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Mitigating Clothes Dryer Fire Damage in a Westerly Home

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged washer and dryer Call SERVPRO when things heat up in your Westerly home.

SERVPRO Turns up the Heat on Fire Restoration in Westerly

There are as many as 2,900 clothes dryer fires reported each year, and they can cause a whopping $35 million in property damages. A lack of cleaning causes 34% of these fires. All that a fire needs to spread is organic material to consume and sufficient oxygen. When is the last time you had the dryer vent checked or cleaned of lint and debris? However, there is a team that can restore your home after disaster strikes. 

If your Westerly residence has suffered fire damage, IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to assist you. These professionals are dedicated to helping the community by restoring homes to their preloss condition. SERVPRO not only thoroughly trains its staff, franchise owners, and technicians, but it also offers educational opportunities for real estate and insurance professionals so that this knowledge can further help homeowners recover from a disaster. 

SERVPRO's Cutting-Edge Tools

SERVPRO tools are both heavy-duty and build to address modern-day concerns after disaster strikes. For fires, technicians have access to a variety of tools, including:

  • Water extraction and drying tools for removing moisture from sprinklers or firefighting efforts
  • Wet and dry cleaning methods, including alkaline cleaners, blast media, and dry cleaning sponges, for removing soils
  • Thermal foggers that penetrate and eliminate fire-affected surfaces
  • EPA-registered broad-spectrum antimicrobials designed to disinfect your home thoroughly
  • HEPA-filter air scrubbers that remove impurities as small as 0.3 microns in size

SERVPRO's Fire Cleanup Methods

Technicians start by removing loose, dry soils, working from top to bottom in the affected area to maximize efficiency, and minimize the spread of soot to other rooms in your home. These soils and deposits are then vacuumed and removed. Once dry cleaning methods, including dry cleaning sponges and Crumbly Cleaner, have eliminated all they can, wet cleaners are used to address tougher stains. 

If your laundry room has tiles in it, technicians can utilize specially-made tile and grout cleaners to remove soot from grout and hairline cracks. Chlorine bleach may also be used to get a deeper clean on grout. Strong acids, including phosphoric acid or stabilized acids, can be highly effective for addressing more substantial grout staining.

SERVPRO of Washington County is always prepared to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (401) 315-2337 for rapid disaster cleanup services today.

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