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SERVPRO Understands Fire Damage Restoration Risks in Poughkeepsie

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The damage looks minimal, but professionals always look for hidden dangers. before restoration begins. Call us today to restore your home.

How SERVPRO Addresses Risk-Filled Situations While Working on Homes with Fire Damage in Poughkeepsie 

At our initial arrival to a customer's residence in Poughkeepsie, we check the extent of the destruction experienced by the disastrous event. We also check the safety of the structure and make a note of any immediate, although temporary, changes we must implement to make the area safe for us to carry out our activities.

We quickly survey each property in Poughkeepsie slated for fire damage mitigation and restoration work. We pay close attention to debris that can cause numerous problems. These can cause someone to trip and fall. Additional debris might soon come loose from overhead areas, primarily if extensive damage occurred to ceilings below storage or occupied house areas. Debris might come from a mix of personal belongings, furnishings, or structural components damaged during the fire.

Wet areas on the floor can lead to someone slipping. We assess the water source because if it comes from overhead (broken pipes, opened roof, a saturated upper story from firefighting efforts), cleaning it up may only suffice for a short period. It can also mean that electrical wiring now poses serious shock hazards in specific areas. Hanging wires from opened areas of ceilings in rooms and closets can become serious problems if the electrical current still is active in parts of the property.

On the other hand, a lack of electrical power can lead to areas that remain dimly lit, even during daylight hours. Locations like this still require our attention, but we also need to see while we work to do the job thoroughly and stay safe at the same time.

SERVPRO professionals learn how to solve such problems safely through both the training we receive and experience on each job site. Because each fire damage restoration project brings new skills, our teamwork means we learn from each other, also. Making things safe for work to begin happens as quickly as possible so it does not delay the work on your property.

Many of these fixes are simple to do but extremely important. Cordoning off the area directly below an opened-up ceiling can keep anyone from venturing into the area directly below. The same can help when water continues to trickle down from overhead onto tile floors. Dangling wires might need pulling back after cutting the power to the area. Bringing in our lighting fixtures and setting up a portable power supply can illuminate darkened areas needing restorers' attention.

Our building services crew assists us on these tasks, and many others, so SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County's mitigation and restoration professionals can quickly put your property back into its pre-damaged state, "Like it never even happened." Fire damage makes any home unlivable. Call us at (845) 635-4550 when your residence in Hyde Park, Beekman, or Red Hook needs experienced restoration professionals.

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