again.

  • Immediate removal and disposal of physically damaged property
  • Establish containment where possible to prevent residues and debris from spreading to unaffected parts of the structure
  • Introduction of fans to reduce odors
  • Spray cleaning and deodorization agents to remove the fire residues from salvageable personal and structural property

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County today at (973) 895-5000 to begin fire restoration on your home. We are here for you.

What is Used to Handle Fire Damage?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

smoke entering room from below door It doesn't take a large fire to cause a lot of damage. Smoke and soot travel throughout the home. SERVPRO can restore your fire damage.

Your Randolph Interior Gets Back to Normal Fast After Fire Damage with the Techniques SERVPRO Uses

There are many critical working parts during the cleanup process after a housefire. If you had a fire in your Randolph home, calling in the help of skilled technicians gets you the results you deserve.

Calling SERVPRO for fire damage in Randolph ensures you have the results you need to bring your home back to preloss condition. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and come equipped with various smoke odor removal tools, including:

  • HEPA Filtration –High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestor (HEPA) filters work to scrub the air, effectively removing roughly 99.97% of particles.
  • Thermal Fogging –Creates a fog of specialized deodorizer that permeates various materials, pulling out odor-causing particulates.
  • Hydroxyl Generators –These machines work by producing hydroxyl radicals that help break apart odor-causing molecules.
  • Sealants –Various paints and sealants may get used to help encapsulate any malodors on structural surfaces while also blocking severe stains/discoloration.

You can count on SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County to select the best methods and equipment for your fire damage project. When we get done, your home will look, "Like it never even happened." Call us whenever you need us at (973) 895-5000.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Festival of Trees in Mendham

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Closeup of holiday lights We look forward to seeing you at the Festival of Trees!

Senior Resource Center Benefits from Your Participation 

Take some time away from the holidays' hustle and bustle to appreciate the season as it was meant to be enjoyed. Meet your family and friends for an afternoon and evening of joyous celebration, all meant to promote and support a good cause. Proceeds from the sales of tickets to the event and portions of profits for the tabletop and floor trees benefit the local Senior Resource Center. 

This event happens daily from December 5th, 2020, through December 12th, 2020. The times where the venue is open and accessible varies based on the date you choose, so consult the website for the Senior Resource Center of New Jersey for specific information, restrictions, and safety precautions necessary to keep you and others safe for the gathering. 

From an overloaded circuit with your holiday displays to the cookies you forgot were in the oven, fire damage for Mendham homes can happen in many ways. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team help make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (973) 895-5000.

How Do Fire Restoration Services Help Homeowners?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters fighting a fire in a home. A fire in your home brings multiple after-effects once the fire is put out. Let SERVPRO help your Mendham home.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Technicians Reduce Losses, Claim Expense, and Disruption for Mendham Homeowners After a Property Fire.

What are the most urgent things to do after a fire?

A loss site in your Mendham home requires immediate action. After evacuating the property, you should contact the fire service and your insurer. Arranging for a restoration service from the local area can help to reduce harm to your property. Our priority at your property is to secure it and create a safe workspace. We can protect the property by boarding up broken windows or doors, supplying or returning power for equipment, checking the structure's sound, and providing lighting for the affected area. Fire loss sites need specialist subcontractors while cleaning, drying, and deodorization by fire technicians. Providing the necessary tools and equipment to enter the loss site and mitigate early can make a massive difference to a restoration project's success. 

Why is water mitigation significant for fire restoration?

Rescuing a property from fire damage in Mendham frequently involves some water mitigation experience and expertise. Firefighters mitigate losses by using water to extinguish combusting materials and regain control of the property. While these steps are necessary, they can inadvertently cause further harm to contents and building materials; especially when extensive smoke soiling or soots are involved. Failure to deal with water exposure effectively increases the chances of smoke soil bonding and odor and secondary harms such as mold growth. SERVPRO has expertise in both fire and water restoration. 

What kinds of water mitigation are involved in a fire loss site?

  • If sprinklers activate as a result of fire, removing textiles, documents, books, and porous items to a clean room for drying is essential.
  • Drying floors and replacing wet carpets or pads, blocking furniture and propping up cushions for even drying
  • Applying a temperature of 72 degrees or higher and set up air movers and dehumidifiers

Are additional services, like drying, recorded during fire restoration?

Our crew chiefs can inventory and document the full restoration process in your home. Your initial notification of loss is the first record of fire loss. As the work process occurs, any action is digitally stored, which can help improve restoration by allowing production technicians and crew chiefs to revisit specific areas and update positive or negative outcomes. A document like this is crucial to maintaining a coordinated effort for returning your property to its preloss condition. An additional benefit of inventorying throughout the service is that details can be reviewed by technicians, an insurance adjuster, and the homeowner effortlessly. Many of these details can be used to produce your estimate and final claims report.

What are the forms required for fire restoration initially?

  • Customer information form- fire damage. This form provides details of your property address and a brief description of damages.
  • Notice of Loss is essential to begin the restoration process because it allows us to plan based on the extent of harm. This form is vital to securing the correct equipment and the right number of production technicians for the loss site.
  • Fire Damage initial inspection report. A crew chief completes this on-site while inspecting the property. Any unique requirements are recorded here, and this can form a basis for a restoration estimate.

Is it safe to remain in a home with fire damages?

We use several strategies to make sure your home is safe if you are to remain in the property during restoration. Some of these can be to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. SERVPRO crew chiefs encourage homeowners to point out essential clothing to dry-clean and return to you as quickly as possible. Equally, actual used rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens are restored first to help you resume your everyday life with minimum disruption. Deodorization and air-filtration can help bring malodors under control to provide extra comfort. Our production technicians can guide you on what is safe to use and what areas to avoid in ongoing communications to reduce the disruption associated with fire losses. 

What do technicians do when restoring fire losses during the winter months?

  • Restoring heat to the property using furnaces, boiler repair, or generators to prevent pipes from freezing. If it is not possible to restore power, we can shut off the ability to reduce the chances of burst mains and water intrusion.
  • Filling toilets and drainage sites with antifreeze to reduce the likelihood of blockages or pressure-related backups
  • Inspecting appliances for safety as a priority and, where possible, removing contaminated foods from the area.

Our services are designed to ease the emotional burden and disruption of a house fire. Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (862) 278-8756.

What Information Is Good To Have When Planning To Restore Fire-Damaged Upholstery?

8/15/2020 (Permalink)

cab of a fire truck SERVPRO Cleans the Fire Truck Upholstery along with Yours at Home in Randolph

SERVPRO Helps Whenever Unique Fire Damage Restoration Needs Arise in Randolph Properties

As a fire ravages your property, upholstery items are among the most vulnerable valuables likely to sustain significant damages. If the damages are salvageable, you need to know the right steps to take to restore the items to their preloss state. SERVPRO offers professional restoration of damaged upholstery in Randolph homes.

What ruins upholstery items during home fires?

Fire damage restoration in Randolph properties can run smoother when you understand some crucial details, such as how various damages develop. Over the years, our SERVPRO technicians have identified some common sources of damages in upholstery items, including:

  • Exposure of items to heat or flames
  • Splashing of water or firefighting chemicals on the items
  • Soot and other residues accumulating on item surfaces
  • Dyes running leading to stains

Damage from heat or flames is more likely to be permanent since it changes the physical attributes of the affected material. For instance, deep charring, melting, shrinking, or dripping are some of the irreversible changes that can happen when extreme heat interacts with upholstery materials.

Other problems such as soot deposit, dyes running and interaction with firefighting chemicals may be reversed depending on the extent of damage, or the type of response mounted. Our SERVPRO technicians can help with most of the issues since they receive advanced training and IICRC certification in upholstery and fabric cleaning.

How easy is it to restore salvageable upholstery items to preloss state?

Restoration may involve cleaning, resurfacing, or other processes. If the only issue you identify is soiling, cleaning can help restore them to the preloss state. The main factors that influence the steps you need to take include:

  • The level of soiling
  • Kind of fiber that makes up the fabric
  • Type of fabric weave

As the smoke spreads around a property, soot and other residues accumulate on the surfaces of upholstery items. Some of the residues also penetrate beyond the surface of the material, thus increasing the level of soiling. Soils can also vary in physical traits and may be classified as dry, wet, or even oily, depending on the properties they exhibit. 

What determines the level of soiling on upholstery items after a fire?

  • Types of materials the fire burns
  • The intensity of the fire
  • The procedures used to quell the fire

Some of the byproducts of a fire, including soot and smoke, are generated by incomplete combustion of materials. Therefore, fires that burn less intensely are likely to leave your items with heavier soiling. Such fires are also responsible for wet smoke, complicating the soiling further.

Soiling can also depend on the type of materials affected by the fire. Natural materials like wood burn easily, leaving minimal residues. Such materials also produce dry smoke that settles on surfaces, which, unlike wet smoke, is easier to remove using mechanical procedures such as wiping or vacuuming the affected surface.

How does the type of fabric weave affect the cleaning process?

There are several categories of woven fabrics used in upholstery items, including:

  • Basket weave
  • Plain weave
  • Satin weave
  • Twill weave
  • Pile weave

Our SERVPRO technicians identify the type of weave before starting cleaning procedures. Some categories, such as plain, twill, and basket weaves, can withstand aggressive cleaning procedures during restoration without sustaining damages. A satin weave, on the other hand, has low abrasion resistance and strength, thus requiring gentler cleaning approaches.

Another issue with fabrics is the changes that cleaning procedures might introduce. Some fabrics are prone to shrinking, cellulose browning and color bleeding, among other issues. Such problems can worsen the damage from the fire or create new problems.

How does SERVPRO overcome the challenges when cleaning upholstery?

Our technicians are highly trained in handling upholstery items. One area covered by such training is proper testing of the materials we intend to restore. Performing tests on small patches of the material before we embark on cleaning, or other restorative steps, helps us confirm whether issues such as dyes bleeding, shrinking, or browning are likely to occur.

We have specialized upholstery-cleaning machines that help fine-tune the cleaning process by regulating the application of cleaning agents, the amount of heat used and ensure thorough rinsing. We also regulate the drying process to prevent problems that can develop due to extended exposure to moisture. Placing the items in a well-ventilated area or using air movers to improve the drying process eliminates problems like browning.

Saving your precious upholstery items after a fire has several advantages. SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County can help you in many ways to achieve this objective. Call us at (973) 895-5000. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can Simplify Fire Restoration In My Randolph Home?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

damaged building roof from burning fire Contact the professionals immediately when facing fire damage in your home. Team SERVPRO will assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Helps Organize the Restoration Process Guaranteeing Better or Faster Outcomes

After a fire affects your home, restoration is necessary to make it safe or comfortable for occupation. Based on the severity of the fire, the restoration process in your Randolph home can be challenging or take time to complete. Finding ways to simplify the exercise is, therefore, essential. Alternatively, you can also involve a team of professionals such as SERVPRO to help with the restoration.

What is unique about fire restoration done by professionals in Randolph? 

Although professionals rely on sophisticated fire restoration methods in Randolph, there are many simple things they do that help complete the process conveniently. They include:

  • Deeper understanding and choice of cleaning products
  • Appropriate use of cleaning methods 
  • Preventing secondary problems
  • Testing before starting the restoration 

A significant chunk of the restoration work in Randolph, after a fire incident, involves cleaning surfaces and contents to remove soot, tar, and other smoke residues. Apart from covering vast areas of your property, the soils may adhere to some materials making the removal process challenging. One approach that simplifies cleanup is using products that counter the physical traits of the soil. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on concepts such as "like dissolves like" to choose the right cleaning product.

"Like dissolves like," how does that help?

The soils left on surfaces and materials may have different shades of color ranging from yellow, grey, brown, or black. However, the differences go beyond the visual representation because the soils can be:

  • Hydrophilic 
  • Hydrophobic 
  • Lipophilic 
  • Lipophobic 

Hydrophilic residues readily dissolve in water, while lipophilic ones require oil-based cleaning products. Hydrophobic and lipophobic soils do not dissolve in water or oil-based cleaning products, respectively. Our SERVPRO technicians perform some tests at the loss area, establishing the qualities of the soils that we need to remove, thus ensuring the cleaning products we pick work faster.

Which tests help ease the restoration of fire-damaged valuables? 

Tests that help differentiate residue types and identify the physical traits of the affected materials are necessary to establish whether restoration is possible as well as the best approaches to execute such renovation. Tests can vary from something as easy as running a cleaning sponge along wall surfaces to establish residue spread patterns, to other sophisticated tests that established the type of material or level of deterioration. When restoring upholstery items and carpet, such tests are crucial because apart from helping ease the restoration process, they also prevent the problem from worsening. Some typical tests include: 

  • Fiber type test 
  • Colorfastness test
  • Level of soiling test
  • Stain resistance test

Does the choice of a cleaning method interfere with the restoration process?

Even after identifying the soils, and the physical traits of the materials they affect, choosing the wrong cleaning procedure can lead to challenges. One aspect of restorative cleaning is the agitation of soiled surfaces or materials. Several methods of agitation can help remove soils, including the use of wiping cloths, brushes, air pressure, and water pressure.  For loose soils on porous materials, our technicians use air pressure agitation, such as contact vacuuming, which ensures that the residues do not penetrate deeper into the material. For items that require immersion, we can use sophisticated forms of agitation such as ultrasonic cleaning, which utilizes sound waves to create and implode millions of bubbles, which remove soils conveniently. 

Sometimes the processes meant to restore affected materials can cause additional damages or even ruin the item permanently. When cleaning carpets or upholstery, there is a possibility of water stains forming due to over-wetting or drying the materials slowly.  To control stains from over-wetting, our technicians use peroxide water stain removers to reverse the damage. Slow drying is rarely a problem since we manage the drying process by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers close to the wet items to expedite drying.

Can decluttering help improve the restoration process?

In most cases, properties are disorganized or full of clutter after fire damage, which can delay the restoration processes. Removing some materials helps create room to maneuver. Our SERVPRO technicians can help move your contents to an offsite facility for storage or specialized cleaning, which helps declutter the loss site and safeguard your valuables. 

We use different approaches to make such move-outs convenient, including packing items by room and separating wet and dry items. Such precautions also help improve the outcome of the restoration process. For instance, we can prevent damage transfer by separating wet and dry items. Packing items from the same areas also helps in locating items with similar damage when cleaning up or performing other restoration processes.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County has various resources that can help in the restoration of fire-damaged properties in Mendham, Mendham Boro, and Chester. Call us at (973) 895-5000. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Get Rid of Smoke Odors Inside My Home after a Fire?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

plug on fire in outlet Don't let a fire put you out of your home in Randolph. The odor can be eliminated by SERVPRO and their specialized techniques.

SERVPRO Can Use a Variety of Specialized Tools and Techniques to Deodorize your House in Randolph

When an inferno ignites inside your Randolph structure, partially combusted particles in the form of smoke get released into the air. The smoke can then flow through the entire building and cause several different problems. Smoke can leave behind soot residues, and it can penetrate deeply into porous materials and cause burnt odors to exist.

What are the initial steps you take when deodorizing my house after a fire?

The first step our SERVPRO technicians always take when starting fire damage restoration in Randolph is to secure the structure and make sure that it is safe for our workers and your house's occupants. Next, we can remove all burnt materials and any debris leftover from the blaze. Then, we can clean all of the soot residues off of any of your surfaces that got affected.

What steps do you take if foul odors still exist after you clean all soot residues?

• Pressure Sprayers- We can use a pump or an electric spray to spray deodorants in affected areas.
• Ventilation Equipment- We can set up large box fans that can push air out to ventilate areas where foul smells exist.
• Air Scrubbers- These machines work well to clean the air by sucking it past a high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter that can trap small malodor particles.
• Ozone Generator- Ozone generation works well to oxidize and neutralize malodor particles.
• Photocatalytic Oxidizer- Photocatalytic lamps shine ultraviolet (UV) rays on a titanium dioxide surface to produce hydroxyl radicals that oxidize and break down malodor particles.
• ULV Foggers- Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) foggers break down water-based deodorants into a mist that can penetrate items similarly to the way smoke does.
• Thermal Foggers- Thermal foggers use mainly oil-based deodorants, and the machine breaks them down even smaller than a ULV fogger does.

If you notice burnt aromas after you suffer from even a small fire in your home in Mendham Boro or Roxbury, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000.

Fire Damage Randolph – Secondary Damage

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Two firefighters on a ladder trying to put out a fire in a second story window.  A fire damage in your Randolph home can be devastating, as well as prolonging professional assistance. Call SERVPRO today.

Don’t stall when it comes to your Randolph fire damage, there is so much that needs to be done.

Many fires start accidentally from careless smoking, poor disposal of flammable material, and even electrical systems that short circuit. There are a variety of reasons, however often, the damage done by a fire is secondary to the damage caused by the fire department putting the fire out and protecting other buildings nearby.

SERVPRO cleans and repairs homes with fire damage in Randolph and the surrounding area. We have operated in the area for over eighteen years, gaining a wealth of experience in the process. We are available on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week basis. Our fully stocked trucks have everything we need to clean, repair, and reconstruct your home after a fire.

Water and Fire Damage

Once the fire is out, SERVPRO can evaluate the damage caused by the fire as well as the damage caused by the actions of the fire department to put it out. Often, firefighters have to spray water into ceilings, break walls to access hot spots, and ensure that there is no potential for the fire to restart. Ceiling insulation is wet, the drywall is wet, and carpeting must be replaced due to the water and smoke damage.

Electrical systems and plumbing systems may have been damaged by the fire or by the fire department. Although items such as kitchen cupboards may not appear to be damaged, everything must be wiped down and cleaned to remove soot and smoke residue. The cupboards may need to be removed to enable the replacement of the waterlogged drywall behind them.

While the damage may seem overwhelming at first, our SERVPRO team can develop a plan to remove all of the damaged material, save those items that can be recovered and cleaned, and begin the process of restoring your home to its original condition. We also offer full-service build back and reconstruction services, which reduces the total cost of recovery, and shortens project time as well. Our contractor license: General: 13VH06013000 covers all of the professional subcontractors needed to repair your home.

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at (973) 895-5000 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mount Olive, Long Valley, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Professionals Remove Fire Damage in Randolph

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

smoke damage on wall by stove Smoke and soot damage are hard to remove. Call us today to restore your fire damaged home.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Randolph Gets Results 

Homeowners often feel that they can take on fire damage restoration on their own if the house fire seems minuscule. However, even when there is very little charring, and it seems like the damage is minimal, there can be a lot of leftover soot and residue. SERVPRO wants you to know that even the slightest bit of leftover residue brings on lingering foul odors. 

When it comes to the fallout of fire damage in Randolph, working with the professionals ensures you get results fast. Trying to do it yourself with over the counter cleaning agents opens up the possibility for hidden moisture or pesky odors as a constant reminder of the fire. Any moisture left behind can cause costly damages and mold or mildew that multiplies. Once this happens, you and your family face with potential health hazards. 

SERVPRO technicians can help you address these common issues after a fire loss

Hidden Moisture 

Every household has a certain amount of mold spores that remain dormant unless germination takes place. Once you have materials soaked in water from extinguishing a fire, improper drying created a breeding ground for mold spores, which spread at a rapid rate in a short time. We have highly-trained fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO who come armed with specialized equipment to detect hidden moisture throughout the home. If there is water under the flooring or behind your walls, we find it and ensure everything is appropriately dried. After drying, the team applies anti-microbial solutions that help to inhibit further mold growth. 

Lingering Foul Odors 

Fire leaves behind soot particles that become airborne and may not be visible to the naked eye. Once this happens without proper cleaning practices, fouls odors are left behind. A SERVPRO team deployed to your home works using a multi-layer approach to remedy lingering foul odors left behind from smoke with the help of air scrubbers and thermal fogging technology. Should the situation call for it, we can also clean out the ductwork throughout your home to quell any residual smoke odors. 

When you have suffered fire damage, rest assured knowing that SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is here to help. Contact us at (973) 895-5000, and we can send out a team of trained technicians as soon as possible to get started with the restoration process. 

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Our Fire Damage Experts In Mendham Boro Discuss Factors That Affect An Item's Cleanability

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Technicians In Mendham Boro Point Out Factors That Affect An Item's Cleanability

Whenever something ignites on or near your Mendham Boro residence, your property is at risk. Fire damage does not just include dealing with items that got burnt. Smoke, which is composed of partially combusted particles, can also cause its fair share of issues. Smoke can flow throughout your building and leave behind soot residues as well as penetrate some materials deeply, causing unpleasant aromas.

The soot left behind by smoke can become a large portion of the fire damage inside your Mendham Boro home in places that were not directly affected by the heat or the flames. Smoke first rises because it is hotter than the air inside your house. It then gets attracted to cooler surfaces, which make the partially combusted particles cool and adhere to the surfaces of your building materials and contents. After burnt materials get removed from your structure, our SERVPRO technicians then begin cleaning and removing the soils and the soot residues created by smoke coming from the blaze.

When cleaning the surfaces of your negatively affected possessions and structural components, our SERVPRO team uses the best techniques available by assessing how the fire burned. There are many factors that can affect how easily soot residues and soils can be removed. To start, the type of surface dictates how it can be cleaned. Porous surfaces can be harder to clean because smoke can deeply penetrate them.

The age of the surface also affects an item's cleanability. For the most part, older surfaces are harder to clean. This proves to be true when mitigating problems with carpet, fabrics, and paint.

The temperature of the fire also affects how easy soot residues left behind are to clean and remove. When surfaces get got the expand, which makes them more porous. Therefore, the hotter an item gets during the blaze, the harder it will be to clean the soot residues and the soils that remain.

If moisture is applied to extinguish the flames, then the affected surfaces can become harder to clean. Water can cause soils to soak deeper into materials, and it can help soot residues set.

Knowing the factors that change how easy an item is to clean can help the entire restoration project run more efficiently. To get your property assessed by the professionals after a fire, call SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County at  (973) 895-5000 24/7 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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