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Fire Damage In Your Charlotte Home

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Restoring Porch and Attic Fire Damage in a Charlotte Home

A fire that started on the porch of a house in Charlotte spread to the attic before the fire department controlled it. The homeowner was glad that the fire did not consume the entire property, but there was still the issue of damages to address. The arrival of SERVPRO green trucks was the first sign of reassurance.

The fire damage in the Charlotte home affected some of the exterior and interior areas since it started on the porch before spreading through the wall materials to interior areas.  Various challenges were apparent immediately we arrived at the site. For example, although many of the affected building materials could be salvaged, processes such as cleaning would be challenging because of the unfinished nature of their surfaces. It is harder to remove residues from rough surfaces, and the open pores allow deeper penetration of residues, complicating deodorization. Our SERVPRO crew brought a soda blaster to the loss site to help clean such materials.

Away from the building materials, the contents affected by the flames also posed a different kind of challenge because we had to sort them out to determine what was damaged completely, and what could be salvaged. With everything either charred or covered in soot, making the necessary distinctions was not that easy. Our SERVPRO team started the process by doing thorough sorting to establish salvageable, unsalvageable, and questionable items. We also liaised with the homeowner to establish items of value.

Away from the main sections damaged by the flames, other areas in the house required a general cleaning to remove smoke residues and bad odor. We expedited the process by using procedures such as cleaning with chemical sponges, which remove residues from surfaces without leaving smudges. We also mixed water-based deodorizers with the cleaning solutions to take care of deodorization during the cleaning process.

Trashcan fires and other ignitions outside the house can cause severe fire damage. Call SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County at (704) 596-9700 to help you deal with such damage. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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