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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Everyone Ought to Know About Fire Damage in Gatlinburg

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls After a fire affects your home, team SERVPRO can offer many solutions. Contact us for effective services to handle your fire damage situation.

Determining the Future of Contents with Varying Degrees of Fire and Smoke Damage in Your Gatlinburg Home

During a fire, your Gatlinburg home's structure takes a serious beating. The things inside, your house's contents and your family's personal belongings, also become adversely affected by smoke and the heat from the flames. We have a crew that addresses your rebuilding needs, but we also want to help reduce your family's restoration costs further by restoring as many personal belongings and household items as we can.

We use different methods to clean soiled items for our customers in Gatlinburg when soot and fire damage affects their possessions. Before we can do this, we need to sort through everything and place things into groups. We categorize your belongings according to type of material and the damage sustained. 

We place items that need only a wipe-down with a dry sponge or other basic cleaning method into one group. These might need dry sponging, or a gentle cleansing and rinse. This often works well for fine china and similar items. Books often require vacuuming in place. Carpets and rugs need soot-cutting cleaning agents for adequate restoration.

Our building department can help restore much of your family's electronic equipment. They check for damage caused by smoke, soot deposits, heat, and firefighters' water. They recommend you do not turn any items on before they examine them. Doing so can cause shorts in the wiring or circuit boards and ruin the item permanently.

Any items that require care at our facility go into boxes to protect them from breakage during transportation and storage. We attach a detailed inventory sheet to each box and this follows the corresponding items throughout the process, until we return it to you.

When we come across belongings that became so damaged by the fire that we cannot restore them, we compile another list of these items to help you with replacing them. This list can also help you when placing a claim with your insurance agency.

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties handles emergencies involving fire and smoke damage near Pigeon Forge, Jefferson City, and Newport. For a highly skilled team with knowledge of the most effective restoration methods, call (865) 429-8885.

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