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The Dangers of a Fire Damaged House in North Fort Myers

9/17/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of a Fire Damaged House in North Fort Myers Safety First for Any House Fire

Fire Damage in North Fort Myers Calls for Caution

Building experts know, houses damaged by fires in North Fort Myers are dangerous to residents. There are numerous safety risks that fire damaged houses can pose, including unstable structures and pooling water. It behooves you to be aware of the risks that result from a fire-damaged home.

Pooling Water

Pooling water can present major risks, the most important one being the danger of electrocution. Following a fire, one of the primary concerns you'll need to attend to is standing water. To handle any water issues with expedience and efficacy, it is important to call a professional company like SERVPRO.  In addition to increasing your susceptibility to electric shock or worse, pooling water can also bring about slipping hazards. In addition to making floors dangerously slick, water can diminish your ability to remove large items that are being damaged by the water such as couches and mattresses. Finally, pooling water can generate the development of mildew and mold in your home. Thus, while water is not technically considered to be a danger, it can cause serious water damage to your property if left unchecked.


Smoke, Soot and Debris

Fire damage results of smoke,soot and other debris can cover your floor and walls following a fire. Note that this miscellaneous debris can be hazardous. For example, soot is known to irritate the lungs and increases susceptibility to respiratory issues. Since this is the case, it's important to double-layer with cheesecloth all a/c registers to inhibit exposure to airborne soot within the ductwork. Also, be sure to discard the debris with gloves. Sounds difficult in an already traumatic situation? Then call a professional fire restoration company like SERVPRO to do the heavy lifting. Your HVAC system should be inspected for fire damaged related issues including oily based soot that, if dispersed through the ductwork, can spread problems to areas not affected directly by the fire.

Structural Damage

When a fire is severe, it can cause pressing fire damage related problems to the structure of your house in North Fort Myers. The fire department will determine whether it is safe for entry for initiating water removal, cleanup, and repair. In the event that the structure is in need of restorative services, obtaining assistance from SERVPRO, a premier fire damage restoration company makes sense. Your insurance adjuster can communicate and coordinate the restoration effort with SERVPRO.

Always be prudent around the vicinity of your home in North Fort Myers after a devastating fire. Safety always comes first. Let SERVPRO, with its highly trained and skilled technicians, using state-of-the-art equipment, work on your fire-damaged home.  From water removal to cleanup to repair and restoration, relax and let the pros take over.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Cape Coral is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event in North Fort Myers.

Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or wate. Be safe and call us first. (239) 573-5911.