New Naples Home Building in Process Gets Interrupted by Fire and Smoke Damage
It can be overwhelming enough to build a new home without the added stress of dealing with fire damage to the Naples property before the project reached completion. To ensure the house has no reminders of the fire before construction continues, the structure needs to undergo several levels of service, including:
- Full fire damage restoration
- Elimination of smoke residues on surfaces
- Deep cleaning and smoke odor removal applications
When handling the fire damaged home restoration in Naples, SERVPRO technicians use their comprehensive training using IICRC-approved methods, the gold-standard restoration industry guidelines. Another consideration that is especially significant during a new-build is the cost of replacing brand new items and fixtures.
Professional Soot Removal is Crucial in Naples Properties
The technicians take specific actions to limit the amount of soot spread throughout the home, including the covering of entrances and vents. It can also create further issues when Naples property owners attempt to remove some of the smoke damage independently. High heat fires tend to leave behind dry, powdery smoke residues. However, the use of scrubbing actions or liquid cleaners can have the complete opposite effect and drive the soot deeper into ceilings and walls, in particular, causing a higher level of damage to the structure and in some cases requiring the removal of the sheetrock. When applying a sealant will not eradicate the odor, a controlled demolition can be the answer.
Fire Damage Restorations Can Save Naples Property Owners Money
SERVPRO technicians want to save Naples homeowners the cost of replacing building materials and possessions whenever possible through house fire cleanup. That is why the techs have extensive training in the removal of different types of smoke damage. It is not uncommon for both wet and dry smoke to get found in the same room. These two types have entirely different requirements for the removal and, in some cases, require the mixing of specific solvent-based EPA-approved cleaners due to the gentle handling needed of the surfaces the soot is on. The Before Photo illustrates this point.
While building materials within the Naples home get cleaned on-site, the technicians remove items as needed to a cleaning station outside the worksite for manual applications such as:
- Abrasive cleaning to remove light soot residues
- Immersive where embedded smoke needs to get addressed
- Other smoke remediation actions
SERVPRO Provides Smoke Damage Restoration Which Improves Air Quality
Air quality is a huge concern during and after the fire damage remediation. The techs run air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to capture any airborne soot particulates and set up negative air that ports away soot and odors as needed during the restoration services. If it gets determined that the fire odors in the Naples property have embedded into the framework, the techs have a two-step process that neutralizes the smell of the smoke. First, the techs remove the building materials down to the framework as needed and then use devices such as thermal foggers or hydroxyl generators to eliminate odors.
Common final actions in a Naples property to ensure no return of smoke odors to the home include the use of sealant on the wood framework and also cleaning the ductwork to make sure when the house gets completed and HVAC runs for the first time; there are no reminders of the incident that needed our house fire clean up.