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What Sort of Risks Does Fire Damage In My Vineyards Home Pose?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

A blue house with fire damage to the roof. Let SERVPRO help you with the hazards of your fire damage.

SERVPRO Can Help Evaluate and Address Any Risks Caused by a Fire Incident

You have probably heard that it is not advisable to enter your house after fire damage. Fire creates a wide range of hazards that can lead to injury or even worse. SERVPRO has a team of highly trained individuals available 24 hours a day that can enter your Vineyards house safely to evaluate and restore any damages.

What types of risks are common after fire damage incidents in Vineyards homes?

  • Overhead hazards 
  • Electrical shock hazards
  • Slip trip and fall hazards
  • Indoor air quality issues

Overhead hazards develop when fire partially burns the ceiling or other elevated fixtures such as cabinets, thus compromising their structural integrity. Walking around the property or moving some items around can cause the compromised fixtures to collapse, leading to injury. The heat from the fire and the water from firefighting efforts lead to other types of hazards, such as slippery surfaces and exposed electrical cables, further endangering anyone who enters the property.

What are the best ways to manage the risks?

  • Elimination
  • Engineering
  • Protection 

Since avoiding the property is not a solution to the problem, finding a way to manage the risks is essential. When our SERVPRO technicians help you manage fire damage, we use different approaches to deal with the risks. Where possible, we take steps to eliminate the risk before starting the restoration process. We can perform controlled demolition to remove the compromised structural materials so that they do not collapse.

Is it possible to perform restoration processes while the risks are unaddressed?

 Sometimes there is no way to deal with the risk apart from restoring the property. Engineering the loss site can help protect the restoration crews or even house occupants if the damage affects only a section of the property. Our SERVPRO technicians wear PPE, such as hard hats and heavy-duty gloves, limiting chances of injury. Inside the house, we can set up barriers with plastic sheets to help limit the risk posed by particulate matter.

SERVPRO of East Naples can help you restore your fire-damaged home safely. Call us any time at (239) 352-8300.

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