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Does Fire Damage Necessitate Rebuilding of Monmouth Junction Homes?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

After Fire Damage Call us today!; Call SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows today at (732) 432-9800 if you need help with professional fire damage restoration.

With Assistance from SERVPRO, Fire Restoration Can Save Monmouth Homes from Rebuilds

In the aftermath of your property going up in flames, it is hard to tell what you can salvage. Of all the outcomes, the worst is having to rebuild everything or vast sections of your Monmouth home. If the fire was not extreme, it is possible to avoid a rebuild.

The need for a rebuild after fire damage in Monmouth Junction homes can arise because of the direct effects of the fire or how the mitigation process is taken after the fire incident because secondary damages develop after the fire is put out. SERVPRO helps ensure that you respond appropriately to counter any additional damages that might force a rebuild.

Actions That Help Limit the Need for a Rebuild Include:

  • Structure protection
  • Moisture management
  • Containment

If you do not protect the fire-damaged structure, you may end up rebuilding vast areas when other issues like moisture damage set in. Moisture is a more significant problem in the aftermath of fire than most people realize. For instance, the water remnants from firefighting efforts continue percolating into semi-porous materials like wood. If the fire damages exterior walls, rainwater can also find a way in. Our SERVPRO technicians manage the situation by establishing containment with plastic sheets separating affected areas from the rest of the house, thus keeping moisture and residues from spreading.

How Moisture Management Correlates to Rebuilds

  • Residues set
  • Structural materials warp 
  • Rot and rust set in

When residues set, they form strong stains that cleaning might not remove. Moisture also causes swelling, which leads to warping and other changes. Rot and rust compromise the integrity of materials necessitating demolition and replacement. A simple action by our SERVPRO technicians, such as setting up dehumidifiers immediately on arrival at the property, forestalls many of these problems.

SERVPRO of SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows can help you take preventive or restorative action after fire damage making it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (732) 432-9800.

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