My Little Rock Home Looks Devastated After the Housefire, How Can it Get Cleaned Up?
Fire Restoration is Something we Specialize in at SERVPRO – Trust Us with Your Little Rock Home
A fire inside your Little Rock house leaves behind a trail of devastation ranging from charred belongings and debris to smelly smoke residue. Not only do unsalvageable materials in your home need to be disposed of properly, but you must also pay attention to hidden moisture left behind from the water that extinguished the fire. The best way to restore your interior is by looking to the help of trained restoration professionals, and SERVPRO is available 24/7 to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are here with all of the training, technology, and efficient methods to tackle the messy debris while ensuring we do whatever possible to save your belongings.
How Does the Cleanup Begin?
For prompt, reliable fire restoration in Little Rock, SERVPRO arrives with our Green Fleet. All of our vehicles are loaded with industrial-strength tools and products made for the job. Our crew chief assesses your interior once first responders deem the home safe for entry. This helps determine the scope of the project, including the amount of damage, areas directly impacted by flames, and zones where soot and smoke residue traveled. Once the plan gets formulated, the team sets each phase into motion, starting with the cleanup of all unsalvageable materials, belongings, and debris.
Handling the Fire Loss Zone
Soot particles and stubborn smoke residue in Little Rock can pose a challenge, but this is nothing that our skilled IICRC-certified technicians cannot handle. We take special care while moving from one room to the next so that we can limit debris tracking. Just a couple of areas we address when getting started in the fire loss zone include:
- Securing the space – This is the time to make sure that the structure is strong enough so that we can proceed with the debris cleanup and restoration steps.
- Hazard planning – If any areas call for special attention during the walk-through, the plan is designed to address all hazards safely.
- Safety issue check – We ensure all safety concerns get handled in the beginning phase of restoration. During this time, we handle exposed wires, broken and hanging light fixtures, burnt drywall, and other debris.
After the assessment is complete, severely burned, and unsalvageable materials and belongings get removed from the home. Any materials that have been significant damage are disposed of to be replaced later. All unsalvageable belongings are logged to keep a record for yourself as well as your insurance company. SERVPRO always does whatever we can to clean up and salvage items while using our broad range of cleaning and advanced restoration methods.
Is There Protocol in Place for Debris Removal?
We are serious about debris disposal with any restoration project we take on. We always follow guidelines set forth by the EPA, including careful discarding of waste products. This not only helps to reduce the potential for worksite injury, but it also cuts back on the impact on our environment. The disposal protocols that we follow allows us to efficiently and safely remove things like:
- Charred wood
- Burned drywall
- Unsalvageable materials
- Unsalvageable personal belongings, and more
Will Fire-Damaged Building Materials Get Replaced After Removal?
We treat every project on a case-by-case basis, with removal and replacement depending on many factors.
- If you have a quarter-inch of charring on wooden studs in the fire-loss zone, our team may be able to take away some of it rather than replacing the studs. We may use techniques such as steel brushings or agitation to take away some of the charred portions.
- Should there be significant charring, our team may use specialized techniques. These methods include dry ice blasting, sanding, or soda blasting to take away the burnt portion.
- When treating charred building materials does not work, we perform controlled demolition. This is when the unsalvageable materials are removed entirely, and then they get fully replaced with brand-new materials.
What About These Awful Smoke Odors?
Soot and smoke residue become challenging with any fire damage project. Wet smoke is present when the fire burns at a lower temperature and creates a sticky, web-like residue. Dry smoke begins to develop with higher-temperature fires that burn quickly. This happens when paper and wood burn, thus creating powdery soot.
Our team has a broad range of techniques and technology to handle foul fire odors, including:
- Dry fogging equipment
- Thermal fogging equipment
- Wet fogging equipment
- Air scrubbers
- Hydroxyl generators
- Injection devices
Our goal with any fire restoration project is to ensure your home gets returned to the pre-fire loss condition. Call us at (501) 803-9700 when you need us at SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock, and we can deploy a crew to your location in as little as four hours to begin restoration services.