When There's a Fire Call SERVPRO of South Bronx
No one ever is ever prepared for such disasters like a fire. It is disheartening for anyone to ever endure. Fear, anger, sadness and the feeling of being left empty handed after such a loss despite the magnitude can be life changing to a renter, a homeowner or business owner. After the fire has been contained and the flames extinguished, the worst is over but now you are left with a soggy situation accompanied with smoke odor, affected personal belongings, tainted memories, and confusion of what now? Where do I go from here? Your first step should be to call SERVPRO of the South Bronx. We understand the process of recovery can leave you with many questions but knowing what steps to take can make that process so much easier.
How Do We Help?
By using our high level of expertise accompanied with the proper tools to provide effective service. We will work with you closely and with your insurance company directly to get you well on your way to restoring your home, property or business as well as your possessions. No matter how small or big, we use the same amount of effort. We take pride in what we do.
Every situation is unique and may require different solutions, but the process is always with your best interest in mind. We are on call ready to tackle your problem while providing the utmost care and respect to your property and possessions. If your fire loss calls for it, we will pack out all your furniture and personal belongings to a temporary storage. Every single item is accounted for and undergoes evaluation in terms of cleaning, drying and restoration. Once your property is ready in every aspect that is restoration, we then return all your possessions to make it feel like home again.
What Can I Do to Help My Situation?
After a fire, the smoke smell is strong and very unpleasant, even if the fire was contained in one specific room. When you increase ventilation within your property by opening all windows and doors is a good first small step until the restoration team arrives with industrial equipment to further ventilate.
Also, you can clean non-porous surfaces such as tiles, countertops, etc. You can clean such surfaces with soap and warm water to get through that first layer of grime. Use mild soap and a towel you don't mind disposing of. Harsh cleaning products can have an adverse effect. Therefore, if you are unsure about how to clean please leave it to the experts. Sometimes not cleaning property can lead to further loss.
Furthermore, if you can wash things you normally would in a washing machine then by all means do so. It is advisable to wash them with an alkaline cleaner or vinegar solution. Any delicate fabrics should be left to professionals.
These are miniscule steps that can be taken to aid your situation until the experts of SERVPRO of South Bronx can arrive. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask us at 347-590-9902 or email us at office@SERVPROsouthbronx.com