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Why Protective Equipment Is Crucial During The Fire Damage Restoration Process In Your Forest Hills Home

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

If a job becomes too big, or you need a second opinion, you can count on our SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood team to arrive quickly to help.

Protective Equipment To Use In Fire-Damaged Forest Hills Homes

It is a common trend for DIY enthusiasts to take on whatever restoration their Forest Hills home needs after emergencies, taking on whatever symptoms they can before consulting with professional recovery crews. As much as some elbow grease and quick learning can save you some money on the early stages of mitigation and cleanup, there are also some considerations which can make the process safer and more comfortable to accomplish.

Keeping yourself safe should always be the top priority above all else when addressing fire damage in Forest Hills properties. While the DIY approach can sometimes save time and money on fire recovery, it should not encourage homeowners to work at a pace that is uncomfortable, unmanageable, or unsafe. After a fire gets extinguished, the earliest stages of inspection and damage assessment must happen slowly and thoroughly to ensure that all areas get cataloged and adequately evaluated. Maintaining safe conditions begins with the right personal protective equipment like our SERVPRO team uses to navigate a damaged property safely after a fire.

Closed Shoes
You do not know the condition of certain materials you could be stepping on, or what might lurk in piles of debris and buildup. Work boots are even more ideal for these situations, but it may not be something every property owner has.

Respirator
This gear is a purchase that you can make at any chain hardware store. Paper masks are not as effective and allow more penetration than half or full-face respirators with cartridges.

Gloves
Much like closed-toe shoes, debris removal, and damage assessment often require you to move damaged components around physically. Be prepared for nails, broken glass, and other threats with durable, thick gloves.

Tyvek Full Suit
This attire is a standard look for our SERVPRO professionals entering your home for debris removal and clean up after a fire because it offers a lighter weight, full body protection for our technicians.

Protecting yourself during any stage of fire loss recovery is critical and is something that should get taken seriously to keep you and your family safe. If a job becomes too big, or you need a second opinion, you can count on our SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood team to arrive quickly to help. Give our experts a call anytime at (718) 381-3702.

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