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Avoiding Pitfalls After Fire Damage in Telluride

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Caution tape / fire damage After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your home is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Our Certified Technicians Have Vast Experience with Remediation After a Fire

In the aftermath of a fire, many pitfalls entrap homeowners and burden them with unnecessary costs. While you may have the best intentions for your belongings and have entirely reasonable ideas on how to help them, some crucial mistakes may become apparent only after you have seen their effects. SERVPRO technicians deal with these effects daily and know what to look out for and where to use caution. If fire damage impacts your Telluride home, be sure to follow our technicians' advice and avoid these costly mistakes. 

Using a Dry Cleaning Service 

Some homeowners may attempt to use a dry cleaning service in Telluride for their fire damaged garments. Dry cleaners, after all, deal with delicate clothing items every day, so it makes sense for them to be able to handle some light smoke and ash. However, many fire damaged garments must be cleaned with specialized solutions and techniques; most dry cleaning services are not familiar with the unusual chemicals and compounds that may have worked their way into the fabric. We hire specialized contractors to handle damaged dry-clean articles of clothing to ensure they stay in peak condition. 

Using Electricity After Fire Damage

Avoid using electricity in fire damaged parts of your home. Fires may strip or melt wires, cause electronics to short circuit or malfunction, and clog electrical systems with ash. Using electronics affected by the fire can hurt the object in question and the person attempting to turn it on. 

Starting to Wash and Clean 

You may want to start the cleanup process yourself to give SERVPRO a head start on mitigation when we arrive. However, some types of smoke and ash can react negatively to conventional cleaning products, potentially making our jobs much harder if improper chemicals are used. We appreciate the efforts many homeowners are willing to put forth, but it is better for all parties involved to leave the hard work to us. 

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides professional damage mitigation and restoration services to homeowners when they need it most. Call us 24/7 at (970) 240-6970. 

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