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Managing Debris during Fire Damage Restoration in Morgan Hill

4/9/2023 (Permalink)

a fire damaged bedroom with soot covering everything Dealing with fire damage certainly comes with its own challenges. Contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Resources Ease All Aspects of Morgan Hill Fire Repair

Of all the things you might think about when affected by a fire incident, the accumulation of debris all over your property might not be your main concern. After all, fire consumes materials reducing them to fine residues like soot and ash. However, most incidents create different-sized debris, thus complicating fire damage restoration.

The best way to handle rubble during fire damage restoration in Morgan Hill is by formulating proper management approaches. SERVPRO anticipates the presence of debris at a fire loss site, so we incorporate management procedures in every step of the restoration.

Helpful actions for debris management

  • Collection
  • Chopping up
  • Disposal

Most of the problems caused by debris arise because the remnants are strewn all over the property. Likely remnants include insulation, ceiling, and wall panels partly consumed or soiled by the flames. When tearing these materials from surfaces, a sound collection strategy guarantees they stay within the source areas. Another helpful step is reducing the size of the remnants removed from structural sections. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians use controlled demolition approaches that do not remove materials unnecessarily. Chopping up the removed materials where necessary is also helpful to ensure better collection and temporary storage before disposal.

Debris storage resources

  • Trash cans
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Portable storage

Debris management may also depend on how it is formed. In a fire loss, water is as destructive as the flames. Materials affected by water tend to be soggy and consolidated, unlike the remnants of heat action, which might be loosely integrated. Collection and storage should match the quality of the material. A resource like large wheeled trash cans can hold large pieces of wet ceiling or wall panels, while plastic bags are better suited for charred debris.

Handling salvageable items

Some of the materials affected during the incident are salvageable if the right action is taken. Our SERVPRO crews hasten cleanup, drying, and storage to save such items. However, before you get a chance to implement these vital steps, there might be a need for temporary storage. Identifying a section within the house or providing portable storage units helps safeguard the items.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy professional handles fire damage restoration. Call us at (408) 500-0657. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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