Don't Get Fired Up, Get on the Phone with SERVPRO!
How does SERVPRO of Minnetonka determine what to do with smoke damaged items?
Fire damage is an intriguing issue because temperature, whether the fire is smoldering or blazing, affects necessary cleanup measures differently. Similarly to water damage, smoke odor and particles can easily penetrate any crack and crevice on your property. If these particles are not handled in a proper manner, the smoke odor has the potential to stick around for months after a fire. Proper cleaning, immediate odor neutralizing efforts, proper ventilation, and consistent debris removal efforts are critical to saving as many of your belongings as possible. Timing is the most crucial component of successful smoke remediation.
Are you running out of time?
The IICRC, a global leader in all types of remediation, identifies these time windows:
- Within minutes: Porous materials and synthetics must be immediately addressed to prevent permanent discoloration.
- Within hours to days: wooden furniture, flooring, painted walls, and clothing can become permanently stained. Metal surfaces will begin to rust, pit, and corrode which often requires refinishing or replacement.
- Within weeks: Prolonged soot exposure will embed itself in the fibers and surfaces resulting in a longer, more pricey restoration with a higher likelihood of replacement.
With our restore versus replace mentality, SERVPRO of Minnetonka does everything within our capabilities to bring your items back to preloss conditions.
Give us a call today at 952-473-4837 so we can help make your home disaster seem "Like it never even happened."