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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Restoration in Indianapolis Homes is a Crucial Service

5/4/2023 (Permalink)

Don't let fire damage go unchecked in your home. Call SERVPRO for help to avoid further damage.

How SERVPRO Performs Fire Restoration in Indianapolis

Besides burning structures, fires also produce smoke and soot. The water used to extinguish the fire also causes damage to the home. Fire damage restoration is usually a long process, much longer than either flood or water damage repair.

Fire damage restoration in Indianapolis homes involves dealing with the harm caused by the flames, water, soot, and smoke. Before restoration begins, our SERVPRO professionals assess the extent of the:

  • Flame damage
  • Smoke damage 
  • Soot damage
  • Water damage

Flames burn and destroy surfaces such as floors, roofs, ceilings, and walls. There are various types of smoke, including dry, wet, and fuel oil smoke. Unless addressed soon, the corrosive effect of smoke on metals begins immediately. The wet smoke that a smoldering fire produces has a strong smell and forms a thick coating on surfaces. 

On the other hand, soot attaches itself to surfaces.

Water damage hastens the growth of mold and damages drywall and wood, thus weakening the structure. After the assessment, our SERVPRO restorers take remediation steps. They include:

  • Fencing off the home.
  • Removing debris.
  • Sealing off areas of the property that the fire did not damage by the fire to stop further damage from mold, soot, or moisture.
  • Pumping out all standing water from the home.

The restoration team then identifies what is salvageable and removes it for restoration. Removing soot and smoke means cleaning every part of the structure. It could take weeks or even months. SERVPRO uses various products, tools, and equipment to clean the home. These include abrasive powders, liquid crème cleaners, sandpaper, steel wool, and compressed air or rotary blasting equipment. Abrasive powders offer various degrees of agitation based on the product. For instance, Liquid Crème Cleaners have a mild abrasive. 

Our SERVPRO team can also check metal surfaces for signs of corrosion to mitigate or remove it. Once through with the removals, we can deodorize your home to ensure that the smoke smell is gone. Our restoration team can also pressure-wash the exterior of the house. 

Call SERVPRO of Indianapolis South at (317) 784-3008 for effective fire restoration services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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