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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Safety Concerns Need Prompt Addressing After Fire Damage in Bradley

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Three paper figures standing in front of a paper figure home on fire. We have homes and family too, we understand let us help and explain the safety measures for your Bradley fire damage.

SERVPRO can endure your loved ones avoid health concerns, and so much more after your Bradley house fire.

Before professional fire restorers begin devising a plan to remove residues and debris in your Bradley home we must make the safety of the work site and any living spaces you hope to occupy during the project a priority. Every fire scenario is different. The time taken to identify and manage safety hazards is well spent, ensuring workers and your loved ones avoid health concerns a potential accidents during the restoration process.

Assessing Potential Hazards

Our project management team is highly-qualified to review the fire damage affecting your Bradley home. We have substantial experience in evaluating damaged structural components and the substances used to knock down the fire. The crew lead scopes the integrity of floor, walls, and ceilings, securing surfaces if needed. We determine the category of water and composition of the chemical solutions used to put out the fire as inches to feet of water often need extraction prior to other tasks. The firefighting water commonly is contaminated, and our crew contains the fluids for appropriate disposal per local regulations. Electrical and other utility lines expose our technicians and the occupants of the house to the risk of shock, slip and fall, and further contamination with oil, propane, or natural gas.

Safety Considerations When We Clean Residues and Charring

Your dwelling shelters a broad range of building materials and contents that ignite and burn. As the fire moves through the building materials give off gasses and deposit residues that are toxic. Cleaning up without safety equipment exposes eyes, lungs, and skin to hazardous materials. Because of the potential harm to the health and safety of SERVPRO technicians and your family, we implement protocols to protect anyone in the space.

Negative pressure air scrubbers -- contain the work space, filtering smoke, chemical, and microbial residues out of the air and exhausting to the outdoors.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) -- professional grade clothing and accessories that cover bare skin, eyes, feet, and face for SERVPRO workers. Gloves, boots, goggles, and a respirator complete the ensemble. Changing into this apparel helps limit the tracking of water, soot, and other debris into unaffected areas of your home.

Once we address safety concerns, SERVPRO of Kankakee County is ready to remove post-fire water and debris. Call us at (815) 935-0077 to get the process rolling, transforming wet and soot-covered to “Like it never even happened.”

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