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How Curling Irons can Singe Your Port Orange Home

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know these appliances can be fire hazards? Make sure they are turned off after each use.

Forgetting to Turn Off Small Appliances Leaves Smoky Odors in Your Port Orange Apartment 

Residents in Port Orange lead busy lives, and preparing for different activities means getting clothing and yourself ready. Curling irons to clothes irons and many other electrical items get hot enough to scorch hair and fabric. They can also start a fire, even with cords and other components posing no other risks.

Leaving appliances on when leaving your home increases risks of smoke and fire damage in Port Orange to the area, and possibly your entire house. SERVPRO's technicians can get things back in order again, and help get you past such disasters. We also help in every way possible so you can include documentation of the work needed with any claims you file with your insurance adjuster.

The particles in the smoke and soot begin breaking down as they cool off and continue to do so, sending odors into the air. The presence of such odors persists as long as soot remains inside the home. We can help eliminate the scent, as well as the visible signs of a fire.

When the building services crew from SERVPRO replaces the walls and ceiling of a charred bathroom or other space, it leaves the area with a reduced number of particles. Opening up walls and ceilings to replace them can also reveal hidden soot. We brush this out and vacuum it up with HEPA-filtered vacs. In some situations, we also seal the surfaces to prevent odors from leaking into the air.

Our goal is to keep odor-causing soot particles from getting into the air you breathe. Another problem that soot can cause for you is a constant dustiness on surfaces within your home. When smoke gets into your HVAC system, the settling of dust can significantly increase all through your dwelling. Cleaning the ventilation system to remove soot is another one of our building services that our customers depend.  Ventilation cleaning helps control odors, as well as the amount of visible dust.

Carpeting, even when not singed or otherwise harmed by a fire, often holds the majority of the soot. We thoroughly clean the carpets and then apply much more pleasing scents via injectable liquids directly into the carpet's padding.

We wipe down freshly cleaned finished wood with lemon oil-based polish, which helps keep new particles of soot from embedding themselves into the pores of the wood. Other surfaces that, even with cleaning, might still contain smoke residue, we seal with appropriate sealants that do not mar the appearance. Personal belongings with a layer of soot often fare well with specialized cleaning techniques, including washable items that we can place in an ultrasonic water bath.

SERVPRO of South Daytona Beach / Port Orange is always ready to handle any amount of smoke or fire damage, including odors, in your home in the Daytona Beach area, Harbor Oaks, or Ponce Inlet. Call us at (386) 788-0358, so we can show you how our restoration work makes everything "Like it never even happened."

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