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What Slows Fire Damage Restoration in Santa Ana Homes?

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Several Factors Can Impact Fire Damage Restoration in Santa Ana

When fires impact your home or business, the effects can rapidly overwhelm the structure. Even with the fast and reliable response of SERVPRO professionals, it is still likely that the loss will affect multiple areas of the house. However, certain elements and conditions can slow down this restoration and recovery process.

The Temperature of the Structure

One of the critical factors that help to ensure the most efficient cleanup and fire damage restoration in Santa Ana homes is the structure's temperature. Heat makes all chemical processes happen faster, from drying to cleaning. Cooler temperatures in the household after extinguishment can slow the effectiveness of cleaning efforts.

Water Damage 

The presence and influence of water are other factors sure to slow the progress of cleaning a home after a fire loss. The extinguishment process is often enough to leave widespread water damage for restoration professionals to contend with, which can happen in many forms:

  • Standing water
  • Moist surfaces
  • Trapped water in cavities
  • Saturated flooring materials

Structural Obstacles

The condition of the structure is another consideration for responding technicians. Failures to address structural weaknesses or artificial barriers from bulk materials heaped throughout the property slow the response of SERVPRO professionals to the affected areas to set up mitigation equipment and tools.

Higher Restoration/Replacement Ratio

Hundreds of decisions get made when professionals work to restore a home after fire damages. Often, these choices weigh a difference between restoration costs versus replacement. With high-end, salvageable building materials, it is often more cost-efficient to recover these materials rather than discarding and replacing them – but this process takes longer in many scenarios.

After a fire, many look to the experience and fast response times of our SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North teams to help. We have a growing roster of FSRT-Certified technicians to help when you call (714) 558-7772.

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