The Hidden Health Hazards Involved in a Fire Clean Up
Ever heard, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity"? When it comes to fire clean up, "It's not the heat, it's the water." Some of the worst damage after a structure fire can come from all the water that put the fire out.
On top of that, melted carpeting and plastic piping, exposed electrical components, and simple fire damage all present potential fire clean up hazards.
Turn to an expert for clean up after fire. They have the equipment and experience to deal with mold remediation, damaged structures, and toxic substances. Don't deal with hidden hazards alone.
Water Damage and Mold
Water damage after a fire is common due to both burst pipes internally and firehoses. Water may be standing inside the structure or have soaked into drywall.
Often by the time clearance is given to enter the property, water has been sitting so long that drywall, floors, textiles, and more have been severely damaged and may have developed mold.
Mold may cause health effects, so working in this space cleaning up could be dangerous. Professionals have equipment that provides safety in fire clean up.
Damage to the structural integrity of a building after a fire may be cause by both water or flame. Regardless, there are many weakened points in flooring, snapped off beams and framing, and exposed pipes and electric.
Cleaning up in these circumstances can result in falls or injury. Professionals are able to assess dangers and remedy them before beginning clean up.
Melted Plastic and Other Toxins
Buildings contain a surprising amount of materials that can become toxic or dangerous when burned. Vinyl flooring, synthetic carpets, plastic pipes, and fiberglass insulation all can release toxins and fumes when burned.
Some of these toxins can can be hazardous.
Let professional approach these hazardous materials with the right equipment and disposal processes.
Fast Response Prevents Hidden Hazards
Working quickly when there is a disaster like a fire can prevent hazards from developing or becoming hidden. That's why SERVPRO responds quickly when called to fires and works to prevent soot, odor, or dangers from progressing inside an extinguished structure.
Does Insurance Cover Fire Clean Up Cost?
The last thing anyone wants to think about is the cost to clean up after fire. That's why SERVPRO of Central Tallahassee works with insurance companies to handle the paperwork and process claims.
Work with SERVPRO of Central Tallahassee for Fire Clean Up
After a fire, SERVPRO of Central Tallahassee is here to help with fire clean up. We provide both residential and commercial fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, mold remediation, and cleaning services.
We are a locally owned company with national resources ready to help you rebuild at disaster. Reach out to see how we can assist you or call (850) 765-5706 to get help 24 hours a day.