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The Conditions Impacting Fire Damage Recovery in Newark Homes

1/22/2024 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a washing machine, cabinets, with ashes and clothes on the laundry room floor of a home. If your Newark home has fire damage, call SERVPRO. We'll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Factors Affecting Fire Damage

Fires are the most dangerous natural disasters because they can cause long-lasting health problems and damage homes and businesses. The extent of the harm depends on factors like the amount of combustible material burned, the duration of the fire, how quickly it was extinguished, and any resulting water damage.

Our SERVPRO® team works to provide the most efficient recovery path for fire damage to Newark homes. Our rapid response for mitigation and containment can protect more of the structure from irreparable harm and shorten the total restoration time necessary.

The Type of Fire Damage Impacts Restoration Time 

It's important to know that fire damage can be classified into three distinct types:

Fires cause different types of damage. Flame damage melts and warps glass and plastic windows. Smoke damage occurs when a fire is smothered, allowing smoke to permeate between window panes and leaving residual deposits on surfaces. Both types of damage typically stay in the specific zones the fire reaches. Firefighting methods cause substance damage and can lead to moisture buildup, warping, discoloration, and mold growth if not dried quickly. Immediate action is crucial after a fire incident to prevent further damage.

Restoration by SERVPRO

The length of a fire restoration process depends on the extent of damage. It may take a week if the impact is not severe but longer if more of your home suffers damage. The project involves cleaning, restoring structural damage, and sometimes rebuilding. The process's time depends on the project's scope and other factors, even with the right restoration company.

Factors impacting restoration include:

  • How much damage did the fire cause in the affected area?
  • How were the supports and foundations affected?
  • How much water damage resulted from extinguishment?
  • How widespread is the smoke damage?

When you need fire damage recovery assistance, you can rely on the swift arrival and knowledgeable action of our SERVPRO of Newark team. Give us a call when disaster strikes at (302) 733-7933.

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