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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of Charlottesville is Hot on the Trail of Smoke Damage.

A single spark can cause a house fire that leaves behind a variety of damage. Our highly trained teams at SERVPRO® of Charlottesville are trained in property restoration from every kind of fire damage, no matter how much or little.

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Grease spots around the stove can help spread fire to other parts of the kitchen and beyond. A spark from a frayed cord can ignite upholstery or other flammable materials before you have time to react. Draping light fixtures with scarves to provide mood lighting is another way that fires can start, seemingly without warning. Whatever the cause, the damage can be surprisingly extensive – even when the flames are not. Our franchise professionals at SERVPRO of Charlottesville have extensive training and experience countering the damage.

Fires cause primary and secondary damage; the primary damage is from the blaze and the smoke and soot. The secondary damage is from its offshoots, such as water, burst pipes, mold or other microbial growth, or cuts in the roof or windows. Our teams handle it all. Both primary and secondary damage are often the bad gifts that keep on giving – and getting worse. Therefore, we are on call to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, every single blasted day.

Call 434-977-5850 any time.

The sooner you call, the sooner we can arrive.

Smoke and Soot Can Run (Waft), but They Can’t Hide from SERVPRO of Charlottesville

No doubt you’ll notice the damage from the flames right away, and you’ll often see soot or smoke stains on ceilings and walls near the point where the fire started. These stains are hardly the limit of the damage. Our team members know where and how to look for additional damage, which is often far from the flames.

Smoke particles from kitchen fires may be especially difficult to track down for those who are not trained in fire-damage remediation. The particles from protein are invisible! They are also greasy and odorous, so no one would claim that protein smoke particles are un-noticeable, but we know where and how to look. We don’t want homeowners to smell leftovers from the fire every time they walk in the house, or to suddenly come upon greasy spots in places they don’t expect.

The particles from smoke and soot aren’t just smelly and unsightly; they are corrosive. We have specialized cleaning solutions and tools to get rid of soot and smoke. Improper handling can push them further into structural materials and belongings, which won’t happen when you hire team members from SERVPRO of Charlottesville.

Our job is to make the damage “Like it never even happened.”


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