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Air Ducts Affected by Smoke and Soot in Dallas, Texas

Air Ducts Affected by Smoke and Soot in Dallas, Texas

When a home has a fire, the air ducts system often needs to be cleaned.  Smoke flows to colder air pockets in the home, and many times that is in the ducts.  In this picture, see the darker spots in the vent where the soot settled.  

SERVPRO of Ellis County has over 30 years of experience mitigating water, fire, and mold damages.  We  respond 24/7 every day of the year.

Smoke and Soot Damage in Dallas, Texas

Smoke and Soot Damage in Dallas, Texas

This Dallas home experienced a small fire that was quickly put out.  However, even a small fire can produce enough smoke and soot to affect its surroundings, like these cabinets, ceiling, and vent.  Our crews cleaned the structure and also cleaned the home’s air ducts.

SERVPRO of Ellis County has over 30 years of experience mitigating water, fire, and mold damages.  We are a Texas licensed mold contractor and respond 24/7 every day of the year.  Call us.  We’re ready to help.

Containment During Fire Cleanup in Dallas, Texas

Containment During Fire Cleanup in Dallas, Texas

We will often contain rooms during a fire cleanup, especially if not every area of a house was affected.  We contain the rooms using thick plastic and then set air scrubbers inside the contained area to begin the deodorization process.  Containment also helps us keep all debris, airborne and not, contained to one space while we clean.

SERVPRO of Ellis County has over 30 years of experience mitigating water, fire, and mold damages.  We are a Texas licensed mold contractor and respond 24/7 every day of the year.  Call us.  We’re ready to help.

Smoke and Soot Affected Textile in McKinney, Texas

Smoke and Soot Affected Textile in McKinney, Texas

This comforter experienced damage after a fire.  The majority of smoke and soot affected textiles are salvaged in the Esporta Wash System.  The textile is entered into the machine, where a mix of up to six detergents are used with hydraulic pressure to remove all smoke and soot particles.  The smoke smell is eliminated and the textile is left with a near neutral pH and sanitized to food grade safety.  

SERVPRO of Ellis County is one of the few Esporta Certified Operators in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex.

Fire Damaged Home in McKinney, Texas

Fire Damaged Home in McKinney, Texas

This McKinney home experienced a fire damage.  After fire department efforts, our crews went in and began to mitigate any leftover water damage.  We also began emergency tarping and board up services, which prevent precipitation from entering the property and deter break-ins.  All contents inside the property were packed out and taken back to our facilities to be cleaned, including textiles like clothing.

Fire Damage in Allen, Texas

Fire Damage in Allen, Texas

This Allen, Texas home experienced a fire damage.  Our crew responded by performing any emergency services, such as roof tarping, board ups, and water mitigation.  Once the structure was secure and stable, they began cleanup and pack out. All damaged materials were taken out of the structure and salvageable contents and textiles were taken back to our facility for cleaning, deodorization, and storage.  Once the home was clean, reconstruction was completed,and then all items were packed back.

Setting Containment After a Fire Damage in Dallas, Texas

Setting Containment After a Fire Damage in Dallas, Texas

When we respond to a fire damage, we look for smoke and soot damage around the property.  Next, we set a plan to demolition the structure that is permanently damaged and remove it from the structure.  Afterwards, our crews clean the structure, using different techniques according to the chemical composition of the soot found. Finally, we deodorize the structure.  Setting containment, like on the picture featured, helps us isolate areas of a property to help any smoke or debris left in the room from spreading to other areas of the home and also to help deodorize the area more efficiently. 

Preparing for A Fire Damage

Preparing for A Fire Damage

Preparation and planning are vital to our business--we couldn’t be an emergency response company without these components.  That’s why, every morning, our mitigation managers meet with our entire crew of technicians and discuss what they will be accomplishing.  They also go over yesterday’s jobs and make sure every customer is being taken care of and stays top-of-mind.  While we plan everything we know will be on the schedule, emergencies will always happen.  That’s why our technicians make sure to gather the day's needed materials as well as extras for any emergency before heading out.