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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire Restoration Safely Rebuilds Your Pompano Beach Home

12/26/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pompano signage SERVPRO provides fast and immediate service for fire damage restoration. We are ready at a moment's notice.

Our Experts Are Skilled in Fire Restoration Safety

During a fire, the wood frame of your Pompano Beach residence experiences extreme temperatures. Such high temperatures can drive out moisture and make wood brittle and fragile. Fire restoration can make weakened structures like your home’s framework strong again. 

Our building crew understands that until we finish certain stages of fire restoration, your Pompano Beach home continues to contain potentially dangerous areas. We adhere to the fire inspection and its guidelines when repairing your home. 

The most common areas that experience a significant loss of safety because of a house fire are:

  • Ceilings that contain large amounts of water,
  • Floors where a fire burned underneath, and
  • Doorways with partially burned frames.

The fire department forces a tremendous amount of water into your home to make everything wet and incapable of combusting. All that water travels downhill, with much of it becoming trapped in your house’s structure, including ceilings. Water is quite dense, and a gallon weighs about eight pounds. Ceilings cannot hold the extra weight of a couple of dozen gallons while the water simultaneously seeps into the ceiling’s drywall, causing it to soften.

Furniture and appliances, plus any people, combine to a tremendous weight a floor must bear without collapsing. Flames that char the underside of your floor can leave a room’s floorboards and the supporting frame much weaker than normal. The fire inspection report details such areas, and we rebuild these first. Otherwise, without this immediate attention, our equipment could cause the floor to cave in and slow any progress. We always make the area as safe as possible.

Doorways seem safe, but door frames can become unbalanced when opening or closing the door. If the structure has become loosened from the adjoining wall, the entire door and frame can fall onto someone. 

Many other areas lose their previous integrity and become significantly less safe. For example, the individual steps and the framework of a staircase can become fragile, creating a hazardous situation.

To restore your home to safe condition after a fire, call SERVPRO of Pompano Beach at (954) 970-4942. 

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