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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage Repairs are one of our Specialties

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

picture of infrared camera showing moisture in the ceiling SERVPRO of North Sacramento provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sacramento

Water damage can quickly materialize after a fire due to the excessive use of water by firefighters to extinguish the fire.  To a lesser extent, a building's fire sprinkler system can also cause water damage if the fire is allowed to continue to spread.  The water can cause flooding in the structure which can potentially damage ceilings, walls, floors, and appliances.  In addition, extensive use of water can destroy ground cover and cause soil erosion in the homeowner's yard affecting trees and plants.

Bedding, clothing, draperies, rugs and carpeting will all absorb the smell of smoke and will need to be treated to be safely used. Like dishes, clothing can also retain toxins that may be harmful, and clothing should not be worn until properly cleaned and disinfected.

 And because water is denser than oil, it sinks right to the bottom of the pan — underneath the grease fire. The water molecules turn to steam. As the water goes from the liquid state to the gas state, the water vapor molecules leave the pan as fast as possible. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire affected area and let it sit for at least 3 hours and absorb the odors. Then, vacuum the carpet or furniture to remove the baking soda. It is best to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to keep the baking soda and smoke odors contained.If you need any assistance with Water or Fire restoration, please call SERVPRO of North Sacramento: 916587-3438

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