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How Can Residents Prevent Fire Damage to Spread to Their Neighbors?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

charred kitchen table and chairs in fire damaged kitchen Kitchen fires spread quickly. Smoke and soot damage can travel quickly. SERVPRO has the equipment and know-how to restore your home.

Fire in a Neighboring Home Can Leave Soot and Smoke in Yours. Call a Fire Restoration Technician for Advice on Removing Residue from Your Park Slope Belongings

A kitchen fire may start in your neighbor's home in Park Slope due to an electrical malfunction or just a mundane cooking accident. Before you know it, a layer of dust sits on your furniture and inside your cabinets, and an acrid smell greets you every time you open the door. Even though you air out your space and buy air fresheners, you may not eliminate the fire's traces.

Rather than guessing whether the fire damage in your Park Slope home is more significant than you may realize, call a professional fire restoration team. Even if the fire did not start directly in your home, proximity to the ignition site puts you in danger of feeling its effects. A shared ventilation system can also carry smoke and soot into your home, but industry-grade cleaners can help you save time and money when removing them. Calling SERVPRO’s hotline as soon as the incident occurs can make the difference in how disruptive it is to your life.

How long should you wait to call SERVPRO after a fire happens?

Fire restoration should begin as soon as possible to avoid extended exposure to damaging agents, including remnants of debris tracked by firefighters during their work. Once our SERVPRO staff arrives, we focus on isolating any areas unaffected by the fire and preventing cross-contamination in your home. If the need arises, our team can pack your belongings for cleaning in an alternate site or discarding while tending to your home's damage. In the course of our work, we often receive questions about the smell of smoke left behind. Our team can address it by using one or several of the following:

  • Odor counteracting pellets
  • Foggers to eliminate smell molecules
  • Ozone generators

Whatever your needs are following a fire affecting your home, our technicians at SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn will help. Call us at (718) 522-4400 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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