How a Rapid Response Helps New London Fire Damage Recovery
SERVPRO Acts Fast for Fire Damage Mitigation
Fires are widely destructive and compromising, so it is vital to have a team of technicians willing to respond fast to help. Our centrally located facility allows us to reach all of New London County rapidly after the first notice of loss.
New London fire damage can impact a range of structures, from the homes of nearly 30,000 residents to commercial facilities like Mitchell College. We work fast to help, having various trained professionals in niches like:
- Fire Restoration (FSRT)
- Odor Control (OCT)
- Water Restoration (WRT)
- Carpet Cleaning (CCT)
- General Contracting
When Can SERVPRO Enter the Property?
In many cases, our experienced team is notified of active fire disasters as they happen and can prepare to enter the structure as soon as possible. We must wait for the work of first responders to complete and their go-ahead to enter the building. As a preferred vendor for insurance work and the urgency of fire loss scenarios, we are often prepared to enter before getting cleared.
Early Fire Damage Mitigation
Mitigation is the combination of actions taken by our SERVPRO FSRT-Certified technicians to limit damage to the house and its contents after a fire or other disaster. Emergency services combine the talents of our experienced restorers and licensed contractors to meet the initial demands of the property. Some of the most common mitigative actions taken by our professionals include:
- Temporary Board-Up - This process sees our experienced contractors sealing over structural vulnerabilities to the outside to prevent secondary damage when water or animals enter a house.
- Debris Removal - Combustion creates ash, smoke solids, charred materials, and bulk collapsed structure in a residence. Debris removal is vital to increasing restoration completion time and limiting soot and odor concentrations.
- Controlled Demolition - When the structure poses an immediate risk to the safety of responding technicians or house occupants, our licensed contractors can perform needed controlled demolition services.
- Water Removal - With the high volume of water used to extinguish the blaze, many rooms of the house could likely be overwhelmed with water damage and the effects of the fire.
Setting Up Staging and Containment
After fire damage, loss effects can spread quickly in the house. Containment barriers and filtration equipment can help establish a set perimeter of a work zone. Similarly, we can create a staging area for equipment and content management to limit cross-contamination with undamaged areas of the house.
How Has Soot Damaged the Structure?
Soot is one of the more common byproducts of structure fires generated when fuels only partially combust. This incomplete burning is widespread, so soot generation can be heavy depending on environmental conditions and other factors. The type of smoke damage ultimately influences the needed cleaning approach to help resolve the issue. Some kinds of smoke damage include:
- Wet Smoke
- Dry Smoke
- Furnace Puffback
Rebuilding After Fire Damage
Few fire loss events do not require some form of build-back or reconstruction. With the expected repairs necessary after restoration, having a team licensed to complete this work can be beneficial. While many are still waiting to schedule openings for vetted subcontractors, SERVPRO continues to complete the steps that make it "Like it never even happened."
Between the coordination with insurance providers and the multiple layers of needed restoration and recovery following New London fire damage, it is necessary to lean on the experience of professionals. When you contact our SERVPRO of New London team, you get the full measure of the training our FSRT-Certified technicians receive to be knowledgeable assets in the field during emergencies. Call now at (860) 443-2222.