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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Our Crew Is Here to Help After a Fire in Your Brookside Home

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

cord plugged into outlet; cord catching fire If you have fire damage, contact us today at (302) 733-7933 to find out more on what we can do for you.

Residential Fire Damage Restoration in Brookside

With the Blue Hens as neighbors, Brookside residents enjoy small-town and collegiate living. Life along I-95 still has many of the same drawbacks as living elsewhere regarding risks like floods and fires.

A short in a small appliance or the older wiring in some homes often causes fire damage in Brookside homes. Restoring those residences requires SERVPRO specialists to perform demolition and disposal, rebuilding where necessary, cleaning affected materials, and even what might be called the finishing touches.

Take a small, two-bedroom home a married, student couple might rent. Suppose the fire began in an electrical socket in the kitchen. The overall effects usually stay limited to the kitchen/dining area, with some smoke generated throughout the small residence. Here, our initial efforts in the kitchen start with demolition and disposal while other response team members in the rest of the home wipe down surfaces to remove smoke residues.

After demolition, technicians expand cleaning operations. Electrical fires usually burn cleanly, leaving dry, powdery residues for the most part. Team members use dry sponges to remove them and carefully wipe down everything from top to bottom. Where the layers are slightly thicker, they use a small amount of water or a mild cleaner to break them up for removal.

With cleaning finished, SERVPRO teams install new interior walls and ceilings to replace the damaged panels. If the fire burned long enough to scorch the wall or ceiling framing behind them, they sand down the burned layers to remove them and eliminate the odors they generate. If burned too deeply, they dispose of the sections and replace them with new wood.

Once the team completes rebuilding, technicians work with the owner and residents on making the structure a home again. They can paint or wallpaper, so it looks exactly as before, but if they have the option from the insurance company, they often upgrade to a nicer paint or another wallcovering.

At SERVPRO of Newark, we want to put all of our neighbors back into their homes as quickly as possible. If you have fire damage here or in North Star, Ogletown, or Pike Creek, contact us today at (302) 733-7933 to find out more on what we can do for you.

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