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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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