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Low Point in Helena - Fire Damage During the Holiday Season

1/22/2023 (Permalink)

a fire damaged hallway with soot covering the walls Dealing with the remains after a fire can be quite stressful. Call SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

We Easily Resolve Problems Caused by Fire Damage

Having a house fire can become one of the most stressful events in a lifetime, but having one over the holidays can ruin so much more than just your Helena area home. Regardless of when a disaster like this happens, SERVPRO is nearby to help with fire damage cleanup, restoration, and rebuilding.

The after-effects when your home in Helena sustains fire damage can impact your family for months. Because SERVPRO has extensive experience in the community, we can provide information to our customers regarding resources to help them recover even faster.

There are different ways that fire can affect your home:

  • Accumulation of soot and other contaminants,
  • New, foul odors, and
  • Destruction of interior structures, framework, and personal belongings

The slower a fire burns, the more soot it produces because it never gets hot enough. Higher temperatures make less soot (does depend on the material combusted.) Other by-products of fire include gases and oils. Soot requires a lot of elbow grease to eliminate, making SERVPRO's teamwork essential for a fast recovery.

Those by-products continue to break down into smaller pieces. They become so small that air currents can pick them up and carry them around. When you breathe them into your nose, your brain detects them as a disagreeable odor. Removing the source of such odors happens as we eliminate soot, but we go the extra step with thermal fogging that encapsulates soot particles that we cannot reach with cleaning tools. We also use other methods of odor control. Mechanical means like HEPA-filtered air scrubbers outfitted with activated charcoal filters help to eliminate malodors.

Heat weakens many things, including the wooden frame supporting your home. Our building crew can check for weak areas and take steps to strengthen the framework of your house. Other materials, such as paneling and drywall, carpeting, and furnishings that became charred from the flames, need us to remove and rebuild that area.

When a fire turns your home into a disaster area, call SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls at (406) 458-6008. We'll work with you to make it "Like it never even happened."

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