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Reducing The Level Of Secondary Fire damage In Forest Hills
A little fire can turn into a big blaze in a matter of seconds, causing widespread damage. Even after the flames and embers die down, secondary damages can still happen and, in most cases, lead to severe outcomes such as huge restoration costs that can drive your insurance premiums up. Our professional restoration services can help prevent such secondary damages because we arrive early at your loss site and take preventive measures.
Fire damage in Forest Hills is likely to open up the property and its contents to external elements by shattering windows or puncturing holes on the roof or exterior walls. Such openings create access points for weather elements, wild animals, and even vandals to cause further damage. Our SERVPRO technicians board up the affected properties and install roof tarps immediately after arriving at your loss site.
In the aftermath of a fire, several residues, including soot and ash, spread all over the property. Some of these residues are acidic and therefore cause surfaces to deteriorate through staining and corrosion. Such deterioration mainly affects metallic items or finishes which rust and stone materials such as marble which stain. Our SERVPRO technicians prevent this by pre-cleaning any materials we establish to be at risk. We also apply a thin oil film to protect the material from other residues that may accumulate later. Taking such measures helps prevent subsequent deterioration.
Apart from the damages caused by the fire, the measures taken to put it out can also lead to other damages. Water is the primary fire suppression medium. It is sprayed in considerable volumes to kill the fire leaving the property wet. Wetness can lead to mold and other forms of deterioration, such as rot. Our SERVPRO technicians extract such water fast using water extractors. We also use drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture.
Homeowners in Kew Gardens, Rego Park, and Ridgewood end up footing the bill, whether the damage is from the actual fire or secondary issues. SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood can help you take measures to limit additional deterioration. Call us at (718) 381-3702 any time.