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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Your HVAC system is circulating odor, soot during and after the fire

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

duct debris Cleaning your HVAC unit and ducts are a priority following a fire.

One thing many people who suffer a fire loss don’t realize is that, if you HVAC system happened to be on during the blaze, smoke has now sent soot and odor particulates into other areas of the house.

Once the fire department has left your fire-damaged home, you need to start to address the effects throughout the household such as fire debris removal, soot cleanup and fire odor deodorization. Our SERVPRO professional technicians are trained in mitigation and restoration and will access every area that has been touched by the flames, smoke, and ash.

And even if only one room may have been affected by the fire’s damage and that area is soaked from the fire department extinguishing the mini inferno, the rest of the house will also need to be examined and cleaned. On that extensive checklist, your duct system and HVAC unit also need to be addressed.

Many people don’t realize that if your HVAC system is on during or after the fire, it is distributing the particulates throughout your house. Therefore, our technicians take great care in making sure the unit and ductwork are sterilized. We utilize brushes to break the sediment loose throughout the system and then use high-powered vacuums to suck out the debris and improve the effectiveness of the appliance. We also have the coils and blower cleaned to ensure there will no longer be lingering affects once our restoration and reconstruction is complete.   

Health is our primary concern as you re-enter your home. Let our skilled professionals, arriving immediately following your fire, restore everything "Like it never even happened."

Contact SERVPRO of Gainesville West-Alachua County West if you need our services or if you have any questions at 352-374-6589.

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