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Rockaway Fire and Smoke Removal

10/9/2023 (Permalink)

image of fire damaged wall and brickwork We're Faster to any size disaster™. Call SERVPRO to cleanup soot and fire damage in your Rockaway home.

SERVPRO’s Efficient Fire and Smoke Removal in Rockaway

Rockaway is a charming coastal neighborhood boasting many historical landmarks and tourist destinations. The Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk offer miles of pristine sandy shores, perfect for relaxing, swimming, and sunbathing. Visitors can explore the historic Rockaway Lighthouse, a testament to the area's maritime heritage. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge provides a serene retreat with diverse ecosystems and abundant birdlife. The vibrant local food scene is another highlight, with renowned eateries offering fresh seafood and delicious cuisines. While Rockaway's coastal beauty and local landmarks draw visitors, unfortunate incidents like fire and smoke damage can occur. In such instances, the resilient community relies on professional services like SERVPRO® to provide safe and efficient restoration.

SERVPRO technicians excel at fire and smoke removal in Rockaway due to their extensive training, experience, and use of advanced techniques. Our expertise enables us to assess the severity of the damage, efficiently remove soot and smoke residue, deodorize affected areas, and restore homes to their pre-fire condition.

Removing Smoke and Soot During House Fire Cleanup

Rockaway has unfortunately experienced the devastating effects of fire damage, impacting its local architecture, schools, parks, and the surrounding community. Historic buildings like the Rockaway Beach Fire Station have suffered significant damage, disrupting the area's architectural heritage. Local schools, like Scholars' Academy, and parks, including Bayswater Park, have also been affected, disrupting the lives of residents and the recreational spaces they cherish. However, with the support of professional restoration services like SERVPRO, the community is working diligently to rebuild, restore, and revitalize these vital assets, ensuring a safer and thriving environment for all.

SERVPRO techs understand the interaction of smoke and soot particles with various surfaces and use four essential actions to break the bonds between them-

  • Mechanical action
  • Lubrication
  • Chemical action
  • Suspension and dispersion

Lubrication aids in loosening residue for easier removal. Chemical action involves using specialized cleaners to break down and dissolve soot. Suspension and dispersion techniques help to disperse and remove suspended particles from surfaces, ensuring thorough cleaning and restoration.

Call SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island, at (718) 400-9051.

Completing Fire Damage Restoration in Queens

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

fire damaged wall; smoke and soot seen; SERVPRO is the first choice for fire damage restoration needs.

Resolving Fire Damage Conveniently with SERVPRO

A fire-damaged property presents many problems, such as unstable structural fixtures and hazards from harmful debris like soot or frayed electrical cables. Combined with strong smoky odors, they can force you to leave your Queens home even when damage is minimal. With assistance from SERVPRO, you can comfortably leave your property and expect to find it better when you return.

You may have extra hours to fill daily as the SERVPRO professionals handle restoring fire damage at your Queens premises. When you aim to get away from your soot-caked property, visiting some elegant location, such as an art gallery where you can explore immersive artworks known as installations, sculptures, paintings, and more, is a good idea.

Galleries You Can Visit in Queens

  • The MoMA PS1 contemporary gallery on Jackson Avenue features art installations, performances, and exhibitions.
  • The SculptureCenter contemporary art museum on Purves Street features sculptures and installations from emerging and established artists.
  • The Socrates Sculpture Park offers a unique chance to enjoy art in the outdoors. The park is built on a former landfill and features multimedia installations and sculptures.
  • Flux Factory, located on 29th Street, hosts exhibitions.

Apart from sightseeing, leaving your property during fire restoration can be a chance to do things you have been pushing to the back burner, such as tuning or detailing your car. There are several car repair shops in Queens specializing in different services. 

  • M-Spec Performance, located on 73rd Place, is an excellent choice for maintenance, repairs, or performance upgrades for exotic and European cars.
  • S & M Ignition offers full-service auto repairs, including oil changes, engine diagnostics, and brake repairs.
  • R&S Auto Repair on Broadway handles various repairs, including brakes, suspension, and engines.
  • AWE Tuning offers high-performance upgrades for exhaust systems, intakes, and suspensions.

SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island, makes fire damage restoration convenient, allowing you to live normally. Call (718) 400-9051. 

How Fire Damage Affects Rockaway Park Homes and Businesses

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee on a ladder in a fire damaged room applying paint SERVPRO vanquishes smoke odors when restoring Rockaway Park homes after a fire.

SERVPRO Overcomes Fire Damage Threats

Thousands of residents depend on our restoration team for our prompt response and experience with the damage their homes might face after disasters like fires. As destructive as these emergencies might initially appear, our comprehensive recovery solutions can help with all aspects, from emergency repairs and mitigation to soot removal and deodorization.

The Importance of Early Action

One of the most important aspects of restoring fire damage to Rockaway Park homes and businesses is the prompt response of professionals. Our team's early actions can prove critical in creating a fast turnaround against threats to the contents of your home and structural integrity. We have multiple emergency services that can begin as soon as our team arrives.

Reducing Airborne Contamination

Air quality is an important goal for fire restoration specialists working in your home. Not only can this create a volatile environment that endangers professionals working to clean the house, but air quality is also a substantial concern in returning your residence to its original condition. The HVAC system can contain much of the smoke damage moving through the structure, as these systems are usually operational when the fires begin. We use HEPA filtration products and air duct cleaning to address these issues.

How SERVPRO Removes Soot

Smoke damage is one of the more formidable obstacles for fire restoration professionals. We understand the importance of eliminating soil deposits on surfaces before permanent damage results. Because the severity of these soils can vary significantly, different approaches will be necessary to remove soot fully and overcome its impact on your house. Some of these include:

  • Dissolving Residues- Solvents are important in removing soot and smoke residues from surfaces. These powerful products dissolve particles on the surface to make wet cleaning possible.
  • Alkaline Detergents - Soot is a corrosive substance on surfaces, making it likely to destroy the finish of a substrate if exposure lasts longer than it should. We have alkaline cleaners that can balance the pH of acidic soot particles and make cleaning easier.
  • Cleaning with Abrasives - Surface cleaning does not always work, however. We have robust and effective solutions for removing thick residues from textiles, including media blasting.
  • Demolition - If other tactics do not work for removing soot, we also have the advantage of a general contractor license to complete controlled demolition. Ruined materials should be removed quickly to avoid cross-contamination with nearby surfaces that can be salvaged.

Lingering Odors After Fire Damage

There is no mistaking the odor that a fire can leave behind. The combustion of materials alone creates a volatile environment that makes comfortable living difficult for your family. Even a small grease fire rapidly contained in the kitchen can create strong odors that must be overcome.

We have several deodorization tactics beginning with foggers and hydroxyl generators. Using pairing agents to combine with odor molecules in the environment, we can rapidly neutralize strong smells that impact your home. We also have helpful tactics to address imaginary smells (phantosmia) that homeowners believe they sense after experiencing a fire.

A fire in your home or business can be destructive and ruinous. We have experienced professionals available to help. Count on our SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island team for a prompt response with the necessary personnel and proprietary equipment to get life back to normal after fire damage disasters. Call us today at (718) 400-9051.

SERVPRO Offers Efficient Fire Damage Restoration in Coney Island

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

Room After a fire “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.”

SERVPRO’s Comprehensive Fire Damage Restoration Services Saves Coney Island Homes

The aftermath of fire damage to your Coney Island home can be devastating. Not only does the fire cause significant physical damage to your property, but it also leaves behind smoke, soot, and unpleasant odors. 

SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians use time-tested methods and scientific principles to restore fire damage to your Coney Island home. We understand that a fire incident can turn your life upside down, and we offer comprehensive restoration services to help you get your home back to its preloss condition. 

Deodorizing During House Fire Cleanup 

Smoke and soot can penetrate building materials and personal items, leaving behind a persistent and unpleasant odor that can make your home uninhabitable. SERVPRO techs use modern deodorizing equipment to ensure your home is safe and livable.

SERVPRO techs use advanced deodorizing techniques and equipment to eliminate the unpleasant odors caused by smoke and soot. Our team of experts uses a combination of the following equipment to neutralize the odors left behind by smoke damage-

  • Thermal foggers 
  • Wet mist deodorizers
  • Ozone machines
  • Photocatalytic oxidizers
  • Air scrubbers

Why Are Thermal Foggers So Efficient? 

SERVPRO techs use thermal foggers to produce a fine mist of deodorizing solution similar in size and composition to smoke and soot particles. The small deodorant particles penetrate deep into building materials and personal items where unpleasant odors may be hiding.

The thermal fogger heats the deodorizing solution to produce a hot mist dispersed into the air. As the mist cools and settles, it neutralizes the smoke and soot particles that cause unpleasant odors. The thermal fogger can be adjusted to produce a fine mist that can penetrate deep into hard-to-reach areas, making it an ideal tool for eliminating unpleasant odors in your home after a fire.

Call SERVPRO of The Rockaways, Coney Island, at (718) 400-9051; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.