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Fire Damage in Your Gatlinburg Home

8/14/2022 (Permalink)

a chair on fire SERVPRO can restore and repaired fire damaged furnishings and contents in Gatlinburg area homes.

Textile Restoration and Odor Removal after Fire Damage in your Gatlinburg Home

Leaving a portable heater on overnight can catch onto dry fabrics or materials in the home and result in a small fire. While these types of fire are generally quick to contain and control, they release a significant amount of hot ash, carbon, and smoke into the home. When surveying your home, you are likely to find blackening on walls and ceilings and a thick, unpleasant smoke odor. Unfortunately, removing the areas of soiling does not always eliminate a scent that can quickly absorb into textiles and fabrics typical to the home environment.

Not all fire damage in Gatlinburg requires structural restoration to your home. The most common issues facing homeowners are related to contents. Blankets, clothing items, sofa covers, pillows, and curtains can often take on smoke odors. It is not always viable for a homeowner to fully replace the numerous textiles in the home, which is where SERVPRO contents cleaning can help pick up the slack.

Odor particles can be microscopic, which allows them to enter and bond with particles in porous contents. Once inside, these odors can be stubborn and unresponsive to vacuuming or regular washing. At SERVPRO, our contents cleaning specialists can assess different types of fabrics, cleaning chemicals, and deodorants for use on materials. We usually can group and catalog textiles, which can then be taken to a storage facility while they await restoration.

Fire insurance plans often include contents cleaning, meaning they do not add extra expense to your home restoration after a fire. SERVPRO cleaning appliances are designed for industrial and commercial cleaning, which can be more rigorous than your washing machine. When cleaning fabrics, our team uses a combination of cleaning mixtures and deodorants to remove the offending odor successfully. Once smoke odors are removed, we can return them to you in a pre loss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Replacing all textiles in your home can carry high costs. Contact SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties at (865) 429-8885 for restoration options.

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