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Is it Safe to Perform Fire Restoration?

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on walls and ceiling After a fire always have experts inspect a property for safety, no matter how small the blaze.

Properties that Need Fire Damage Restoration can be Unsafe. SERVPRO Helps Covina Residents Overcome Housefires Safely

What are the Dangers of a Fire-Damaged Home?

A house fire in Covina can exert significant pressure and temperature onto the structure and its contents. There may be airborne soot or dust that can be unhealthy to ingest. Equally, the structure itself should be tested to assess the likelihood of collapse. Even in minor fires, there can be significant hazards. These could include building materials like asbestos or lead-based paint, which can be dangerous if disturbed. There may also be electrical hazards and sharp edges such as exposed mattress springs, nails, or splintering from wooden parts of the structure. Establishing proper safety controls in your property is essential to protecting staff and avoiding inadvertently causing further harm to your home- for example, by an electrical fire.

How do Technicians Establish a Safe Work Site?

Before fire damage restoration in your Covina residence gets underway, we first need to establish safety for both you and our workers. To set up a safe working site, we need to cooperate and communicate directly. These can be discussions about securing the place out of working hours, navigating security systems, or whether we need to board up parts of the property. Inside your home, technicians can establish a staging area to store equipment. If you remain in the property during the fire damage restoration, we can place warning signs and barriers over the parts of the property needing repair. SERVPRO technicians prioritize high-use spaces like kitchens or bathrooms and can perform restoration in these areas first to minimize inconvenience.

What do I Need to Consider for Safety in a Property Undergoing Fire Restoration?

  • OSHA regulations for safe working spaces
  • Thorough hazard assessment of electrics, structure, and respiratory issues
  • Occupant risk or unauthorized trespass on the property

Establishing safe work conditions is an essential part of the restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111.

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