Would You Be Prepared For A Fire in Portage County.
There is no real way to be prepared, but a fire can strike. Being prepared will help reduce its devastating effects. The first few minutes following a fire are the most important; any inappropriate action or inaction at this stage can have far-reaching consequences.
When a fire occurs, notify the fire department, the police department, and the insurance company immediately. Next, call a disaster restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Portage County, to help prevent further damage. Because fire departments usually do not recommend specific disaster restoration professionals, a business should reference its contingency plan or contact its insurance company.
By evaluating the materials and surfaces affected, a disaster restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Portage County, can provide an understanding of the fire's chemistry and allow for a targeted, informed restoration effort. Even though each fire's chemistry differs, one of the most important things disaster restoration companies do immediately is wipe down the affected areas to avoid further damage. We use air scrubbers, which are highly filtered air machines, so soot particles will not recontaminate air and will limit redistribution of contaminated particles while restoration work continues. We pull all filters from the HVAC system, clean and recondition the system, and then install new filters.
A fire can involve well more than 100 chemical elements. A fire at a business is usually a complex fire, the result of incomplete combustion and fueled by synthetic materials, including those found in carpets, furniture, plumbing, and other equipment. Complex fires cause the most damage and leave the most waste, but disaster restoration professionals can professionally handle the cleanup and restoration.
We know how devastating a fire can be, but we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Portage County (330) 677-4483 to help get your home restored efficiently.