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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Types of Water Damage After a Fire

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold growth on drywall Invisible mold spores can penetrate the air and a musty odor indicates their presence

Ways Water Can Damage Your Business 

If a fire accidentally breaks out at your business in Tuckahoe, NY, water cleanup may not immediately occur to you. Your immediate concerns will focus on the following:

  • Safety of your staff
  • Evacuation of the premises
  • Extinguishing of the flames
  • Damage to your property

Although smoke cleanup is necessary, most people don't realize that a significant part of the fire cleanup work performed by restoration professionals is due to the water used to extinguish flames. These are some ways water can damage your business.

Mold Spores in the Air
It is critical to extract as much water as possible from the environment after a fire. Restoration services can employ rigorous water vacuuming methods to remove moisture before mold can develop. Invisible mold spores can penetrate the air and a musty odor indicates their presence. Air filtration devices using charcoal lined HEPA filters can remove mold particles and restore pure air.

Water-Soaked Documents
When valuable documents are water-drenched, it may be possible to salvage them. Although some damage is irreversible, vacuum freeze-drying is an effective procedure that prevents additional water damage freezing the document and removing the water in the form of vapor. This method can helps to retain the structural integrity of the paper's fibers.

Flooded Electronics
Water-drenched electronics require prompt attention but may not be reparable. Corrosion prevention is a primary concern. Trained technicians will dry the outer case of the equipment and perform delicate procedures to dry the interior parts. Water cleanup for electronics is often unsuccessful

Wet Drywall
Drywall frequently absorbs much of the water emitted from a fire hose. Wet drywall is a breeding ground for mold and must often be cut out and replaced. Mold remediation specialists can remove and patch section of moldy drywall before mold spores migrate deeper into a wall.
One of the most labor-intensive aspects of dealing with the aftermath of a fire is the water cleanup. Experienced fire restoration professionals in Tuckahoe, NY, are available to help.

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