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What to Expect After a House Fire

House Fire

House fires can wreak havoc, but knowing what you’re doing helps.

Nobody wants to imagine a house fire wreaking havoc on their home and having to deal with the aftermath. In the event that the worst happens and you need fire remediation services, ServiceMaster is here to help. Here are some of the things that you can expect after a house fire and how fire remediation can help.

Smoke 101

Smoke is essentially fuel that didn’t burn during the fire. It contains gases and small particles of matter like wood tars, gases, soot, and ash. Smoke is dangerous to people who inhale it and anything left behind in your home. Most smoke in a house fire is made up of many different burned materials including wood, plastics, fabrics, food, and construction material. Once the smoke is gone, it leaves behind a film that can lead to discoloration, corrosion, and damage. Depending on the level of soot left behind after the fire, items might be classified as level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4, or level 5 in terms of damage. Level 1 or 2 items might be easy to salvage, but level 5 items are probably beyond saving.

Protect Your Home

A major step of fire remediation is protecting your home in the immediate aftermath. ServiceMaster can board up your home and tarp the roof to protect it from the elements and further damage. Once you are ready to start the fire remediation process, we can do a thorough and complete cleaning of the contents and structure of your home. This includes cleaning your HVAC ducts to ensure that all of the smoke and soot is gone. We have equipment to deodorize your home and remove the smell of the smoke and chemicals that can linger. We are also able to move items out of your home while reconstruction takes place, store them, and move them back in once your home feels like home again.

Ready for Expert Fire Remediation from Professionals You Can Trust?

If you are ready to get a professional expertly restore your property from the effects of fire, contact ServiceMaster of Baltimore, a skilled company that serves the Baltimore area with 24/7 availability for all of your emergencies. We have served the area for almost 60 years with excellent customer service, peerless skill, and a smile. Whenever you call, we promise to have a skilled and trained technician at your property within mere hours of your call. For more information and to get a quote, give us a call at 866-780-1700 or visit us online. For more tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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Unfortunately disasters happen, and often times we are ill prepared. Rest assured that ServiceMaster of Baltimore is available 24/7/365 to provide certified, licensed restoration professionals onsite within hours of your initial call. No job is too big or too small. ServiceMaster of Baltimore has expertise and knowledge of the most innovative solutions in the industry. Our IICRC accredited field managers are specialists in water mitigation, fire restoration and clean-up, mold abatement and pack-out services. We are Marylands most trusted name in cleaning and restoration services because our team will do everything possible to reduce your loss and preserve your property.
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