Understanding House Fires and Prevention in Valdosta
The Valdosta Fire Department responds to about 400 fires, on average each year. In addition to responding to calls for service, they also work to improve fire prevention in the community. You can get more information on the Valdosta Fire Department's Prevention Programs here.
If you experience fire damage, give SERVPRO of Valdosta a call (229) 244-1466.
Smoke and soot facts:
Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Valdosta will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.
The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire.
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Fire Damage Restoration Services in Valdosta
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Our technicians are trained and certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.