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What Is Necessary for Safer Management of Fire Damage in Pottsville Properties?

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Uses Simple and Exceptional Resources to Guarantee Safety in Households Affected by Fires

Fire is one of the top hazards in households since it can start in an instant causing severe injury or even death. You may think of the danger as over once all the embers die down. However, restoring fire damage poses some risks too. 

One issue that exposes people to hazards after fire damage in Pottsville is the haste to repair the damaged areas. Health effects can arise from skin contact or inhalation of residues. Injuries are also common from falling objects, or sharp materials that are hidden within heaps of accumulated residues—involving a professional team like SERVPRO rather than rushing to fix things is prudent for safety reasons.

Simple actions drastically improve the safety levels during the restoration, including:

  • Wearing PPE such as rubber boots and heavy-duty gloves during restoration
  • Inspecting structure and fixtures for signs of weakness
  • Proper collection and disposal of debris

The combustion process results in many byproducts, including gases, aerosol, soot, and other fine residues. These materials are deposited on surfaces or remain suspended in the air. While minimal exposure is inevitable on entering the property, the exposure is much worse after disturbance from moving items or cleaning attempts. 

Our SERVPRO teams prioritize inspection at the beginning of the restoration, which helps reveal the type of residues present and other hazards. Vacuuming fine debris and bagging the rest helps create order, safeguarding everyone entering the property. 

SERVPRO of Pottsville can help manage fire damage safely, making it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (570) 622-8991.

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