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SERVPRO Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration Services

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO Technicians cleaning a ceiling Need Fire, Smoke, or Soot Restoration Services in Loudoun County? Call us 24/7 at (703)450-4504!

SERVPRO Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration Services

Structural Cleaning:

After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced SERVPRO of Loudoun County Professional will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure. Depending on the amount of soot, your SERVPRO Professional may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, SERVPRO will clean to “prepare for painting”. This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

Contents Cleaning:

All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO Professionals begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO Professionals can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to pre loss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more. Finally, SERVPRO can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested.

Deodorization:

SERVPRO Professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage. SERVPRO Professionals do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out the sources of the odor and remove them. Ask your SERVPRO Professional to explain the various deodorization methods available and which will work best for you.

The SERVPRO Fire Damage Process

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Two SERVPRO Technicians cleaning a ceiling No Fire Damage is too much for SERVPRO of Loudoun County to restore, call 24/7 at (703)450-4504!

ONE HOUR: Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Loudoun County Professional will contact you to arrange for service. You’ll know help is on the way!

FOUR HOURS: Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Loudoun County Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to your damage.

DETAILED EXPLANATION: A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO of Loudoun County Professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.

EIGHT HOURS: Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager. PRETESTING: A SERVPRO of Loudoun County Professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward.

CLEANING, RESTORATION & DEODORIZATION: SERVPRO Of Loudoun County Professionals will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your property is taken care of right the first time.

FINAL WALK-THROUGH: After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure your satisfaction.

*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation.

SERVPRO Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO Technicians cleaning a ceiling Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Remediation? Call us today 24/7 @ (703)450-4504!

SERVPRO Smoke and Soot Cleanup

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke:

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Loudoun County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call SERVPRO of Loudoun County today 24/7 @ (703)450-4504!

Why Choose SERVPRO for your Fire Damage Restoration?

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage? No Problem Caption over a burned office. SERVPRO of Loudoun County is available 24/7 for any type of Fire Damage your property experiences, call us @ (703)450-4504!

Why Choose SERVPRO for your Fire Damage Restoration?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

When your Loudoun County home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of Loudoun County is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

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We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. This “restore first” mentality also allows us to get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker and with less disruption.

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