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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Content Removal and Restoration after Fire Damage

6/7/2023 (Permalink)

After a fire occurs, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford understands that what makes the disaster so overwhelming isn’t the structure itself but the contents inside that have meaning. When we are called on scene to assist with fire damage, we salvage what we can and look for your sentimental and priceless items, such as antique jewelry and pieces of artwork.

You may not know that many items affected by fire damage can still be restored to their original state, thanks to our advanced cleaning and restoration procedures.  Even electronics can often be saved. In addition, our team provides document restoration services for files affected after a fire or water loss.  Several items that we can assist you with in the event of a fire damage event include textiles, glassware and electronics such as computers and phones.

If you are given permission to re-enter your home after a fire, other items will need to be disposed of:

Plastic: This material captures the smoke or soot in the air, making these items nearly impossible to restore.

Food and Medicine: Smoke and soot can also enter into these items.  It is best to throw away anything that you may consume to be safe.

Furniture: Damaged upholstery can eventually break apart and cause a safety issue.

Appliances: These can cause more damage as well as electrical problems if affected by a fire.

Insulation: If insulation has been burnt, it needs to be replaced.  There is also a risk of embers igniting inside the insulation.

Wood: Affected wood loses its structural stability.

In the event of a fire, we recommend hiring a professional to handle the content restoration process.  Attempting to clean the items yourself can actually lead to more damage since smoke and soot is difficult to remove.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford can assist you in salvaging what can be restored, and we provide packout services for both storing your content during the cleanup as well as removing items from the home or facility.  Our emergency services are provided 24/7 for fire and water damage events in the local area to help make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

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