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What Causes Challenges During Fire Damage Restoration in Columbia Falls Properties?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Resolves Fire Damaged Related Problems in Columbia Falls

After putting out a fire at your Columbia Falls home, you should embark on restoration immediately. For the most part, restoration is a straightforward process that requires cleaning soiled areas and removing unsalvageable materials. However, some items can lead to confusion since they do not conform to the expected norms.

Every home requiring fire damage restoration in Columbia Falls has at least one type of item that presents an unusual set of challenges. SERVPRO has fully trained and highly experienced technicians who anticipate such problems and thus prepare the necessary resources to resolve them.

Restoration challenges are common when dealing with:

  • HVAC systems
  • Countertops and other stone surfaces
  • Various appliances

HVAC systems present many challenges, especially if the fire burns while the unit is operational. For instance, even when the fire does not damage the system, it can collect soot and other residues then recirculate them back into cleaned sections of the house. Inspection is necessary before deciding to clean the HVAC system to establish the types and concentration of residues in the system.

HVAC restoration after a fire involves:

  • Cleaning or replacing the filters
  • Vacuuming dust and soot from inlet plenum and outlets
  • Duct sealing sections where cleaning is impossible

Polished stone can be challenging to deal with after a fire incident. Although the flames may not burn such materials, deep stains can develop from the soot residues deposited on such surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians pre-clean countertops or other polished stone surfaces to prevent stains. In the case of appliances, the challenge arises because they are made of different materials. The covers, made from plastics, metal, or glass, are easy to clean. However, moisture can ruin internal components, so any cleaning effort must be applied carefully.

SERVPRO of Flathead County can help you deal with regular or challenging fire damage restoration. Call us at (406) 300-0435. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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