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Helping Reduce the Cost of Fire Restoration in Indianapolis

8/7/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room of a house with debris covering the floor and the studs of the wall exposed Dealing with fire damage can often be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 to quickly assess and start the remediation process in your home.

Fire Restoration of Furniture Greatly Cuts Costs

Fire restoration that includes as much of an Indianapolis area home’s contents reduces the cost of returning to normal to a fraction of what it would cost to replace everything. While the condition of some items and materials might require replacements, cleaning and repairing keep a check on total costs.

Property owners in Indianapolis facing fire restoration of their residence after a blaze already know the unexpected costs can impact every aspect of family life. SERVPRO technicians understand that our customers want an inexpensive recovery that concludes as quickly as possible. Costly items like hardwood furniture are often salvageable.

Restoring furniture does more than control costs, also. Furniture pieces help people keep memories alive of many memorable moments. Here are some ways we perform fire restoration of furniture for our customers:

  • Repairing and restoring finishes on wooden areas,
  • Strengthening warped areas of support structures, and
  • Cleaning upholstered cushions, armrests, and accent pieces.

When finishes of fine furniture get too close to a fire, the finish can separate from the wood and appear blistered or bubbled. We sand this off carefully and reapply a finish that matches the rest of the wood. Sanding happens after cleaning, so we rarely sand an entire item.

Areas underneath chairs and couches that provide structure and support do not receive staining and other finishes before being sold. This lack of treatment, which is normal, allows water from firefighters to seep into the wood. These areas can then become warped and twisted. We restore the structure by removing and replacing these struts and small beams or rapidly drying them within a brace.

Brushing, sponging, and vacuuming soot off upholstered areas helps keep the soot from settling in deeper and causing more damage. We also apply deodorizing scents that help diminish the malodors fires are known to produce.

SERVPRO of Indianapolis South’s emergency services line is (317) 784-3008, available 24/7, every day of the year. We can help make everything “Like it never even happened” for you and your family.

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