What Happens After a Fire Loss in Poughkeepsie Homes

First responders are a point of pride here in the Hudson River Valley, and we trust that when things go wrong in Poughkeepsie, that no home waits long for experienced responses from these firefighters. Once the fire gets extinguished, many properties need immediate fire restoration services. Medical facilities like the Vassar Brothers Medical Center need thorough and fast cleaning of soot and other contaminants to reduce exposures to patients and staff.

Cleaning Surfaces in Poughkeepsie Properties

Because of the humid climate, and often cooler temperatures, it is not uncommon for fires to smolder and slowly burn rather than spread rapidly in a house. Wet smoke residues are thick and challenging. Because of their acidic nature, they can be destructive to the original materials of the historic properties of Garfield Place and Mill Street-North Clover Street Historic Districts. Cleaning surfaces, especially in high traffic areas like Marist College and the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, involves careful pre-testing to choose the appropriate cleanser, detergent, or solvent. 

"Like it never even happened." 

Wrapping up with cleaning and reconstruction after a fire loss in your home or business happens after mitigation completes. Often some degree of fire damage repair is necessary after emergencies, and we have in-house contractors to help meet these needs seamlessly after cleaning. Likewise, deodorizing properties like The Chance venue and the renowned Bardavon 1869 Opera House can get scheduled events back on the docket as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (845) 635-4550

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

We know that fire damage can happen any time, so we’re ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week—including holidays. We provide immediate emergency fire services for Poughkeepsie homes or businesses, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Fire Emergency

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is close by and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Poughkeepsie community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Fire Restoration Specialists

We specialize in fire and water restoration. We’ve received advance training in restoration techniques and we have the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our fire damage training/certificates.

Our Fire Restoration Process

Every fire damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. When you call, one of our representatives will ask a series of questions about the fire damage to your home or business. This information helps us respond immediately with all the needed equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the fire and smoke damage by examining the affected areas and by testing the adjoining rooms for smoke and soot damage. An accurate assessment is crucial to the planning process. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean and sanitize the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. Our professionals use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Trusted Fire Restoration Leaders

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is prepared to go into action when a fire strikes in Poughkeepsie, NY. If your home or business has been damaged by fire and smoke, we know how shocking the event can be. SERVPRO is sensitive to the emotional stress property owners feel during this time. Our trained crew will work diligently to return your home to pre-fire condition as quickly as possible, keeping you informed all along the way.

Let us help – Call (845) 635-4550 and we will get started on your home restoration right away.