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What To Expect From Your Fire Restoration Company

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

What To Expect From Your Fire Restoration Company Need Fire, Smoke, or Soot Restoration Services in West Springfield & Newington? Call us at (703)440-4071!

Fire can occur unexpectedly and property owners like you must always be prepared to address this disaster immediately upon discovery. In fact, the quicker your response is, the better you can mitigate and salvage damages.

The fastest and most efficient way to accomplish this is by contacting an experienced fire restoration company near you.

Should Your Fire Restoration Company Be On Call?

Since fire can happen at any time and can spread quickly, your fire restoration company should always be on call. In fact, they must be able to respond to your distress call promptly so they can initiate the proper procedures including assessment of fire damages, securing the property as well as starting water mitigation activities.

A Reliable Fire Restoration Partner

If you have found a trusted fire restoration company, maintaining open communication is to be expected to update you on the progress of the procedures, restoration, and repairs. The best fire restoration experts offer more than just fire restoration and can cater to other cleaning and restoration services as well.

What’s more, most restoration companies also assist in the fire insurance claims to help you be informed of what the insurance can cover on the repairs that will follow. Consequently, whatever repairs that will not be covered are expected to be disclosed to you.

All in all, having an on-call restoration company that can help you with various repairs and cleaning services is an excellent move, especially if you have a business. To avail of expert services of a professional fire restoration company like SERVPRO, give us a call now.

Fire Damage Restoration Process West Springfield - Overall Property Protection

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

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In addition to the basic fire damage restoration process West Springfield, there are other services to restore your property. That’s why it is best to choose a one-stop service provider that offers all the important solutions. Take note that not all companies are the same when it comes to clean-up and restoration.

Fire Damage Restoration Process West Springfield

Check out the additional services that you can avail from a cleanup and restoration company:

  • Board-ups - This important service may depend on the extent of damage to the property. In some cases, boarding up or securing the openings is a no-brainer. The process includes securing doors, windows, and other openings with durable and sturdy materials to prevent water and burglar intrusions.
  • Electronics Cleaning - Cleaning electronics can prevent irreparable damage especially when smoke residues tend to corrode metal surfaces. Residues have acids, which make this happen. Thus, cleaning the residue is essential to avoid corrosion and electronic failure.
  • Move-outs - restoration and cleanup companies also provide move-out services. This is for situations when contents must be relocated to prevent further damage. The fire damage restoration process West Springfield involves the items carefully transferred to a different location, away from the structure that needs cleaning, restoring, and deodorizing.

There are other additional services on top of the basic fire damage restoration process West Springfield. This may include inventory, artwork cleaning and restoration, and other services depending on the damage extent. Consult with our experts at SERVPRO to know more about our services today!

Fire Damage Service West Springfield - Why Hire the Experts

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fire Damage Services Need Fire, Smoke, or Soot Restoration Services in West Springfield & Newington? Call us at (703)440-4071!

Residential and commercial property owners need some important services on their speed dial. For instance, make sure you can readily call the experts that offer fire damage service in West Springfield. Nobody wants to deal with fire problems but it helps if you have access to professional services. So, what exactly can you expect when you hire the pros?

About Fire Damage Service West Springfield

The process of fire damage restoration should be a comprehensive and quality one to get the best results. Hiring professionals in this field means you get a one-stop solution or package. Experienced teams provide an immediate and expert response to address related problems.

The SERVPRO fire damage service in West Springfield you get depends on the issue at hand. For instance, fire damage can be due to faulty wiring, wildfire, and so much more. Fast and immediate response to the problem limits the damage as well as prevents further disasters. Moreover, it could also reduce the cost of restoration or dealing with irreparable damages.

One of the best reasons why you need the best team for the job is that they are fully equipped to ensure quality output. Trusted and established service providers have advanced and strategically located equipment. They also have people with training and credentials as well as insured services.

Protect your home or business by getting a professional and proven fire damage service in West Springfield. You can find the right solutions in case you deal with fire-related dilemmas and the likes. Contact SERVPRO now for more information!

Additional Fire Services SERVPRO Provides

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crew cleaning fire damage on the ceiling Did your property recently suffer from fire damage? Then call SERVPRO of West Springfield & Newington ASAP at 703-440-4071 24/7!

Additional Fire Services SERVPRO Provides

Board-ups 

In some cases it may be important to secure openings to your home or structure using sturdy, durable materials designed to protect it from both weather intrusion and intrusion by outsiders. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals may perform the board-up themselves, or outside subcontractors may be utilized.

Inventory

Utilizing Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) technology, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals can generate comprehensive room-by-room inventories. Contents are categorized as salvageable, non-salvageable and questionable - allowing for easier contents settlement.

Move-Outs

If prolonged exposure to the loss event could cause additional damage to your contents, your contractor requests relocation of the contents, or the safety of your contents is a concern, a move-out may be recommended. In these situations, SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals are trained to properly inventory, move out and control the contents from the structure during the cleaning, restoration and deodorization process.

Electronics Cleaning 

Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces when moisture is also present. If the residues are not removed, corrosion can eat away at the metal casing and can ultimately cause electronic failure in the device. A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional can clean the outside casing correctly, as well as refer your equipment to a qualified electronics vendor.

Artwork

Artwork ranges from inexpensive framed pictures to extremely valuable fine art. Restoration of valuable art requires the use of a trained art restorer (known as a conservator), while less expensive art may not warrant these costly specialized services. A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will usually subcontract fine art restoration to a conservator. If desired, the SERVPRO® Franchise Professional may attempt to remove smoke residues and odors, after qualifying with the customer that such cleaning procedures may affect the visible appearance of the item.

SERVPRO Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/9/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO Technicians cleaning a ceiling Need Fire, Smoke or Soot Restoration Services in West Springfield & Newington? Call us at (703)440-4071!

SERVPRO Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration Services

Structural Cleaning:

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure. Depending on the amount of soot, your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, SERVPRO® will clean to “prepare for painting”. This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

Contents Cleaning:

All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more. Finally, SERVPRO® can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested.

Deodorization:

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. Ask your SERVPRO® Franchise Professional to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.

Why Choose SERVPRO for your Fire Damage Restoration?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO Technicians cleaning a ceiling SERVPRO of West Springfield & Newington is available 24/7 for any type of Fire Damage your property experiences, call us @ (703)440-4071!

Why Choose SERVPRO for your Fire Damage Restoration?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

When your West Springfield or Newington home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of West Springfield & Newington is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption.

The SERVPRO Step by Step Process to Fire Damage Restoration

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (703)440-4071!

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Process

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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The SERVPRO Fire Damage Process

ONE HOUR: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know help is on the way!

FOUR HOURS: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

DETAILED EXPLANATION: A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

EIGHT HOURS: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager. PRETESTING: A SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

CLEANING, RESTORATION & DEODORIZATION: SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

FINAL WALK-THROUGH: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

SERVPRO Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration Services

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration Services

Structural Cleaning:

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure. Depending on the amount of soot, your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, SERVPRO® will clean to “prepare for painting”. This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

Contents Cleaning:

All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more. Finally, SERVPRO® can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested.

Deodorization:

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. Ask your SERVPRO® Franchise Professional to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.