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How a Space Heater Caused Fire Damage in Chicago

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

white standing space heater Space heaters cause several fires each year. Inspect yours regularly!

Space Heater Leaves Debris in My Chicago Home

You never know just how much you have in your living room until a space heater catches on fire and leaves bits and pieces of your life lying around.  Even when first responders arrive quickly and extinguish the flames before they burn out of control, there still is much damage following the fire. Your furniture, electronics, books, and pictures may all be charred and wet, leaving you in need of a professional team to help you sort through your belongings.  

Before you discard any items, make sure to reach out to SERVPRO for your fire debris cleanup needs in Chicago.  Our technicians are trained in the restoration of fires and the eradication of fire damage and are a significant source of expertise when sorting through the remnants.  We work around the clock to have our staff available as soon as you notify us of your emergency.

Most people do not realize that pictures and books can be restored even after they have been in a fire.  Our SERVPRO crew can comb through the fire and identify those items we can salvage by applying industry best practices.  Similarly, we can identify objects that are beyond repair. Most typically, porous materials need to be discarded as soot, smoke and extinguishing agents have saturated them.  When this is the case, our team takes care of the removal and disposal of the items according to local guidelines and environmental regulations. At the same time, we work on tailoring cleaning solutions to eliminate the trace of the fire from all salvageable items.

Sometimes the most disturbing aspect of a fire can be the smell that permeates your home.  It can feel overwhelming and that it is seeping from your walls. When our SERVPRO crew comes into your home, we can tackle this by using tools such as ozone generators, air scrubbers, foggers, and charcoal-activated filters.  These techniques are all designed to neutralize and eliminate this invisible reminder of the fire.

Do not tackle fire debris cleanup on your own.  Save yourself time and effort by letting the experts restore your home as soon as possible.  SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City is ready by calling (773) 337-3900. Like you, we strive to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”  

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