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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Addressed Residential Fire Damage in El Centro

Sometimes fire damage requires more work than merely removing soot stains from the furniture and the structure of your home. Smoke has the ability to get inside of your walls and, while it is there, it can damage the insulation inside. When this happens, it can be necessary to do more than a clean-up job. In these situations, it is entirely possible that removing the drywall and gutting the insulation from inside the walls is required to remediate the fire damage completely.
In the case of this El Centro home, and the fire damage that transpired, the homeowner had loaded their dishwasher, and the appliance caused the fire. Faulty wiring or electrical work can cause fires that spark to life very quickly and, while they are not always large-scale fires, they have the potential to turn into one. Once the fire was put out, the homeowner acted fast and called SERVPRO for help with the damage that was left behind.
"The fire occurred in the kitchen area where the dishwasher actually had an electrical problem," commented Christian Jimenez, a technician from SERVPRO of El Centro/Salton City. He further stated that "...the whole house was smoked out, so, due to that we are going to be demoing the whole house through the inside."
Smoke can be one of the most damaging aspects of fire damage, as it can cover every nook and cranny of your home with relative ease. In the case of this fire, it was necessary to remove the insulation, which had turned grey from the smoke-contamination. According to Jimenez, SERVPRO would remove the insulation and then afterward "all of the studs will be sealed." Sometimes, it takes extensive and thorough work to remediate fire damage, but SERVPRO is always willing to take every step necessary.
If a severe fire causes your home to fill up with smoke damage, never hesitate or wait. Get in contact with SERVPRO of El Centro / Salton City by phoning (760) 337-5858. No matter the time or the place, our technicians are always ready to take the job.