Soot and Smoke Removal Best Practice
For people who’ve experienced a fire in their home, the initial cleanup of soot and water can be only the beginning. On top of the devastation of possibly losing irreplaceable personal items and memorabilia, the process of getting the home back in living order can be filled with difficulties.
Restoring the home requires professionals who are experienced in dealing with fires and restoration of the property. The national association that certifies companies’ expertise in fire cleanup is the IICRC, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. IICRC-certified companies must meet a rigorous list of standards in business ethics and expertise.
IICRC, working with the manufacturers of carpet, upholstery and fabric, works to establish the standards on how these items can be restored, whether from fire or water damage. When it comes to cleaning, restoring and inspecting that items are safe to be replaced in the home, the IICRC writes the books, so their certification of a local company offers homeowners the reassurance that the fire restoration work will be done correctly.
SERVPRO of Litchfield/West Phoenix is IICRC-certified, and our technicians receive ongoing training in the IICRC best practices. We also understand the need for immediate response, working with your insurance agent to document the loss and items that are able to be restored versus those that are a total loss.
If you ever experience a fire and need a restoration company, look for these factors in your chosen company:
- Proof of proper insurances and licenses
- Their level of experience in fire-related restoration
- Formal and recent training in specialized fire restoration work
- IICRC Certification
For restoration of your home and its contents after a fire, Litchfield & the West Valley turn to SERVPRO of Litchfield / West Phoenix. We take pride in keeping our customers informed about their restoration work, and in upholding the standards of our IICRC certification.