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How Does a House Fire Impact the Air Quality of Your San Francisco Home?

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot can cause damage to the indoor air quality of your home.

The Tools to Improve IAQ After a Fire in Your San Francisco Home

After a fire occurs in your San Francisco home, many homeowners work to reach out to their insurance company to get the process started for recovery and restoration. As a result, this insurance provider requires documentation, photographic evidence, and cataloging of the damage to approve a claim made for home restoration. As simple as it might seem to gather this information on your own, there are risks with entering a home after a fire that many homeowners might not understand.

Indoor air quality can often become steeply compromised after fire damage occurs in your San Francisco home. Smoke and soot particles can remain in the air after the incident, posing a risk of their own for inadequately protected people entering the home. Additionally, threats like chemicals, gases, and contaminants can cause health effects to exposed individuals assessing the property without respirators or even SCBA gear. Our SERVPRO technicians can assess these risks and arrive with the personal protection equipment needed for a thorough inspection of your property to acquire the information your insurance company needs.

Improving the indoor air quality of your home begins with reducing the particulates and contaminants that could be circulating through the air. We can set up several pieces of equipment including air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators. Both of these have HEPA filters inside that can trap particles as small as .3 microns. The equipment continues to run through debris removal and any necessary tear out processes to reduce dust, debris, and further spread of soot and smoke effects.

Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can also work to improve harsh odors that often follow a structure fire. Treating open areas and exposed materials simultaneously with equipment like our thermal foggers can permanently eliminate odors and help to make the damage “Like it never even happened.”

From the time that the first responders leave, give our SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos fire restoration technicians the opportunity to show you how our extensive training and industry-leading equipment can work to restore your home entirely. Give us a call at (650) 591-4137.

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