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How Long Does Fire Damage Repair Take?

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

A Fire Damaged Building Needs Many Repairs SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Team is Available 24/7. Call Us now.

If you've suffered fire damage in your home, you may be wondering how long it will take to repair the damage. While some minor repairs may be possible in a few days, major damage may take weeks or months. However, no fire damage repair can begin until the site has been cleared by the fire department. This process can take several days or weeks, depending on the jurisdiction. Here's what you need to know about fire damage repair.

First, securing the property is essential. This includes fencing off the perimeter and cleaning up any debris that may have been left behind. Additionally, you should seal off roofs and tarp them off to prevent cross-contamination. After the initial cleanup, you should seek assistance from a professional restoration service. They will work to restore the structure and contents to its pre-fire condition. Afterward, you should contact your insurance company to get the details of your coverage and schedule an estimate.

Typically, the process of fire damage restoration involves reconstruction of the home's structural elements and repairing or replacing damaged contents. Other services may include painting and installing new drywall. Some fire damage restoration companies offer full reconstruction services, while others provide only certain repairs. If you have extensive drywall damage, you may want to consider hiring a company that specializes in removing and storing all traces of smoke and soot. Regardless of the type of fire damage repair you need, Jenkins Restoration can help you rebuild your home or apartment back to its original condition.

After A Fire In Manhattan, We Are There To Help

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Near Me SERVPRO of Lower Eastside Manhattan is Available to Help Afer A Fire Damage

Suffering a loss from fire or smoke damage is never easy, but if your home or commercial property is in need of cleaning after a fire we are there to help. Our team of experienced project managers and technicians are available 24/7 to provide emergency cleaning services after a fire. We service all of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, & The Bronx when fire or smoke has damaged a residential or commercial property.

We provide all services that may be required after fire or smoke has damaged property including:

  • Soot/Ash Removal
  • Fire Damage Repair
  • Construction/Repair Services
  • Odor Removal
  • Airduct Cleaning
  • Packout & Storage Services

Our team is experienced in large scale commercial fire restoration. Your project manager will help to organize the jobsite so it is safe and, if possible, open in some capacity. If needed we will pack-up, store and clean items that may have been affected by the fire event. If there is damage beyond cleaning we provide construction services so we can replace damaged portions of property.

SERVPRO Can Help with Your Residential Fire Damage

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a beautiful lantern lit in the dark Candles can add both beauty and fragrance to rooms. Unattended candles can also cause fire damage to homes.

Candles can add both beauty and fragrance to rooms. Unattended candles can also cause fire damage to homes.

A homeowner needed assistance with fire damage in his daughter's room after leaving a candle burning and blowing a piece of newspaper into the flames. The fire was extinguished quickly by firefighters, but the smoke damage was widespread.

Remove Charred Items

The room that contained the candle's contents was too badly damaged to allow for cleaning, so it had to be taken out. The techs don't dispose of any items in the room without homeowner approval or an adjuster. This ensures property owners know the status of their restoration and SERVPRO® is within the insurance policy's coverage.

Testing Before Cleaning

Before attempting to remove smoke residues from a room, it is crucial that they are tested before any treatment can be applied. The amount of smoke residue depends on the temperature of your fire, as well as the items that have been burned, so both dry and moist smoke could be present in the same area.

Dry cleaning sponges are used by techs to gently remove dry smoke from walls and other painted surfaces. Wet smoke requires solvents to loosen its grip on surfaces.

Odor Control For The Bedroom

It is important to remove charred materials from the room. This will help to reduce fire odors. Hot air expands when a fire is lit, so it pushes the odorous smoke through porous objects. There are many ways to remove the scents, including thermal fogging.

Duct Inspection

Although the fire was contained to the bedroom of the daughter, the family also used the HVAC. The potential for soot to spread through the home via the conduit work was high. SERVPRO® technicians cleaned out the ducts to remove any lingering odors.

SERVPRO® returns properties damaged by fire to their preloss condition.

What To Do After A Fire Disaster?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Part of a house after a fire disaster Fire damage can cause emotional turmoil and make it difficult to see the work involved in restoring a home or business.

Fire damage can cause emotional turmoil and make it difficult to see the work involved in restoring a home or business. Your first call for fire damage restoration should be to your local SERVPRO.

Once the damage is done, we will quickly arrive at the scene to assess the situation and provide you with a quote for the restoration of your property. You will receive regular updates about the progress of the project that will allow you to understand the steps required to restore your property.

You can be sure that your property will be restored to its original condition by our professional contractors. Our 'Start to Finish' approach makes us an affordable choice for restoration projects of any size. Contact our office for more information.

Fire Restoration

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

fire inside the house Our team is always available to help you if you have a fire in your residential property.

It is difficult to restore a home or business after a small fire. Even a small cooking stove can cause serious damage to the surrounding area and leave a lingering stench. SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is a skilled disaster recovery team in the area. Our crew members have decades of experience and we train every member of our team to use proven techniques and properly manage drying equipment. We at SERVPRO, have access to the latest technology, equipment and methods, which are tested and backed by the most trusted disaster relief franchise in America. We hope you won't need our services but we are available to help you if you have a fire in your commercial or residential property.

Where Can I Find Quality New York City Fire Damage Remediation Services?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged home Smoke and soot damage done to your home by a fire is a sad story. Let SERVPRO help you with the remediation services from beggning to end.

SERVPRO Professionally Cleans Up & Restores New York City Fire Damage.

When your home suffers a fire, the effects are often substantial. These adverse effects could include everything from severely deteriorated air quality to the destruction of your residence’s interiors. 

Due to its population density, residential fires in New York City generally spread quickly and do considerable damage in a short time. These fires easily spread from house to house and from one condo to another. The fire and smoke damage caused by such events usually include:

  • Fouled air filled with harmful and odorous smoke particles
  • Contamination of HVAC systems with troublesome fire-related particles
  • Deposits of dry, oily, or baked-on residues on surfaces
  • Charring or the destruction of structural elements and household contents

Regardless of the destruction caused by a home fire, SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle it. We are experts at house fire cleanup, and our skilled technicians routinely perform fire damage restoration and smoke remediation work.

So, if your home ever experiences fire damage, call SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan at (917) 426-0629 for assistance.

What’s the Answer for Soot-Soiled Contents in New York City?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged town home Fire damage restoration is a top priority for SERVPRO. Their team of techs are trained and ready for any size job needed for your property.

Check out SERVPRO’s range of fire damage restoration strategies.  

A fire in your townhome or apartment in New York City is a challenge, but the damage to precious keepsakes and heirlooms can be heartbreaking. Safe and effective cleaning depends on professionals considering the materials involved and the type of residues needing removal. Replacement of contents with sentimental value is impossible, but when trained technicians take on the task, treasures can regain both form and function.

What Are Methods Pros Use to Clean Smoke and Soot Damaged Items?

Comprehensive fire damage restoration in New York City includes the possessions you care about the most. Often these things are delicate or hard to clean. SERVPRO uses interventions developed through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to ensure our approach is mindful and research-based. For example, we offer the following at our production facility:

  • Immersion “baths” or ultrasonic cleaning for heavily soiled knick-knacks with intricate details
  • Foam cleaning and containment in a small chamber for monitored drying and deodorization with air movers, dehumidifiers, and ozone or hydroxyl generators for upholstered furniture
  • Industrial-sized washers and dryers for clothing, window coverings, and rugs

The highly-qualified team at SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan can discuss the broad range of resources available for fire damage restoration. Call (917) 426-0629 for a prompt assessment.

SERVPRO Restores Property and Contents After Fire Damage in New York City

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

New York City Call the experts at SERVPRO when your New York City property is damaged by a fire.

Local New York City Property Owners Can Count on SERVPRO To Arrive Quickly, Every Time

Almost everyone knows the area around New York City was purchased from the indigenous people who inhabited that land, and then the incoming settlers developed the region over the years. Around the end of the 1800s, there were over 40 independent municipalities around the vicinity, and the result was chaos and the massive problem of no cooperation between communities. 

In 1898, the Charter of New York got drafted and joined the five boroughs: 

  • Brooklyn
  • Staten Island
  • Queens
  • The Bronx 
  • Manhattan 

This made New York the largest city in the United States. This combination of the boroughs brought a celebration one hundred years later with the largest fireworks display in history. The bringing together of the boroughs spurred on contests between the builders to see who could build the tallest skyscraper. Each time a structure got crowned as the tallest building in New York, another architect with a vision outdid the current record. This led to the design of numerous structures still standing today, including: 

  • Flatiron Building
  • Woolworth Building
  • Chrysler Building 

All designated as the tallest structure for a short time. By the end of 1902, New York was home to nearly 70 skyscrapers. In the present, the five tallest buildings in NYC are One World Trade Center at 1,766 feet, Park Avenue standing at 1,396 feet, the Empire State Building which tops out at 1,250 feet, the Bank of America Tower at 1200 feet, and Three World Trade Center at just over 1000 feet in height. 

Attention on Workers' and Women's Rights in New York City

The Industrial Age in New York City brought terrible working conditions, including low pay, extended working hours, and employers that could behave abusively towards workers without any type of reprisal. This lack of worker rights culminated in the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 

Poor practices in the factory of stacking up piles of fabrics led to the deaths of 150 women who were trapped after the owners locked them inside. This tragedy led to sweeping labor reforms after 20,000 female garment workers drew attention to the need for regulations after they marched on City Hall. 

Birth of the Age of Jazz and Organized in New York City

When Prohibition outlawed the sale of alcohol, the rise of bootlegging and speakeasies where liquor got sold illegally also gave rise to organized crime. Jazz kicked off strongly after the Great Migration from the South led to the Harlem Renaissance when the area became the hub of African American society and culture, bringing poetry, music, and an arts community that influences and inspires in the present. 

New York City During the Stock Market Crash

When the stock market crashed in 1929, the Great Depression lasted throughout the 1930s, and New York City changed to handle the crisis. The city saw its Central Park get filled with tent communities called "Hoovervilles" after the President, who was unwilling to help the needy who had nowhere else to go. 

Bringing New York City Out of the Depression

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia petitioned President Franklin Roosevelt to bring in relief money to rebuild New York City to greatness.  Areas such as Riverside Park and the Triborough Bridge are two of the New Deal projects that are still functioning today. 

Sunny Days and Hurricanes in New York City

The climate in New York City could be considered continental with cold winters, including snow and hot, muggy summers. The coldest average temperature in January is around 24 degrees Fahrenheit while the July summer temps average approximately 80 degrees with high humidity. An average of 25-inches of snowfall yearly during the winter.

Hurricanes and tropical storms occasionally hit the city, delivering high winds, flash floods, and other structural destruction. The most likely time for these events to occur is in August and September. Since record-keeping began 148 years ago, statistics show that the city can expect to get hit with one of these massive storms every four years on average. One of the most costly and deadly hurricanes to impact the area in recent history was Hurricane Sandy, which flooded the New York Subway System when the superstorm made landfall. With the significant number of tall buildings in the city, engineering and technology play a role in making the structures safe during storms containing high winds with advances built into the building's design such as wind dampers or only leaving floors open for the winds to pass through. 

How Can Fire Damage Odor Get Stopped From Spreading in New York City Homes?

After a fire occurs in a New York City residence, there may be little fire damage and a considerable amount of smoke odor to remove. Fortunately, the professionals at SERVPRO have the training and equipment to eradicate the odors that get left behind. 

The technicians undergo comprehensive training and have access to a large selection of equipment to remove smoke odors rather than merely cover them. 

Many specific actions need to take place to eliminate the scent of smoke in a home post-fire. Limiting the spread is one of the first actions the technicians perform, including: 

  • Putting up containment to stop the potential for cross-contamination
  • Use of air quality improvement measures such as using air scrubbers and negative air chambers during the restoration services
  • Removal of charred and damaged items with approval to diminish odors
  • The use of odor control equipment to eliminate pungent scents at the molecular level

The removal of smoke damage on surfaces also assists with limiting foul odors within homes. After performing tests on surfaces, the techs choose the type of cleaning with the best outcome based on their experience and training. The techs use proprietary formulas, some with solvents, to release the grip of thick, wet smoke as needed and restore both structure and contents through their professional cleaning methods. 

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan at (917) 423-6364 supports the local community assisting residents with any size fire damage mitigation. The techs are available 24/7 to make the home return to normal, "Like it never even happened."

Does a Fire Restoration Team Protect Personal Property After a Fire?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo against green background You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a fire takes place.

SERVPRO Can Help Clean and Restore Personal Belongings After a Fire in a Lower East Apartment.

Life in the Lower East Side is vibrant and intense, so when a fire erupts, leaving soot, ashes, and an acrid smell in every corner of your home, it is best to call a fire restoration team for a quick resolution. When time is valuable, using the right tools for the task can save you both time and money, and only a professional crew can provide that expertise.

SERVPRO leads in fire damage restoration in the Lower East Side, and we know how to work at the pace you expect when living in this area.  Once the fire source is under control, we enter your unit carefully, avoiding cross-contamination and getting to work quickly to prevent damage escalation. Thanks to our specialty drying solutions, you may feel relief when we explain how we can salvage items such as pictures and documents, despite the damage resulting from the fire and extinguishing actions.

Does SERVPRO also help with the smell of smoke after a fire?

Our staff is and trains with industry experts on all aspects of fire restoration, including eliminating the smell it leaves behind. We adhere to the best practices of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). In most cases, the scent permeates throughout the living quarters, independent of how far the flames were from spaces such as bedrooms and closets. In this area’s high-rise apartment and condo buildings, the circulation of smoke often negatively affects the adjacent and other level neighbors’ units. Your ventilation system plays a role in allowing smoke to travel and for the odor to settle ubiquitously through your home.  To address this nuisance, our SERVPRO team may resort to some of the following-

  • Hydroxyl generators to purify the air with chemical conversion of malodors
  • Air scrubbers to remove particles traveling through your home, outfitted with charcoal deodorizing filters
  • Foggers to apply neutralizing solutions on all surfaces
  • Air movers to port smoke-filled ambient air to the exterior with flexible ducts (negative air pressure)

SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan is here to help when you need us. Call us at (917) 423-6364 as soon as you detect the issue and let us provide an efficient response to your restoration needs. Our goal, like yours, is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

Why Do I Need Professional Cleaning After a Minor Fire in My Lower East Side Apartment Kitchen?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

house fire Turn to SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan for effective and efficient cleanup of fire damage, even if it seems minor -- you will be glad you did.

Smoke and Soot Residues Are Unlike Ordinary Household Soiling -- Let the Experts from SERVPRO Do a Proper Cleanup of Fire Damage on the Lower East Side to Prevent Lingering Coating, Staining, and Odors

The residues from an apartment fire are not like everyday dirt and grime. Instead of being tracked in from the outside, the result of spills, or settled dust that floats, fire residues result from the combustion of building materials and contents inside your Lower East Side apartment. One prevalent source of fire damage in a home is the protein-based coating from food and grease fires. The nearly transparent residue from a kitchen fire tenaciously adheres to surfaces, almost like a varnish. It represents the dehydrated remains of food and oils and is incredibly malodorous and hard to remove.

If I Cannot See the Fire Damage Residue, Do I Need to Clean It?
Fire damage in a Lower East Side Apartment is the disaster that just keeps giving -- giving trouble, that is. We all relate to the sensation of walking past neighbors’ doorways and noticing a cooking smell that does not dissipate. Even without an actual fire, food odors work their way into porous materials if not vented or managed. When you add the increased temperatures of a fire burning on a stovetop with oils and proteins heating above their smoking point, your space fills with the rancid compounds into which these ingredients break down. The transparency of the residues is irrelevant, and you need professional help to remove them.

How Are Protein-Based Residues Removed?
SERVPRO crews discern the types of soot and their cleaning solutions based on the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training they master. Protein-based soots respond to:

    •    Oil-based solvents
    •    Skillful use of agitation
    •    Use of abrasives, with both agitation and abrasive use and intensity increased carefully by certified technicians to ensure the affected surface can endure the cleaning
    •    The choice of thermal fogging or hydroxyl generation for malodor elimination the odor-bearing molecules require a chemical modification to lose the stench

Turn to SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan for effective and efficient cleanup of fire damage, even if it seems minor -- you will be glad you did. Call (917) 423-6364 to schedule an evaluation.

Can SERVPRO Fully Restore My Fire Damaged Home?

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

smoke filling a home and surrounding smoke detector Even a small fire causes a lot of smoke and soot damage. SERVPRO knows how to remediate the damage and restore your home.

Call SERVPRO for Professional Restoration of Your New York City Residence

No agency can eliminate every trace of fire damage. Still, in New York City, fire restoration by SERVPRO is done in a professional, thorough manner that leaves your residence in a clean, odor-free environment safe to live in once again. 

Where Do the Technicians Begin? 

Since most fire damage in New York City is from the residue smoke particles leave behind, our team members start with a set of cleaning principles designed to remove them as quickly as possible. 

  • Locate Residues – The team leader starts at the fire’s origin and determines where the smoke left residues throughout the residence.
  • Identify Residues – The various substances that burned leave multiple types of residues. Team members select the cleaning agents and methods that are most effective in removing them.
  • Identify Surfaces – The team leader should also be sure that the agents and methods they use are appropriate for the surface to be cleaned. For example, if a surface is already water-damaged, a technician may only be able to brush off any residues.
  • Capture & Remove Residues – If the residues are sticky or very thick, technicians may have to use a cleaning agent to break them up for removal by hand with a brush or with a vacuum.
  • Dispose of the Residues – Team members carefully contain and dispose of the residues and any waste they generate when cleaning the residence. 

What About My Neighbors; Will Your Actions Affect Them? 

SERVPRO technicians work hard to keep the amount of noise from our efforts to a minimum. We also take exceptional care not to spread any debris or soot particles during removal. Our teams understand that your neighbors, especially if they were not affected by the fire, do not want to deal with the restoration. 

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Lower East Side Manhattan can do for your home, call us at (917) 423-6364 today. 

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How Do You Keep Smoke and Soot from Infiltrating Other Units After a High-Rise Fire?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and fire damage on the ceiling and walling of a room. Fire, smoke, and soot can take over so quickly. Let SERVPRO put the damage to a halt.

SERVPRO Uses Industry Best-Practices to Contain Fire Damage for Residents of Two Bridges Multi-Family Buildings

One of the challenges of even a minor fire is how to keep the soot, vapors, and volatile compounds created by combustion from spreading from the ignition site. When one rental space in an apartment building, condominium, or brownstones suffers from a fire, it risks impacting other tenants. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained professionals choose proven research-backed strategies to control the spread of residues in the most effective way possible. 

Is an Immediate Response to a Fire Loss Absolutely Necessary?

Your instinct might be to take some time to sort out the issues after the blaze, but fire damage in Two Bridges multi-family residential buildings requires prompt, professional attention. The harm caused by a home fire manifests within minutes to hours on many surfaces. Concerns from other tenants, hoping to avoid sharing secondary damage, are valid as well.

How Can Mitigation Professionals Slow or Stop the Spread of Smoke and Soot Throughout a Building?

SERVPRO focuses on containment efforts to halt the free drift of fire residues. Our crews use 1.6 mil polyethylene to wrap the affected space and add a negative pressure air scrubbing system to seal the area from adjacent rooms in your apartment and other rental units. The air scrubber uses HEPA filtration to capture airborne contaminants as we work in the contained space. Air scrubbing also controls the disruptive effect of our cleaning actions as settled residues are dislodged and threaten to spread into other areas. When we complete cleaning the residue-coated surfaces, floor wipe downs and vacuuming capture any remaining residues for legally sanctioned disposal as hazardous waste.  

The well-equipped and highly-skilled crews of SERVPRO of Lower East Side work hard to limit the movement of fire residues inside your residence or between your home and other apartments. Call (917) 423-6364 to set up a consultation as soon as the firefighters release your property for restoration.

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How Do I Get Rid of Smoke Smell in My Lower East Side Apartment?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

caution tape blocking fire and smoke damaged home SERVPRO can mitigate your fire and smoke damaged home in the Lower East Side.

With cleaning and deodorization equipment, our SERVPRO team can remove harsh odors following a fire.

After a kitchen fire in your Lower East Side apartment, your entire unit can smell like smoke. Airing out the affected regions can only suffice to lessen the severity of this odor, but our SERVPRO team can help.

Several tools and approaches could get used to resolve the issue regarding fire damage in Lower East Side properties like harsh odors. Depending on the severity of the situation and the materials affected, we can choose among several options to help you breathe easier in your apartment. 

What Are the Best Deodorizing Tools? 

While there are multiple stages to fire recovery for even smaller square footage apartment spaces, odors can be a considerable challenge. Several tools and potent deodorizing products can help from embedding in porous materials to spreading to other areas of the property. Some of these machines include:

  • Thermal foggers
  • Hydroxyl machines 
  • Ozone generators 

Deodorization is one of the final restoration steps that our SERVPRO of Lower East Side team takes in making fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (917) 423-6364.

Smoke Odors In Your East Village Apartment

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

smoke damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

How Do I Get Smoke Odors Out of My East Village Apartment?

SERVPRO has unique deodorization practices and equipment to help neutralize harsh smoke and combustion odors in your East Village apartment after a fire.

The burning of fuels like wood can not only produce soot and carcinogens but also leave an overwhelming smoke odor behind in your East Village apartment. Kitchen fires can be especially notorious for smoke damages like these, as cabinets often become the first materials to catch fire.

Addressing fire and smoke odor in East Village is one of the most significant steps that our SERVPRO team can take to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” With sophisticated equipment and products ranging from machines to deodorizing beads, we can do much more than mask and counteract odors present in your residence.

What does SERVPRO use to remove odors in my apartment?

    •    Thermal foggers
    •    Hydroxyl machines
    •    Ozone generators
    •    Air scrubbers
    •    Potent surface cleaners

These strategies and more can help you live comfortably after fire losses. Give our SERVPRO of Lower East Side / Downtown Manhattan team a call today at (332) 900-2337.

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Cleaning Fire Damage In Your East Village Property

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home “Like it never even happened.”

Why Cleaning Fire Damage Without Testing Causes More Loss in East Village Properties

Fire damage is stressful, hard to look at even on a small scale, and the first impulse of many property owners is to dive in and get it cleaned up. However, that is one of the worst things that can happen.

One of the critical factors for East Village homes with fire damage and residues is the type of smoke damage remaining on surfaces. SERVPRO technicians carefully inspect the smoke on the walls and other surfaces to ensure the optimum methods get used for both the smoke type and the object the techs are cleaning. This process is an extra step in the restoration process. Still, it can save homeowners the cost of replacement by determining the true restorability of items and using advanced procedures for restoring them to their preloss condition.

Why Testing  Before Cleaning
It is essential to determine the construction materials of things before cleaning so appropriate agents, and solutions get used to avoid damage to items. SERVPRO technicians take this action to prevent shrinkage, bleeding of dyes, and damage to fibers. Certain types of solvents can clean smoke damage but also harm rubber or plastic. Other solutions may cause spotting or bleaching of fibers in textiles, that is why they gather detailed information before the technicians take action, so everything gets done right the first time.

Types of Smoke Residues
There are two main types of residues found after a fire. Dry smoke, which has the potential to cause more loss and ruin items if it is mistakenly wet down with cleaning solutions and scrubbed. Wet smoke tends to show up as greasy and can be challenging to remove from surfaces. SERVPRO techs have a diverse array of solvents to release the grip of these types of residues and wipe them away.

Cleaning versus Odor Control
While the removal of charred items and wiping away of smoke damage goes a long way towards eradication of the smoke odors in the home, professional applications are often necessary. The technicians have different types of processes and equipment depending on the level of residual odor in the house and how far it spread.

SERVPRO of Lower East Side / Downtown Manhattan at (332) 900-2337 is available 24/7, and each certified technician has the skills and access to equipment to make the fire damage to your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO Neutralizes and Restores Smoke and Odor Damaged Apartments in Lower Manhattan

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage in a Kitchen on the Lower East Side Spreads Odor Throughout a Condo

Fires that occur during cooking account for the majority of residential fire damage in the United States' largest city. These types of fires often contain more pungent odors than other kinds of blazes due to the presence of meat proteins and cooking oils.

When dinner caught fire in a Lower East Side condo, the fire damage left light charring, but the entire unit required odor removal. The homeowners brought in SERVPRO quickly to clean up the mess. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Removal of Damaged Items

SERVPRO techs do not remove any items without the approval of the homeowner or adjuster. The techs compile a report of things that need disposing of during fire loss cleanup.  Each piece gets photographed and entered into a detailed report that assists in expediting insurance claims, in this case, the losses were few with only a few ceiling tiles that received charring too great for restoration and required removal. SERVPRO always attempts to restore, and not replace, fire-damaged building materials, fixtures, and possessions.

Smoke Residue Cleaning Process

The techs test the smoke present on surfaces before beginning the restoration process to ensure they use the best methods that do not mar or damage the contents they are cleaning. This is because different types of smoke require diverse applications for removal. While dry smoke gets lifted away with specialized tools, wet smoke requires solvents and cleaning agents to release its grip.

Smoke Odor Control

Because the wall-unit AC's were running during the fire, the smoke odor from the kitchen fire spread throughout these rooms. SERVPRO technicians used air scrubbers and air purifiers to assist in the capture of airborne soot particles. Hydroxyl generators are safe for use around people, plants, and pets as they use UV rays, precisely like from the Sun. These machines take odorous particulate matter and change it at the molecular level, neutralizing foul odors in the room. The rapid removal of odorous particles is crucial to minimizing disruptions to neighboring units.

SERVPRO of Lower East Side / Downtown Manhattan at (332) 900-2337 has certified technicians to restore your home from fire damage and make it "Like it never even happened."

What To Do After A Fire Damage

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a home has left soot all over the walls and cabinetry. After a fire, the clean-up process can be almost impossible without the right equipment and training, call us!

When fire damages a property, emotions run high and the amount of work required to repair the home or business at times can seem overwhelming. This is why your first call in fire damage recovery should be to your local SERVPRO office. After the damage has occurred we will arrive on location to quickly help you to avoid further damage and to evaluate the situation so that we can provide a complete quote to restore the property. We will provide you with project updates throughout the process that will help you understand the steps we will take to completely restore your property. Our professional contractors never cut corners and are backed by the SERVPRO Guarantee of Satisfaction, so you can rest assured there will be no issues later on down the line. And our efficient, 'Start-to-Finish' abilities normally make us the most affordable option for restoration projects of all sizes. Call our office to learn more.