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Can Trash Interfere with Restoration of Fire Damage in Jacksonville Homes?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke and soot damage on wall Fires leave debris and waste products behind. Debris management is an essential part of the fire damage restoration process.

By Improving Waste Management, SERVPRO Improves Speed and Safety During Fire Restoration

Since fire destroys materials fully or partially, heaps of waste can readily pile up at your home after an incident. It is vital to prioritize the proper debris management to ensure fire damage restoration proceeds as expected.

Trash and other waste materials can interfere with the process of fire damage restoration at your Jacksonville home in many ways, including creating safety hazards and obstructing restoration processes. SERVPRO incorporates trash management in every aspect of the restoration.

Various Steps Help Improve Waste Management at a Fire Loss Site, Including:

  • Providing the proper containers
  • Labeling unsalvageable materials
  • Segmenting work areas at the loss site

The fire restoration process should start with a thorough scope of the loss site. Taking some steps during the evaluation process helps in trash management later. Labeling any materials and contents deemed unsalvageable helps ease such management. Our SERVPRO technicians use tape or stickers to denote all unsalvageable materials quickly, thus better understanding what resources are necessary to remove or store the waste at the loss site.

Organizing wastes, especially after demolition, is essential. The best way to organize trash is to store it in containers. Our SERVPRO teams provide different storage resources, including dumpsters, trash bags, and portable storage units to handle various materials. For instance, fine residues are better contained in zipped trash bags, while more expansive materials such as ceiling or wall panel remnants are better dropped in dumpsters. 

Another essential step to ensure waste materials do not interfere with restoration processes is dividing the loss site into different areas. For instance, one section can hold equipment, and another can temporarily store contents. One should also designate a space for holding the waste materials before they are removed from the property for disposal. 

With the assistance from SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties during fire damage restoration, you do not have to worry about inconveniences of handling wastes. Call us at (910) 319-0600. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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