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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Severity of Fire Damage

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Severity of fire damage 

SERVPRO of Westminster deals with a range of fire damage in many cases. Oftentimes, some homes have soot and smoke, other times there are homes with extensive damage that need rebuilding. SERVPRO technicians are trained and certified to inspect homes and assess the damage in the property. Knowing the level of damage can help our technicians to come up with a plan to fix the damages. 

  • Minor Fire Damage 
    • Light to moderate smoke and soot is contained in just a portion of the building. Restoration needs include dry or wet cleaning and deodorization to walls, ceiling, floor and personal property, with little or no repainting. Very few items need to be replaced.
  • Medium Fire Damage 
    • Moderate smoke and soot requires more aggressive cleaning and deodorization techniques to remove residue. More areas need repainting. Heat causes more extensive damage to surfaces and materials which may require more items to be repaired or replaced.
  • Major Fire Damage
    • Severe fire damage to contents, finished surfaces and even structural framing. If smoke has infiltrated the majority of the building, an emergency intervention like board-up of windows and doors, or roof tarping, is required right away. Personal property items will likely need to be moved out of the structure for cleaning off-site. All remaining surfaces will be cleaned and deodorized in preparation for painting and repairs.

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