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How Do I Determine What To Save After Fire Damage Ravages My Liverpool Home?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Big fumes of smoke coming out of the second floor of a residential building Assistance from a professional can help you make the right decision about salvaging items.

SERVPRO Helps Evaluate and Restore Fire Damaged Items Cost-Effectively in Liverpool

In the aftermath of a fire at your Liverpool house, you may have a hard time determining whether items should go directly to the disposal bin or whether there is a way to save them. Various aspects can influence the decision you make, including how the damage happens.

What aspects contribute to fire damage of items in Liverpool homes?

    •    Burning or searing by flames and heat
    •    Accumulation of residues
    •    Exposure to firefighting chemicals
    •    Oversaturation with water

Although fire sets the ball rolling, other things that happen during, or after the incident can end up damaging your valuables. For instance, heat and flames might have minimal effects on metal items. However, when residues like soot accumulate on their surfaces, and they remain untouched over extended periods, corrosion can develop, ruining the items. Our SERVPRO technicians in Liverpool are IICRC certified in fire and smoke restoration, so we can help take corrective steps to prevent secondary damage of salvageable items.

What level of resources should go towards saving items?

Although all items in your house have some value that you might want to preserve, it might not be feasible trying to save them all. Various considerations should be made before making the final decision. Our technicians consider:
    •    The cost of restoration compared to the value of the item
    •    The extent of damages
    •    Whether the item has sentimental value

Restoration procedures, whether it is regular or specialized cleaning, incur costs. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you make accurate evaluations, whether it is better to perform restoration or make replacements. Spending money and time restoring extensively damaged items, which can be readily replaced, is a waste of resources. For items with sentimental value, our technicians use a variety of cleaning techniques, including sophisticated ones such as soda blasting to deal with charring or stubborn residues.

Assistance from a professional can help you make the right decision about salvaging items. Call SERVPRO of North Onondaga County at (315) 457-3432 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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