Fire Damage Restoration in New Orleans Homes Assisted by SERVPRO
New Orleans Fire Damage Is More than What Meets the Eyes
Fire causes smoke damage or scorches surfaces, but in the worst-case scenario, it can result in structural instability and roof or wall collapse. A small fire can damage your New Orleans home much more than you can imagine. Even when no rebuilding is required, there is probably extensive smoke damage to fix in the interior. Also, you must clean structural components and home contents to remove the grime without damaging the materials.
When undertaking a fire damage restoration project in New Orleans homes, it is important to have the utility supplies assessed. These include gas, water, and electricity. It is critical not to attempt to reconnect or repair them yourself due to the associated risk. SERVPRO technicians can assess the damage extent and determine whether you need specialized contractors to facilitate repairs. This makes your property safe and enables repairs to be made.
Essential steps for effective restoration
- Cleaning soot from surfaces and contents
- Removing smoke odor from HVAC system and attics
- Removing debris
As the smoke travels through the ventilation system in a home, it deposits soot. Soot is a powdery slick substance that sticks on and discolors fabrics and surfaces, leaving behind a nasty smell. If not removed quickly, its acidic properties can further damage materials or affect indoor air quality.
How to remove smoke odor
Smoke odor removal requires more than just airing the house. SERVPRO crews remove burned items determining what is salvageable and what should be discarded. Our teams remove draperies and clothing for cleaning since fabrics soak up smoke like a sponge. We wash or dry clean according to the directions on the label for clothing, blankets, drapes, pillows, linens, furniture covers, area rugs, and anything else made of woven material.
Equipment that facilitates odor removal
- Ozone generators
- Photocatalytic Oxidizer
- Air filtration devices
Teams from SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank facilitate fire damage restoration by assessing the damage and cleaning the building and its contents. You can reach us at (504) 348-7526. We're Are Faster To Any Size Disaster.